Abuja - The Federal Government may be regulating the use of
social media such as Whatsapp, BBM, Skype and Facebook in the country, Premium
The Nigerian Communications Commission has stated that government
is said to be considering the framework, to regulate the use of services in the
Nigerian telecomms market.
The service according to Naij, is known as Over The Top
Service which is carried over networks and provides value to customers without
collaborating with other service networks.
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The OTT services are used in internet communication whereby
most of these services are Whatsapp, BBM, Skype and Facebook.
An overview that was published by the Policy, Competition
and Economic Analysis Department of the Nigerian Communications Commission
where the outcomes of the report were that OTT services were becoming a threat
to traditional telephone market operators.
Telecom operators such as MTN, Etisalat, Glo and Airtel do
not have control over these social networks and they do not generate revenue in
operating them according to reports.
Therefore the NCC feels the need for some kind of regulation
because OTT services pose a security risks to the country.
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