10 March 2008
United Arab Emirates (UAE) will continue its ban on software
programme Skype and other services based on Voice over Internet
Protocol (VoIP), a low-cost web-based communication technology, the
Gulf News reported Monday. VoIP services
will be allowed only through the two licensed operators in the country,
Etisalat and Du, said Mohammad N. Al Ganem, director general of the
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).