December 08, 2016

MTN Urges FG To Ban WhatsApp, Viber In Nigeria - See Why!

Recently, MTN cries out urging the Federal Government of Nigeria to ban whatsapp because WhatsApp, Viber, others are affecting their business in Nigeria. In what way?

For the past two months, we heard series of bad news and some difficulties in the Nigeria telecom company and telcom industry at large. We all know he CBN Governor, proposed that tax should be placed on phone calls in Nigeria and recently, NCC directed all telcos in Nigeria to increase the prices of data plans. Now, MTN wants WhatsApp to be banned from Nigeria. Why?

The Ceo of MTN is suggesting that the federal government should take action against WhatsApp because its affecting their services. Meaning Whatsapp should be banned from Nigeria. Therefore sooner or later MTN will discontinue whatsapp data plan.

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According to reliable source, it was reported that Mr. Ferdinand Moolman who is the CEO, of MTN Nigeria, spoke out  that the activities of ‘over-the-top’ companies like WhatsApp, Viber have adverse effects on its business and affects the sustainability of Nigeria’s telecommunications industry.

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… the MTN boss pointed out that these companies were eroding gains of Nigeria’s telecom companies and asked Nigeria to take action like the United Arab Emirates did.

To take a recall back, in the United Arab Emirates, WhatsApp and SnapChat calls were banned. The issue was very critical that might lead one to jail if anyone violates that.

So guys what do you thing about this tech news. Just imagine if whatsapp was banned from Nigeria, what will be our alternative? To me, Telegram would be.

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