Etisalat – UAE allows accessing Skype.
Skype the No 1 VoIP service provider to the world used to handles two billion minutes of connections daily is back in UAE through Etisalat. Etisalat is the leader in the mobile phone service provider section in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has taken off its access blocking of the popular IM provider Skype in that region. Allowing Skype to offer free internet phone calls, video calls, file transfer and messaging may harm the income of the state controlled firm.
The telecommunication sector once a lucrative industry world wide is suffering much due to the invention of the VoIP – Voice over Internet Protocol – is becoming more and more cheaper than the conventional means where the conventional calling method needs more funds to look after its, switchboards, cables and satellite facilities. Because of this the larger Telecommunication service providers are finding ways to make money with the assistance of the Internet service providers like Skype, Twitter, whatsapp, Google Talk, Facebook etc.
Here are the announcements that were posted in the Etisalat page in the Facebook page.
1. “Etisalat Customers can now access the Skype website”
2. “Dear Customers, Kindly note that Etisalat network has been restored and is normally functioning for Internet browsing and services yet online gaming users may notice latency depending on the location and capabilities of the server they are connecting to”