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CAIRO – 22 April 2017: The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority denied the rumors regarding the blockade of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services in Egypt, on Saturday, according to NTRA’s official twitter account.
“There is no truth to what some people are saying about shutting down the VOIP service for some applications using this technology. The agency confirmed more than once the inaccuracy of the news.”
VoIP is a digital mobile service that enables sending and receiving calls through the internet. It is used in apps, such as Facebook Messenger, Skype and Viber.
Unable to make calls with some of the above apps on Friday, social media users started sharing screenshots of their communications with TE Data S.A.E., an Internet service provider in Egypt, in which the latter confirmed VOIP was blocked for all companies and that the problem was not confined to TE Data clients.