Tajikistan: President’s Son Intervenes to Save Messaging Apps
Users of messaging apps in Tajikistan have had a rollercoaster start to 2018.
Only days after the state telecommunications regulator ordered a block on voice- and video-based exchanges on Viber, one of the most popular apps of its kind in Tajikistan, the program has resumed functioning normally.
The Communications Services Agency, which controls telecommunications services provider Tajiktelecom, from which all other companies are now required to source their data, told Asia-Plus news website that glitches experienced by Viber users were due to a technical fault inside Tajikistan.
“After media reported problems with audio and video messages on Viber, we inspected our lines. It turns out that indeed we had some technical issues, which we have now fixed. You can once again make phone calls on Viber,” a source with the agency told Asia-Plus.
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