Saudi Arabia Decide to lift ban on WhatsApp, Viber and Skype


  • tion on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) voice and video calling administrations would be lifted one week from now.
  • The applications were hindered in 2013 and the ban would be dropped as a feature of Vision 2030

RIYADH – The administration of Saudi Arabia will be lifting the prohibition on web telephone calls through famous applications Viber, WhatsApp and Skype from one week from now.

Abdullah Al Sawaha, Minister for Communications and Information Technology and the director of the Kingdom’s telecom controller, said the choice is taken to empower clients, including subjects and exiles, to profit by applications that give voice and video call applications, as per the Saudi Press Agency.

“The use of the applications will be vigorously checked by the administration bodies and specialist co-ops”, Al-Sawahah was cited as saying.

Telecom organizations will likewise be required to give quarterly record of protestations documented by endorsers with a specific end goal to guarantee straightforwardness.




“This productive collaboration between the Kingdom’s telecom accomplices goes under the umbrella of ‘Client First’, an arrangement in which everybody works with a specific end goal to give all telecom endorsers in the Kingdom the best administrations that live up to their desires and fulfill their necessities,” he said.

The ban has been lifted as a piece of the Vision 2030, an arrangement by the agent crown ruler, Mohammed receptacle Salman, to reevaluate the Saudi economy, intending to build up an advanced society by enhancing the innovation part among its different objectives.

The hydrocarbon powerhouse had hindered the applications in 2013, after the administration guaranteed that they “don’t meet the administrative conditions” in the kingdom.

After the declaration, every one of the eyes are currently on the United Arab Emirates which has additionally prohibited voice/video calling through web.