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By Gandhya Senanayake

With the reduction of government taxes levied on international calls by $ 0.02 on phone operators there has been a 30 % increase in international call traffic to Sri Lanka, TRC Director General Anusha Palpita told Daily Mirror online

He added that the price margin between calls taken through Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) and phone networks have reduced due to this measure.

Director General Anusha Palpita also added that measures will be taken so that internet providers will register connections providing more than 1mbps bandwidth, which will enable the TRC to curb illegal use of VoIP calls in certain types of networks. He however added that internet users using ADSL connections will not be affected by the future registration measures. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Wasantha Saturday, 23 October 2010 03:30 PM

    Not only that, in par with the increase of human rights violations in the Country, contacts with the international community will go up automatically.

    Above the crowd Saturday, 23 October 2010 03:48 PM

    If the reduction of taxes is a problem, increase the blooming thing. We are used to, every thing going up and up.

    raj rasikeen Saturday, 23 October 2010 04:51 PM

    KEEP IT UP ANUSHA,GREAT WORK.

    mohammed Saturday, 23 October 2010 05:02 PM

    agree with you borat

    Faqi Saturday, 23 October 2010 05:34 PM

    VOIP calls cost next to nothing, if one knows the Internet well and have a good internet connection. Why should anyone use a land line and pay a through their noses?, Even Businesses in developed countries use options such as SKYPE to have conference calls between countries for next to nothing. I remember the time when SKYPE was introduced some years ago there were a few hundred on line at given time, Nowadays there are over 20 million + users at any given time using SKYPE.

    MagodisThuma Sunday, 24 October 2010 01:07 AM

    No..No...Christmas Season !.

    TP Sunday, 24 October 2010 01:38 AM

    The consumer will be looking at the cheapest and the best, so if SLT can go for low margins and allow operators to bring down rates we the consumer will never go to illegal VOIP operators. Good work DGT.

    Yehiya-Doha Sunday, 24 October 2010 01:52 AM

    You have to reduce more.Look USA & canada

    TB Sunday, 24 October 2010 02:05 AM

    Try to Reduce Internet Price many Private Telicomunication companyis cheating us.. we always trust gov product if they provide good spead connections..

    Man B Sunday, 24 October 2010 02:08 AM

    our rates more higher than other country rates.people now using Skype and Google call for there lower rate international calls.

    Lasith Sunday, 24 October 2010 02:44 AM

    God Bless our poor broadband internet connections!!!

    Service provider says its around 3.6 mbps but I am not getting at least 10% from that bandwidth. Then gov is going to tax on this with the current situation we me may have to use less than 1mbps connections.

    sham 2 Sunday, 24 October 2010 03:04 PM

    don"t compare with those countries...Try to be happy with reductions.TRC can reduce rates gradually.

    sham Sunday, 24 October 2010 05:32 AM

    from Qatar to South Asia Country call charges India for 1 Q Riyal 8 min , Nepal 1 QR 6 min Sri Lanka just 60 Dirhams 1 Min why Sri Lanka cant introduce like this cheap calling rates to benefit our Lankan

    Daniel Sunday, 24 October 2010 09:11 AM

    but why they are not taking any actions if they find illegal opeators,
    is there a law in place to arrest them

    pissu pusa Sunday, 24 October 2010 10:54 PM

    ha ha the results is prior to cristmas and haj. It was KP talking to his buddies, BR talking about 10% , And SF talking about Green card option

    patriot Sunday, 24 October 2010 11:48 PM

    If want to be asia miracle reduce internet price. and make internet acces easyway.

    borat Saturday, 23 October 2010 02:39 PM

    maybe because of the hajj season


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