Applogic to foray into VoIP space

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HYDERABAD: Applogic, a Hyderabad based broadband access provider, is all set

to foray into the voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) space. It has tied up with

ITXC, a US based Internet telephony carrier, for accessing 100 million minutes

of VoIP. Initially, the company plans to provide VoIP services in five cities -

Hyderabad, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, and New Delhi. "At present, our

teledensity is about 2.5 per cent and an initiative like this would go a long

way in increasing that. We are planning to make all the cyber cafes as telephone

booths in the future. We would be ready to provide these services by the end of

April, 2001," said Applogic Broadband Systems CEO and managing director

Venkat S Meenavalli.

Applogic has also tied up with Vocal Tech, a VoIP products developer from

Israel, to provide VoIP products. The company, which launched its broadband

services in December 2000, has a subscriber base of 35 customers. It is charging

Rs 6 lakh a year for an 1 MB connection from its customers. The company has

already spent Rs 8 crore in setting up the infrastructure and expects to

generate around $2 million from each city in the coming year of its operation.