• Skype ban in UAE, fresh argument on exciting WhatsApp

      April 11, 2019    

    The debate about lifting the ban on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has erupted once more inside the UAE following comments of a popular Emirati commentator and columnist.

    "It is so frustrating that Skype is banned inside the UAE. How are we intended to conduct interviews and meetings? This type of contradiction in 2021 & 2071 Visions desires," said Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi.

    Yousif said removal of the ban on loose calling apps is long past due here.

    "Lifting the ban on Skype and FaceTime is clearly late. Also, net service at domestic is by and large monopolized via one issuer (Du or Etisalat). Mobile (UAE's Etisalat) changed the sport in Saudi marketplace, with something like that takes place in the UAE, or regulator receives worried," Yousif stated in a reply to Al Qassimi’s tweet.

    Emirati businessmen and celebrities had raised their voice over and over to quit the blockade on VoIP in a bid to make the Emirates clever and its residents happier.

    In September 2018, Dubai-based Emirati billionaire Khalaf Al Habtoor, chairman of Al Habtoor organization, had referred to as on the UAE's telecom carrier companies Etisalat and du to unblock VoIP offerings so that the UAE residents can make unfastened calls via WhatsApp and Skype.

    He had careworn that unblocking VoIP is vital because the UAE strives in the direction of turning into number one in every area - which includes telecommunication.

    "Loads of people use WhatsApp and Skype name anywhere in the world. (They are) lose all over the global except. The telecom agencies (in UAE) are blocking off it and not allowing it. Therefore, I love to request the management and directors of these agencies to launch and lose the gadget and allow absolutely everyone to experience it," the billionaire had stated in a video statement.

    "We usually here in the UAE want to be number one in the whole lot. But why we are lagging as far as communication is worried. Our and our leaders' aim is to be number one. So, I request telecom corporations to release (VoIP) for anybody within the UAE anywhere," stated Al Habtoor.

    The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) continues that the availability of VoIP is the choice of certified telecommunication providers - du and Etisalat.

    The UAE telecom services providers had launched their personal VoIP calling cards which give residents greater time for worldwide calls.

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