The Indian security agencies have called for strict enforcement of Caller Line Identification on all international incoming calls. Their are only four Indian carriers who have point of interconnect for international calls – Reliance Communications Ltd, Bharti Tele-ventures Ltd, VSNL Ltd and BSNL.
If their is no CLI on an international incoming call, the Indian operators could add their two digit code followed by the country code the call originated from. However, this is likely to be obsolete and security agencies want the complete number. Good Move!!! What happens in case of VoIP originating from clients like Yahoo! messenger ?
Economic Times reports that the number of Indians over 15 years of age accessing the internet rose 7.8% in Q2-2006 to 18.02 million from 16.71 million. India has made it to the Top 10 and currently ranks at ninth position in terms of total online population. America has retained top slot with 153 million users according to comScore. China and Russia followed India with 5.22% and 5.14% rise in its web-users respectively.
Internet penetration in India will increase further in the next few years and this is visible by the rate at which Yahoo and Google are localizing their online properties for the diverse population of India.