How to Go Around UAE’s Skype Block
According to the reports of multiple news agencies as well as Skype representatives, this communication app has been blocked in the UAE. UAEs blockade has led to massive frustration among hundreds of thousands of UAE citizens and international travelers visiting the country. But, there are ways of how Skype users can go around this ban and access this application. In this week’s Zlog we’ll take a look at how you can unblock Skype in the UAE by using a VPN service.
Why UAE Blocked Skype?
UAE has a long history of internet censorship and its stance on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services like Skype, WhatsApp and other similar apps has always been controversial. VoIP providers are required to have special licenses from the UAE government in order to operate in the country. The issue with this is that there are no clear requirements or conditions required to obtain these licenses. It all comes down to which services and apps government officials arbitrarily decide on.