Telecoms To Block Facebook WhatsApp, Skype Calls And Videos
Its no longer a news that the country Nigeria at large is in recession, telecos has taking to them selves to ban some functions of social networks like Facebook, whatsapp Skype and the rest.
All telecom companies are complaining of revenue losses from international calls and are scared they "may lose between N20tn and N30tn, or so, by the end of 2018”, hence by blocking subscribers from accessing Skype and other Over-the-Top services like WhatsApp, they may be able to recover their losses.
This simply means that you’ll be prevented from performing certain functions like voice and video calls on WhatsApp and Facebook, among other OTT services.
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Telecoms operators in the country said that international calls made up a critical part of their revenue because of Nigeria’s large expatriate and Diaspora population. But right now, subscribers have opted for alternative to international calls by using Skype, WhatsApp call, Facebook Video calls etc and its drastically affecting their revenue.
Remember that MTN boss suggested to the government to block WhatsApp late last year that its affecting their businesses. The question is, will you support Telcos to take this move?