Run VoIP in your House - get arrested

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Run VoIP in your House - get arrested

Apparently, in Bangladesh if you try and resell VoIP services out of your house, you're apt to get raided. Hope what happened to American Eliadah "Lia" McCord (forced to smuggle drugs, caught by Bangladesh airport security, gets 30-year sentence, but eventually pardoned thanks to help from Gov. Bill Richardson) doesn't happen to people who run VoIP services out of their house.

I happened to see the Eliadah "Lia" McCord story a few nights ago on TV. It was a tragic story that ended up well, but not before spending 4 years in prison. In Bangladesh drug smugglers are typically executed (hung) and they don't have the lengthy appeals (death row) process that happens in the U.S. and other countries.

Imagine getting executed for operating VoIP. Though I doubt even Bangladesh is that extreme. Probably just a 10 year sentence.

check it out:

Tk 1cr VoIP equipment seized in city

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) equipment worth around Tk 1 crore were seized from two places in the city early yesterday.

A committee formed to inspect and detect telecommunication installations conducted separate raids on two houses at Kanthalbagan and Paribagh from 12:30am to 4:00am and seized the equipment.

Officials of Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) are the members of the committee.

The equipment include 120 tellular of various models, 7 gateways and one 32 port channel bank, says a BTRC press release.


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