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Haha!! MTN Wants Viber &Whatsapp Banned In Nigeria, See Why


The Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of MTN Nigeria, Mr. Ferdinand Moolman disclosed that the activities of ‘over-the-top’ companies like Viber, Whatsapp are affecting their business and the sustainability of Nigeria’s telecommunications industry.

Mr Ferdinand stated this yesterday while highlighting factors affecting Nigeria’s telecommunications industry, at a hearing convened by Senate Committee on Communications. The hearing chaired by the vice-chairman of the committee, Adeola Olamilekan, was organised following the now suspended increase in data price tariff by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC.

While identifying the factors, he said,
“the depletion of operator revenues by unlicensed providers of “over-the-top” telecoms services who do not have any physical presence; nor pay any taxes; nor make any significant contribution to employment or other socio-economic objectives of government in Nigeria.”

Mentioning WhatsApp, Viber and the likes, 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.

But MTN,


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