NCA denies reports on banning Whatsapp, skype calls | Ghana News: "The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, Ebenezer Asante had called on the NCA to work on regulating OTT calls to stop the increasing loss of revenue suffered by telcos and government.
According to him, the telcos are losing more money through OTT calls than through SIM BOX fraud.
“In as much as Sim Boxing is illegal and we must all fight very hard to stop it, there is a much bigger issue with over the top calls generated through the internet media. So when you make a whatsapp call you are making the call through the internet and bypassing the traditional channel,” he said.
Pointing to some measures taken by some countries in the Middle East to stop OTT calls, Mr. Twum Asante suggested that all social media calls be redirected through the traditional channels like it is done in those countries.
“I think the regulator in our country can also do same. We have to protect the operator in this country because that is the only way government can generate enough revenue from the sector,” he noted.
An over-the-top (OTT) call is a service which allows individuals to make calls over the internet and bypasses traditional distribution." 'via Blog this'