Report: ISP now blocking online games in Morocco due to VoIP ban

Word is spreading this week that Maroc Telecom, one of the largest Internet service providers in Morocco, has blocked access to Steam and many online games as it tightens its existing ban on VoIP (voice over IP) traffic.

The extent of the problem is yet unclear; multipleNeoGAF and Reddit users claim to be affected, though today Maroc Telecom took to Twitter to deny (in Arabic and French) that it had restricted access to online games.

Notably, for anyone outside of Morocco this outcry shines a light on the state of the African nation's access to online games and technologies.

Back in January, Morocco's largest ISPs (including Maroc Telecom) complied with a directive from the country's telecommunications regulatory agency toblock access to some free VoIP services, including Skype and WhatsApp, on the grounds they were operating without the proper licenses.