Government to discuss VoIP

29 Jan 2008

BNamericas writes that members of parliament in Chile have submitted a bill outlining modifications to the country’s telecoms laws with a view to regulating the provision of IP telephony. The bill is designed to clarify whether the conversion of voice into data signals and their transport over virtual networks may be considered a public service and therefore require a concession. There is also a clause specifying that public network operators will be obliged to interconnect and carry any traffic from such services, and IP telephony operators will have the right to be assigned numbers by the telecoms sector regulator.

Chile, Entel Chile