Tina Houle's blog

Internet Access, Freedom of Speech, and VoIP: VoIP Calls Banned Where Internet Censorship Thrives

The UN's Human Rights Council (HRC) was very busy yesterday, dealing with 12 resolutions related to the "promotion and protection of all human rights." One of the resolutions, sandwiched between some seriously weighty issues such as human trafficking, conscientious objection, and violence against

Mobile Service Provider SK Telecom Provides Faster Cellphone Service with World's First Multicarrier LTE Network

Last week, SK Telecom was in the news for its role in regulatory decisions against the phenomenally popular mobile VoIP app KakaoTalk.

Swedish Carrier Telia Moves Forward with Plans to Charge for VoIP Access

Earlier this year there were rumblings that Sweden's mobile carrier Telia would seek to preserve its dwindling revenue stream by preventing access to Skype and other VoIP services.

Swedish Telcos Identify VoIP Threats to Revenue; Create Skypegoat

Starting later this year, the Scandinavian carrier will include mobile VoIP phone service as a plan feature for new customers, grandfathering in existing customers. New customers who choose not to pay for access to VoIP service by mobile VoIP providers such as Skype, Viber, and others will find they will not be able to use the VoIP services at all. "We need to be able to get paid for our various services no matter what," Telia maintains.

A Skype from New York: Big Apple Set to Offer VoIP in Public Payphones

Once an everyday convenience for urban residents around the globe, phone booths have been a dying breed in recent years, and New York City is no exception.