Friday, December 31, 2010

Skype Could Be Designated Illegal in China

China will crack down on what it called illegal Internet telephone providers, according to a circular from the Chinese government seen on Friday that could potentially affect Internet calling service Skype, reports Reuters.

The statement, from the powerful Ministry of Information and Industry Technology, did not mention any carriers by name. The circular, dated Dec. 10, did not say what amounted to illegal services and did not name any VoIP providers it considered to be breaking the law.

According to Reuters, Skype has been growing in popularity among Chinese individuals and businesses to make cheap or free international phone calls.

1 comment:

  1. In most western countries it's also illegal to use VoIP with a GPRS/EDGE/3G/whatever data connection...