WiFi-Forum cautions against OTT regulation

Thursday 28 January 2016 | 12:46 CET | News
The Wi-Fi Forum of South Africa (WFFSA) has urged the country's mobile networks to develop innovative ways to benefit from OTT (over-the-top) technologies or risk redundancy. WFFSA chair Andile Ngcaba said the internet cannot be governed and must be embraced, referring to misguided moves to regulate OTT services. Far from being a threat, he said OTT applications such as WhatsApp are motivating to Africa's youth. Ngcaba said every young person wants to develop the next WhatsApp and people should be encouraging the building and exporting of apps, not trying to wish them away in a spirit of

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: WhatsApp
Countries: South Africa
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Andile Ngcaba is very correct! The internet cannot be regulated, and innovation should be encouraged. MNOs and data service operators should seek health collaborations with OTT players in this changing telco space. Orange partnered with Google, Liberty Global partnered with Twitter. This would help former take advantage of the continuous growth for bandwidth and data stimulated by the OTT.
Ife Alakija @ 16/3/2016 - 10:19

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