Hutchison 3, a European mobile telecommunications company has formed an agreement with Skype to allow Skype communications on Hutch-3's 3G network. Mobile carriers have so far been reluctant to allow VoIP over their networks -- in the past, some wifi-enabled phones have had their VoIP capabilities disabled by carriers. From observing my European classmates, Skype is a very popular application within that group. Perhaps this agreement helps Hutchison 3 differentiate itself from other carriers (with the potential risk of losing revenues from international call revenues). It'll be interesting to see whether other carriers follow suit with their own VoIP services, as is the case with T-mobile in the US.
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