BT questions VSNL over call blocking

15 Dec 2003

BT chairman Sir Christopher Bland has issued a complaint with the Indian government that international telco VSNL is blocking it from routing calls to call centres in the country. BT, which plans to send calls to new directory inquiries centres in Bangalore and New Delhi using VSNL’s rival Bharti Telecom, claims that VSNL is refusing to allow Bharti to connect to its network. Sir Christopher has threatened to freeze investment in India if the issue is not resolved.