Free Data, Skype to Aid Online Learning

One of the UAE’s two telecommunications providers, du, has announced a number of initiatives to support the online learning programmes of schools and universities following their closure for one month from March 8. 
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"Skype for Business" is to be opened up for fixed-line customers only by UAE telecommunications company, du, ‘for the time being’.  This is in addition to the company providing access to other selected VOIP applications namely Blackboard Collaborate, Zoom, Google Hangout Meet, and Microsoft Teams.

du is also enabling all postpaid and prepaid customers to access their school websites and homework throughout the closed period without incurring any additional charges on their data.

The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) via the country's two telecoms companies, du and Etisalat, block Skype as well as several other video and voice call programmes.

The company announced that it will be posting ‘a list of participating schools’ on its website tomorrow, March 12th. The move was announced in collaboration with the Ministry of Education which ‘commend(ed) du for its proactive approach to supporting this initiative’.

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