Is the UAE Skype 'ban' lifted?

Published April 7th, 2013 - 11:44 GMT
is the UAE's so-called Skype ban being lifted?
is the UAE's so-called Skype ban being lifted?

 Internet users in the UAE have been able to access Skype on both etisalat and du networks.

Reports about the website, which offers cheap phone calls over the internet and is blocked in the UAE, have been growing on social media sites since Thursday.

It has yet to be determined whether this is due to a change in policy from the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) or an inadvertent lifting of the block. Previously, the TRA has stated that only licensed telecoms could offer internet callings or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoiP) in the UAE.

Both the telcom operators were not available to comment at the time of going to the press.

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