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Skype Facing China Ban

The People’s Daily, the government’s official newspaper reports, the Chinese regulator has declared that only China Telecom and China Unicom will be allowed to provide Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services in China, leaving Skype, UUCall and other similar services unavailable in China.

Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a fee using a debit-based user account system.

Skype has also become popular for its additional features which include instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing.

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