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Ban on internet calls to be lifted in Saudi Arabia

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Internet voice and video calling applications, including WhatsApp, Skype, and Viber will be available in Saudi Arabia as the ban will be officially lifted.

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The block on the access to the voice call applications will be removed on Wednesday, Abdullah Al Sawaha, minister of communications and information technology, said.

Coordination between the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) and the telecom service providers is underway to enable Saudi nationals and expatriates to benefit from applications that provide voice and video calls over the Internet and that will be in compliance with the requirements, Al Sawaha also chairman of the CITC, the Kingdom’s telecom regulator, said.

He added that the service providers have confirmed their commitment to enable all customers to use the applications to make voice and video calls of the highest quality and that they will review all applications in orde to meet the requirements periodically, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

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