Saudi Arabia remove Ban over Skype, WhatsApp, Viber and VoIP App
The Saudi Arabian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Abdullah Al-Sawah, on Wednesday, announced, that the Ban over Internet Protocol (VoIP) voice and video calling services including Skype, WhatsApp and Viber will be removed next week (September 20).
VoIP apps such as Skype, Viber, and WhatsApp are banned in the Saudi Arabia.
Al Sawah said on his Twitter official account site Twitter.
“In cooperation with our telecom partners and in line with our #customer_first policy, we have called for the lifting of call blocking within a week … and we still strive for more,”
According to Khaleej Times
Al Sawah added that authority and telecom services providers in the kingdom were coordinating to unblock VoIP service to their customers – Saudi citizens or residents – to make use of the applications that support voice and video calls.He explained that applications that support VoIP option, video and voice calling over the internet, will start working.
The bodies cooperating with the decision emphasized that they will enable everybody to use the VoIP supported applications to make voice and video calls at high quality.The decision is in line with the objectives of the Kingdom’s vision 2030
Saudi government blocked the WhatsApp, Skype, and Viber and other VoIP apps back in 2013.