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Saudi may block Skype and Whatsapp

WhatsApp-ening in Saudi?

Skype, Whatsapp and other programs may be permanently suspended for users

March 25, 2013 1:35
 
Small-time internet shops threaten UAE telcos

Small-time internet shops threaten UAE telcos

With strong demand from UAE expatriates, back alley internet shops are offering VoIP despite government restriction and at a tenth of Etisalat and du’s regulated prices, making them tough competition.

November 10, 2011 4:30
 
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
 
Bring it kinda on: Etisalat and Du fight for the top spot

Bring it kinda on: Etisalat and Du fight for the top spot

Prepare for great telco promos to come your way, as du and Etisalat do their competitive dance. Oh wait, not yet...it’s not quite a real competition yet, says Jacqueline Gomes.

July 20, 2011 3:11
 
Meetings are dead

Meetings are dead

But landlines and fax are just as obsolete, according to Kipp’s poll. Here are the business communication tools you can’t live without.

August 23, 2010 1:17
 

Skype to open office in Manama

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

June 28, 2010 5:27
 

Skype ban angers Lebanese

Moves to make popular internet calling tool illegal spark uproar.

June 16, 2010 3:32
 

No lift on Skype ban in the UAE

Telecoms regulator says only local operators such as Etisalat and du will be allowed to offer customers international ‘voice over internet’ services.

March 15, 2010 6:29
 

UAE to introduce VoIP services “soon”

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is planning to…

January 5, 2010 5:56
 

UAE: VoIP may be legalized by year end, says TRA official

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is working on a policy to make international internet...

October 18, 2009 3:15