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I enjoyed sitting through the presentations and interacting with CIOs at the
Technology Senate 2004, Sri Lanka. The tracks had useful content and were not
marketing and sales pitches. It was useful to have the presentations available
for download on the Web.
The leisure activities were ideal for relaxation. The travel and stay arrangements
were handled well too. TS 2004 was a memorable experience and I look forward
to Technology Senate 2005.
S R Karode
Dy General Manager (IT & SAP)
Dear Mr. Karode
Thank you so much for your appreciation.
We are glad that the event has been of help to you. We will
keep you updated on the events that we host through the year and hope that you
will find them informative as well.
The legality of using VoIP
We are evaluating the possibility of starting back office operations for our
company in Mumbai. Can you let me know if it is legal to use VoIP in India?
I intend to use Vonage (US-based VoIP provider) for our office. We use a router
from Linksys with voice ports. It sits on the existing broadband connection
and uses VoIP to connect to gateways in the US and then routes calls using landlines.
Dear Mr Kunte
The use of VoIP in India is legal provided that the technology is used within
a Closed User Group (CUG). This means that only registered offices of a company
at different locations that are connected by Internet links can make or receive
calls using VoIP.
If you have a registered office in Mumbai and a registered
office in the US, and a leased line links the two, it is legal to use VoIP to
make voice calls between these two offices. This is irrespective of the hardware
you use. That said, you cannot make calls beyond the office to other telephone
numbers in India or the US.
Survey figures and cities
This is related to the Infrastructure Strategies 2004 survey that was jointly
conducted by Network Magazine and IMRB.
1) Among which 'A' class Indian cities was the survey conducted?
2) Did the figures of predicted expenditure in specific industry verticals refer
to the average per company or was it the total expenditure for the vertical?
3) What was the sample size break-up of the companies in the 'A' class cities?
Hughes Escorts Communications
Dear Mr De,
The figures mentioned in the survey are the average spends per company in each
vertical from seven cities: Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkatta, Pune, Hyderabad,
The sample size is:
FMCG/Consumer Durables 23
Auto & Auto Components 20