On Gear Live: 5 Unique Gadgets to Trick Out Your Home Bar

Friday December 31, 2010 3:58 pm

Skype, other VoIP, may be illegal in China


Posted by Patrick Lambert Categories: Internet, Software


skype illegal china

According to a story in China's major newspaper, People's Daily, it appears that the Chinese government has declared all VoIP solutions not provided by the government's own China Telecom and China Unicorn to be illegal. This would make Skype, the most popular VoIP service, illegal as well. So far, Skype denies that it has been banned, and users in China keep using the service, but if the government were to apply this new rule, this would be a major drawback for Chinese users, and westerners traveling to the country.


Read More | People's Daily

Latest Gear Live Videos

Advertisement

Forum Discussion

Come join the discussion on this topic over on the Gear Live message boards. You need to be a member to participate, so sign up if you haven't already - it's free!

   • Reply to this forum thread

Advertisement

Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.

Advertisement