After years of banning Voice over IP (VoIP) calls like Whatsapp, Skype and FaceTime, the UAE government is finally going to consider removing the ban on Whatsapp calls. The country has increased its collaboration with the Facebook-owned WhatsApp and will work keeping in mind the national security initiatives. UAE’s NESA Executive Director, Mohamed Al Kuwaiti revealed the news, saying, “this is going to happen soon.”
Before UAE, other Gulf nations also changed their stance regarding VoIP calls recently. Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on VoIP calls back in 2017 and Qatar has also allowed VoIP calls through licensed telecom operators.