VSNL offers value-added services to corporates
By A Special Correspondent
"If government monopoly is a disease, private sector monopoly is cancer," says S.K. Gupta, Chairman and Managing Director of VSNL, India's premier external telecom and Internet services provider which made history recently by offering a dividend of 500 per cent to its shareholders. Gupta was reacting to a remark made by a speaker at the Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC) in Mumbai that, "Government monopoly is a disease and competition is the cure." The occasion was the launching of VSNL's Internet-based value-added services for corporates in association with IMC.
Addressing a large gathering of businessmen and corporate personnel, Gupta said in today's competitive environment the success of any organisation depended upon its ability to capture and efficiently transfer the information in the most efficient and secured way in order to seize the vast business opportunity. All the proposed value-added services of VSNL would definitely provide an edge to the corporates over their competitors, he said.
Gupta and his team of Internet specialists unveiled VSNL's new package of Internet-based value-added services by holding a demonstration of the three important services, namely, Virtual Private Network (VPN) services, V-Mail services and ALICE, an integrated communications suite for corporates. These three services would help the customers to communicate faster, better and economically.
By launching these services, VSNL had become more customer-friendly. Besides, the services were cost-effective and reliable for communication, Gupta said.
VSNL is already providing several Internet-based value-added services like global roaming, online registrations, I-leap and web-mail to its customers. The new services are unique in their characteristic and will be very useful for the corporate customers.
Though Internet Telephony was the crying need of the hour, Gupta said it was for the government of India to legalise it. However, it was gradually taking shape, he said.