China to make most VoIP services illegal

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China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has ruled that only China Telecom's and China Unicom's internet phone services will be legal. All other VoIP services will be ruled as illegal in China, The Shanghai Daily reports. The ministry did not provide a timetable on when the ruling takes effect.

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Categories: Internet
Companies: China Telecom / China Unicom
Countries: China
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As far as I know IP telephony has been 'illegal' in China until 2008 anyway. Skype & Co still worked fine, because they also cannot block those (as China Telecom/Unicom are using the technology).
Martin Beijing @ 30/12/2010 - 13:01

China is just becoming impossible to use any normal servces on the Internet. F... them. Think I'll have to go back to Hong Kong.
ashley steinhausen @ 30/12/2010 - 11:00

I guess that's the end for Skype & Co in China for the time being then... Another way to keep the masses from not communicating freely specially where it can not be monitored by the Governement.
M. B. @ 30/12/2010 - 10:22

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