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Only Etisalat, du licensed for VOIP in UAE: TRA

Only Etisalat and du are licensed to provide telecommunication services in the UAE including VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) services, said the country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). The VOIP regulatory

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WhatsApp to introduce voice calls?

Rumours are rife that WhatsApp could be offering free VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) calls to 600 million users, a report said, while casting doubts whether the service will be allowed in the UAE. "The leaked images of t

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Rakuten buys Viber for $900m

Rakuten, one of the world’s largest Internet services companies, has acquired Viber, a pioneering messaging and VoIP company. Rakuten will acquire Viber for a total consideration of $900 million, said a statement.

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Huawei unveils new communication platform

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, demonstrated its latest unified communications solution during a live exhibition at the company’s Executive Briefing Center in Dubai. Huawei’s second-generation eSpace U

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Bahrain 'to study restrictions on VoIP services'

Bahrain is to study whether to restrict Internet-based telecom services, the Kingdom's communications minister told Reuters, although no final decision was imminent. Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed al-Khalifa said the government did

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Bahrain mulls clamp on Internet calls

Bahrain is considering introducing controls on calls made via the Internet, including those on Skype and Viber, said a top official. Minister of State for Communications Affairs Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa confirmed the p

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VoIP service 'only through Etisalat, du'

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has stated that its telecommunications law and VoIP regulatory policy allows only the licencees - Etisalat and du - to provide telecommunications services in the UAE including VOIP services.

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Etisalat unblocks Skype website

The UAE's top telecom operator Etisalat has stopped blocking the website of Skype, the world's No.1 internet-based phone call provider, although the move could put further pressure on the state-controlled firm's revenue.

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Plingm launches Arabic app

  Plingm, a Swedish based mobile VoIP app, has launched its first Arabic version to benefit from the growing use of mobile VOIP in the Middle East.   Since January this year, the number of Plingm ap

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Etisalat likely to offer internet calls by Q2 end

UAE telecoms operator Etisalat  will offer internet-based phone calls by the end of the second quarter, a top executive told Reuters, as the former monopoly tries to fight off competition from Skype and other international providers. &nb

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