Rabat - Moroccan Telecom providers have lifted on Wednesday their ban on calls made through VoIP services with WiFi connection, after the service was blocked last week.
Rabat – Moroccan Telecom providers have lifted on Wednesday their ban on calls made through VoIP services with WiFi connection, after the service was blocked last week.
Mobile calls through the free application WhatsApp have resumed following a period of restriction after Morocco’s three telecom providers blocked VoIP services through free applications.
Morocco World News journalists were able to verify as of today at 3:15 pm local time that users can make calls through VoIP services with Wifi.
Meanwhile, calls made through popular mobile applications Whatsapp, Viber, and Skype remains blocked via 3G and 4G since February 26.
As of this writing, Maroc Telecom, Meditel and Inwi , Morocco’s three telecom providers, haven’t issued any statement regarding their decision to lift the ban they extended to Wifi users last Friday.
Multiple media reports in Morocco suggested the decision to lift ban on VoIP services comes in response to the ongoing massive campaign launched by Moroccan social media users to unlike the official pages of the three telecom providers.
The ongoing campaign caused Maroc Telecom’s official page on Facebook to lose more than 194,000 “likes” as of Wednesday morning. Meditel Facebook page lost over 155,000 followers, while Inwi’s Facebook page has lost 164,000 “likes.”
Calls made through VoIP services with WiFi connection were officially blocked on February 26. The ban is supported by Morocco’s National Agency for Telecommunications Networks, which claims that the move is “in accordance with the law.”
A joint statement by Moroccan Telecom providers claimed the decision was made because of the “negative impact” free calls have on the Moroccan telecommunications industry.