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EU to force VoIP on carriers?

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 14 Apr 2009 17:21 User comments (1)

EU to force VoIP on carriers? Calls made using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology generally cost the caller less than traditional phone calls. For this reason, many of the major carriers within the European Union have outright banned VoIP use on their networks, viewing it as a potentially devastating threat to their revenues.
However, there are some signals from the European Union that they will be forced to change their stance. As things currently stand, individual EU member states regulate blocked Internet services, but EU telecom commissioner Viviane Reding recently commented that action must be taken against carriers that use their large marker share to "block innovative services."

A report published in Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper claims that the European Union has already prepared draft legislation that would open all smartphones used within the bloc to VoIP services.

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115.4.2009 5:34

Maybe thats why ebay has just decided to sell skype shares.

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