Free voice calls via WhatsApp will soon be made available. Ummm… How exciting! Mohammad Al Kuwaiti, executive director of the UAE’s National Electronic Security Authority, told CNBC, “There might be a lift of that ban for [WhatsApp] voice calls… and this is going to happen soon, this is what we know and understand from the telecommunication authority here in the UAE.”
Apps like Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp calls (and video), Viber, Facebook calls (and video) have been banned by the Telecommunication Regulation Authority for a while. However, Kuwaiti said the UAE has been collaborating with notable tech platforms including WhatsApp (which is owned by Facebook). He mentioned to Capital Connection that, “The collaboration with WhatsApp has actually increased, and in many of those [projects] we saw a very good understanding [from them] of the concept we have.”
Here’s is the full interview:
We cannot, cannt wait!!