OUR Requests Additional Information from Digicel and LIME in VoIP Matter

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has requested additional information from telecommunications providers LIME and Digicel on their decision to block certain providers of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services on their network. VoIP is a technology used for the delivery of voice communications over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. The request by OUR follows meetings with the […]

How Network Neutrality and International Calling can thrive as TATT mediates VoIP Blockade by Digicel and LIME

“Unlicensed VoIP operators like Viber and Nimbuzz use telecoms networks to deliver their services, but they do not pay any money for the privilege. This unauthorized activity puts enormous pressures on bandwidth — which means customers’ data usage experience is negatively impacted as a result. As such, Digicel has been forced to take firm action […]

Digicel blocks “unlicensed” Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) services

Digicel has moved to block VOIP services from using its network with immediate effect. Digicel in a news release stated that unlicensed VOIP operators use telecom networks to deliver their services, but do not pay the requisite fee. As expected the news has not been greeted well by some of its customers who use VOIP apps like […]

Skype clocks 2 Billion Minutes per Day worth of VoIP Calls driven by the Mobile Computing Revolution

Skype, the Internet VoIP Platform that’s owned by Microsoft since May of 2011, has now hit a major milestone since Wednesday April 3rd 2013. The World apparently spends 2 billion Minutes per day (yes rasta, you read it right!) on Skype  using this Free and Paid VoIP platform, a figure that includes both Desktop Applications […]