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Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub has called for a debate on how so-called “over the top” services such as WhatsApp, Skype and Viber should be regulated in light of the risk be believes they

Let’s start at a common point of departure: the mere notion of mobile operators hoping that so-called “over-the-top” services be regulated is insanity. One can understand how an operator and its executives can think this rational, though. After all, an operator only knows how

Well-known ICT sector businessman Andile Ngcaba has warned that South Africa’s mobile networks “risk redundancy” if they fail to develop innovative ways to benefit from over-the-top technologies. Ngcaba, speaking in his capacity as chairman of the Wi-Fi Forum

The Internet Service Providers’ Association says South Africa’s mobile operators need to develop new ways of partnering and competing with “over-the-top” services such as Skype and WhatsApp instead of trying to have them regulated. In a statement

The advent of new technologies continues to disrupt competition in a number of traditional markets, many of which have operated in the same manner for decades. Examples of this include the metered taxi industry, where Uber is quickly becoming both a

The growing pressure on margins as telecommunications moves from a voice-driven industry to one where data is predominant is the main reason South Africa’s incumbent mobile operators are keen for so-called “over the top” providers like WhatsApp and Skype to be

The recent decision by all three telecommunications operators in Morocco to block voice-over-Internet protocol and other IP-based services is the first shot in what is going to