Penalties of up to imprisonment for use ‘Skype’ phone in UAE




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Penalties of up to imprisonment for using “Skype” phone in UAE

TRA: I do not have the right to use Skype telephone subscribers without access to the operating companies a license

Majid said screw, Acting Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in the United Arab Emirates in a statement to the newspaper “Emirates Today”, that Skype offers a number of services which require a license from the body, a feature telephony, said that the use of this service without obtaining a license appropriate means that it will apply the penalties stipulated in Decree Law (3) for the year 2003.

The law stipulates that it shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than two years, and a fine of not less than 50 thousand dirhams and not more than a million dirhams, or either of them from proceeding any of the organized activities that fall under the Communications Act without being licensed or exempt from obtaining a license. It also punishable by imprisonment as well as a period of not less than one year and a fine of not less than 50 thousand dirhams and not more than a million dirhams, or one of the penalties of both the illegal entry on a communications network, or used unlawfully any service of telecommunications services.

Although the two “contacts” and “du” رفعتا the blocking of Skype last April , but the screw to the UAE said today that the two companies have not yet Taatkdma to requests for an informal body to put Skype in the state. He explained there is a big difference for participants between the two companies to provide two authorized services via Skype formally, and that is downloaded via the site as is currently done by a large number of the population in the state, he said.

He added that in the case of screw put the service through the “contacts” and “du”, this means allowing the use of Skype to make voice calls and video calls over smart phones smart phone to another, which requires approval from the Commission before the offering. He stressed that the download via Skype Web site does not give subscribers the right to utilize the services of voice calls and video calls over the application.

It was Mohamed Al Ghanim, Director General of the TRA had said last month that the Commission does not object to provide service Voice over Internet Protocol in the UAE, under the license granted to the two companies Almchglten, and added that “contacts” and “du” have the right to provide the service, but in return prevent any body of companies that are not licensed to operate in the UAE, from the provision of telecommunications services.
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