UAE - Internet telephony to be opened next month

01 November 2006

Dubai: The UAE is to lift a ban on internet telephony or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) from December, according to the latest announcement by government officials.


Gulf News earlier reported that the VoIP might be allowed later this year.

Reuters Arabic and Albayan this week quoted officials from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority as saying that the ban would be lifted to allow the two licensed telecom operators, du and etisalat, to use the technology.

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