Browsing: Thabiso Moerane

A few months ago, I argued that over-the-top (OTT) service providers – companies like Facebook and Netflix – must pay network operators for using their infrastructure to deliver services to their customers. A counter-argument has been made that subscribers are already paying

For some time now, the ongoing debate between over-the-top providers on one side and network operators on the other returns like a comet in an elliptical orbit. Each time it returns, the stakes appear to be higher as this “comet” gets closer and threatens to crash into planet ICT. MTN South Africa

South Africa’s mobile operators argue that so-called over-the-top (OTT) service providers, and especially WhatsApp, are skimming their voice revenues. They claim the business model used by these OTT providers – companies such as Google, Facebook and, yes, WhatsApp – is unfair. European