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ALTON seeks equitable revenue sharing between OTT, MNO operators

Gbenga Adebayo

Considering the changing trend in the use of telecoms services from the traditional voice and sms to Over The Top (OTT) services including WhatsApp, WeChat, Skype, Facebook, Viber, Imo, etc., the leadership of Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), has called for immediate review of the situation so that Mobile Network Operator (MNOs) can remain in business. Chairman ...

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Whatsapp, Skype calls now taking tolls on voice traffic, teledensity—BH Report

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A clear case of technology disruption capable of frustrating the target income from voice calls by operators is gradually holding sway as Nigerian telecoms subscribers are now shifting calls from voice to Whatsapp and Skype which thrive on data. A research by Business Hilights Economic Research Team (BHERT) showed that as the awareness grows, the implications are that teledensity will ...

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EU explains fine of 110mn euros on Facebook over ‘misleading’ info in WhatsApp takeover

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The European Commission on Thursday fined US social media giant Facebook 110 million euros ($120 million) for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement said “Today’s decision sends a clear signal to companies that they must comply with all aspects of EU merger rules, including the obligation to ...

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Only upward review of data price floor’ll drive more investment on networks—Venn

Venn Spectranet boss

The managing director of Spectranet 4G LTE Limited, Mr. David Venn has sounded it loud and clear that the prevailing pricing template for data services does not have what it takes to spur the needed investments by networks to raise quality of service. In a telephone interview weekend, he revealed to Business Hilights that because the operators are charging beyond ...

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WhatsApp drying up GSM operators’ target revenue from sms—Venn, Spectranet boss


Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Spectranet Limited, leading Internet Services Provider (ISPs), Mr. David Venn has revealed that a wind capable of blowing away multimillion naira raked in, minute by minute by GSM operators via sms is under fire following the switch to usage of WhatsApp by many subscribers to deliver short massages. According to him, “the telecommunications ...

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FG debunks news of monitoring citizens’ calls, social media, says it’s false

lai Mohammed

Less than 12 hours after the news went viral that the federal ministry of Interior has started wiretapping of all calls, sms and social media activities of Nigerians, the Federal Government through the Ministry of Information and Culture has described the news as false. In a statement signed by Segun Adeyemi, SA to Hon Minister of Information and Culture in ...

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Impacts of access to Whatsapp encryption may hit user’s privacy, files—Yudala Report


Yudala – the largest online and offline retail chain has released a shocking report bordering the  benefits of WhatsApp encryption and why access to these encrypted messages by a third-party may mean less privacy for a user. This is coming on the heels of last week’s terrorist attack in Westminster, London, the British government on Sunday disclosed that its security ...

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