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China prepared to ban Skype?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Dec 2010 20:01 User comments (6)

China prepared to ban Skype? According to the government's official daily newspaper, popular VoIP service Skype may soon be banned in China, joining the ranks of YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and countless others.
If accurate, the ban will extend to all VoIP services, with the exception of those provided by China Telecom and China Unicom.

Both phone carriers are state controlled.

There is no current timetable for the implementation of the restrictions. When it does go into effect, the paper speculates "services like Skype will become unavailable in the country."

Skype has used the Chinese mobile Internet carrier TOM Online to offer their software in the nation, in its native language, since 2007, and Skype has confirmed it is still up-and-running as of writing.

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6 user comments

130.12.2010 20:04

O__O

230.12.2010 20:09

China at its best.


Forza Juve!!

31.1.2011 13:26

the usa's role model strikes again

41.1.2011 14:08

"Unlimited Powahhhhhh"

52.1.2011 1:42

CHINA STRONG

62.1.2011 9:43

Have they banned Afterdawn yet?


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