VoIP regulations "may put lives at risk"

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New regulations controlling access to UK emergency numbers could put lives at risk, claimed the Internet Telephony Service Providers’ Association. The regulator Ofcom’s proposals to further regulate access to 999 are, they say, “likely to discourage the provision of emergency access by VoIP providers”. The full report is is available as a PDF.

An Ofcom spokesman said that “consumers should be aware of what they can or can’t do on a VoIP service”. Skype cannot currently be used to contact the emergency services.

Via The Register.



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