Recently, several users across UAE have noticed that Skype is out of order. On reaching Etisalat, it was stated that Skype is blocked in UAE for providing unlicensed VoIP services.
The access to the Skype App is blocked since it is providing unlicensed Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Service, which falls under the classification of prohibited contents as per the United Arab Emirates' Regulatory Framework.Thanks
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Skype says it is out of their hands.
Hello! We are sorry for this experience, but sadly it’s out of our hands. Please reach out to your internet service provider: https://t.co/rhYDZFWzV9?
— Skype Support (@SkypeSupport) December 28, 2017