Saudi Arabia set to lift ban on Viber, WhatsApp, and Skype Calls

RIYADH – The government of Saudi Arabia would be lifting the prohibition on internet telephone calls through mainstream applications Viber, WhatsApp, and Skype from one week from now.

Abdullah Al Sawaha, Minister for communication and data technology and the executive of the Kingdom’s telecom controller, said the choice is taken to empower clients, including residents and ostracizes, to profit by applications that give voice and video call applications, as indicated by the Saudi Press Agency.

“The utilization of the applications will be vigorously observed by the administration bodies and specialist organizations”, Al-Sawahah was cited as saying.

“This productive collaboration between the Kingdom’s telecom accomplices goes under the umbrella of ‘Client First’, a strategy in which everybody works with a specific end goal to give all telecom supporters in the Kingdom the best administrations that live up to their desires and fulfill their necessities,” he said.

The ban has been lifted as a piece of the Vision 2030, an arrangement by the delegate crown prince, Mohammed container Salman, to rethink the Saudi economy, that expects to build up a computerized society by enhancing the innovation part among its different objectives.

The Hydrocarbon powerhouse had obstructed the applications in 2013, after the administration guaranteed that they “don’t meet the administrative conditions” in the kingdom.

After the declaration, every one of the eyes are presently on the United Arab Emirates which has also restricted voice/video calling through web.