Digicel Jamaica may ban ‘unlicensed’ VOIP services

Richard Browne reports in the Sunday Gleaner that Digicel is blocking “unlicensed VOIP services” in Haiti and considering doing the same in Jamaica.

From the story…

“Unlicensed VoIP operators like Viber and Nimbuzz use telecoms networks to deliver their services, but they do not pay any money for the privilege,” Antonia Graham, head of communications for the Digicel Group told Sunday Business.

The unauthorised activity “puts enormous pressures on bandwidth – which means customers’ data usage experience is negatively impacted as a result”, she said.

Read the full story here.