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Will Skype be permanently banned in KSA

‘VoIP services through Skype are still unauthorized’ – TRA

We have one VoIP application, two telecom operators and an endless stream of confusion. . .

April 8, 2013 3:25
 
Will Skype be permanently banned in KSA

‘Skype and WhatsApp need to meet local laws’

Saudi's regulator said it was acting to "protect society from any negative aspects that could harm the public interest"

April 1, 2013 8:21
 
Gulf telcos risk falling into handset subsidy trap

Gulf telcos risk falling into handset subsidy trap

Telcos responding to harsh competition, stagnant growth; Smart phone shipments to Middle East seen up 52 pct in 2011; But European experience suggests profits may suffer; VoIP calls on smart phones threaten international revenue

October 26, 2011 5:22
 
The Six Degrees of…Tony Bates

The Six Degrees of…Tony Bates

Microsoft’s $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype –the largest Microsoft has ever made – has put Tony Bates, Skype CEO, into…

May 16, 2011 4:37
 
To Skype or Not to Skype?

To Skype or Not to Skype?

Will the TRA loosen up on the Skype-ban now that Microsoft has acquired the company? Kipp is highly doubtful, but then again who cares? We know people who’ve been Skyping for years now.

May 13, 2011 9:55
 
Skype and Microsoft heads explain tie-up

Skype and Microsoft heads explain tie-up

Speaking to the BBC, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer promises "new capabilities and new features".

May 11, 2011 9:34
 

Skype to open office in Manama

Company says Bahraini capital is a “gateway to the Gulf.”

June 28, 2010 5:27
 
Ban Skype, discourage business

Ban Skype, discourage business

With the region’s least competitive mobile market and some of the slowest internet in the world, Lebanon’s move to ban VoIP communications is wildly unpopular.

June 18, 2010 8:33
 

Skype ban angers Lebanese

Moves to make popular internet calling tool illegal spark uproar.

June 16, 2010 3:32
 

Skype CEO sees Middle East growth

Internet calling service sees bright prospects despite being banned in a number of countries.

June 15, 2010 3:45
 
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