CITC seeks to clamp down on VoIP and messaging services

27 Mar 2013

Saudi Arabia’s telecoms regulator, the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), has threatened to ban voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) services and mobile messaging services unless telecoms operators are willing to provide a monitoring service by the end of this week, according to a report in daily newspaper Arab News. Services such as WhatsApp, Viber and Skype are said to be in the CITC’s crosshairs.

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