Voice over IP (VoIP) is a cost effective solution to save on telephone bills for both corporates and private individuals. There are many companies that offer VoIP solutions in western countries. In addition there are services like Skype that offer free voice and video calls between its users and cost effective calls to both landline phones and mobile phones.
UAE uses transparent proxy to filter Internet and VoIP services. This type of Internet filtering can be by passed using secure VPN servers. The users from Dubai or Abu Dhabi can use the VPN Machine service to bypass the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat) Internet filtering. This VPN service provides a secure Internet connection and access to VoIP services such as Skype and Magic Jack.However, VoIP is banned in some middle eastern countries due to monopolies in the telecommunication industry led by governmental or semi governmental service providers. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is among those countries that banned VoIP and services such as Skype.
The UAE based companies can also use the VPN service to establish VoIP and secure connections between their offices. This could save them upto 50% on their international telephone bills and operational costs.
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