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UNCHR, Skype collaborate to provide communication services

Tuesday 7 December 2010 | 08:49 CET | News
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Skype have partnered to provide humanitarian workers in the remote parts of the world with communication services. Skype has developed a bespoke, low-bandwidth version of its software, for deployment across 120 hardship locations served by UNHCR staff members around the world. In addition, all UNHCR employees have to pay for personal calls. Thus, the UNHCR-version of Skype will provide both voice and video calls over the internet even when accessed through low connectivity networks. This will enable communications for humanitarian

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Skype
Countries: World
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I'd like to have that low-resource version of Skype for myself, too...
Peter Horton @ 9/12/2010 - 11:10


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