Mobile network operators blocking VoIP, Skype partners with WiFi network

Volker Weber a.k.a. vowe reports that Vodafone Germany is blocking VoIP traffic from their 3G network. Not surprising given the threat that it represents for their revenue, but once again how long this will sustain … it will take only one operator to allow it for the others to be forced to copy.

During that time, Skype partners with Boingo Wireless - a leading Wi-Fi HotSpot aggregator - to launch Skype Zone.

Skype Zones BETA is a little piece of software powered by Boingo that gives you access to Skype through thousands of Skype-friendly hot spots, while you’re on the move. So now when you’re at your favourite cafĂ© or waiting quietly at the airport, you don’t have to count the tic-tac of your watch, instead you can just talk to your friends on Skype.

Quite a clever starting point to have a network ready to connect Skype mobile clients that will be out there for the Nokias of this world.

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