Monday, September 04, 2006

Skype illeagal in Marocco?

We know that the UAE blocks Skype. Will Marroco follow?
According to an article from the Maroc IT Blog, Skype will be curtailed as it is deemed an illegal activity.

AmiVois vs. Skype in Morocco
It is anticipated that Amitelo’s AmiVois VoIP Softphone (a Skype like application) will soon be incorporated into Maroc Telecom’s Menara portal. With this VoIP development on the local market, I suspect that access to Skype will be curtailed as it is deemed an illegal activity. If Skype is blocked and AmiVois is successfuly launched and quickly adopted, it will drive more traffic to the Menara portal (Menara is already one on the top destinations). This in turn will make the Menara portal the premier destination in Morocco and boost its advertising revenues. Sounds like Maroc Telecom has more tricks up its sleeves, stay tuned…

1 comment:

Jean Mercier said...

I suspect this is not only about money for Maroc Telecom!
Morocco is still a totalitarian regime. Skype is encrypted, i don't think AmiVois is encrypted, therefore it can be tapped!