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NCC may regulate the use of social media

NCC says telecom operators doesn t have control over their services

The Federal Government may regulate the use of social media comprising WhatsApp messenger, BlackBerry messenger, Facebook, and Skype. Premium Times reports that the Nigerian Communications Commission is contemplating on regulating over-the-top services in the country s telecommunications market.

Nigerian Communications Commission may regulate social media use. The service known as Over The Top services (OTT) are obtainable via networks, providing value to customers without collaboration with any carrier service provider that should be involved in strategising, selling, provisioning, or servicing them. These services are accessible through Internet communication.

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The most common OTT services use in Nigeria are WhatsApp messenger, BlackBerry Messenger, Facebook, Skype and they are all classified under social media applications. Internet telephony and live streaming are also part of OTT services. Network providers like MTN, Etisalat, Glo, and Airtel doesn t have control or guidance over these applications. OTT services are accessible via 3G and 4G networks which offer mobile broadband and high speed IP data.

According to a recent report published recently by the Policy, Competition & Economic Analysis Department of the Nigerian Communications Commission titled: An Overview of Provision of Over The Top OTT Services, said the services were becoming a threat to the traditional telephone network operators. The report said the threat OTT pose to traditional telephone network operators is a global issue. This threat is as a result of the fact that Internet telephony is not only cheap, and free in some cases, but it also offers many features previously unavailable with telephones, therefore making it more attractive to consumers.

Another reason these services might be reviewed boils down to the fact that the operators of traditional telephone network pays tolls for their services while the operators of Internet telephony doesn t pay any fees for their services. The report said telecom operators like MTN, Etisalat, Glo and Airtel do not have control over WhatsApp, BBM, Facebook and the rest of the social media applications, therefore cannot make any money from the services offered by these applications.

Many traditional telecom service providers are of the opinion that traditional telephony and SMS revenues are under threat from newer, IP based alternatives like WhatsApp, Skype, Viber etc.

Similarly, third party web content and social networking companies such as Google and Facebook are increasingly generating huge revenues and driving high levels of data traffic which ride on the broadband networks of traditional telecom operators.

To further worsen this issue, the traditional operators still have to make significant investments in upgrading their networks to handle the increasing volume of data generated by the same providers of OTT services.

Most traditional telephone network service providers therefore argue that unless there is a revenue flow to them from such services, they do not have an incentive to continue to maintain or upgrade the networks, the report said. The NCC is of the opinion that there is need to regulate OTT services because they could also pose a security threat to the country.

Because VoIP relies on your Internet connection, it may be vulnerable to many of the same problems that face computers.

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Attackers may be able to perform activities such as intercepting communications, eavesdropping, taking control of phones, making fraudulent calls from an account, conducting effective phishing attacks by manipulating one s caller ID, and causing service to crash, the report said.

Nigeria s legal battle against Africa s largest mobile operator- MTN, has gotten more fierce as Eric Holder, the former US attorney general, was called upon to defend the telecoms giant.

The telecoms company hired the legal luminary to help it fight a record $3.9 billion 3

References

  1. ^ (www.naij.com)
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Manchester City-Everton: How to Watch Free Live Stream

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City have won four of their past five meetings with Everton, but none of those had a trip to Wembley on the line. The two teams meet Wednesday in their first semifinal match, with the aggregate winner over two legs heading to the League Cup Final. Everton has reached the final twice, but the Toffees have never hoisted the League Cup. City raised the trophy in 2014, and also won in 1970 and 1976. The key matchup will be Romelu Lukaku versus the back line of City, which has struggled without captain Vincent Kompany1.

Lukaku is tied for the lead with 15 BPL goals2 this season. The match starts at 3:00 p.m. Eastern and will be available on beIN Sports in the USA and Sky Sports 1 in the UK. There is no way to stream in the UK for free, but users in the States have several options, including SlingTV3 and FuboTV4. Here s how to watch the match online and on mobile:

How to Watch Manchester City vs.

Everton Online

If you have access to a cable subscription, you can watch the game online for free through BeIN Sports5. You ll need the log-in and password for a cable subscription either yours or someone else s to access the stream. Frequently asked questions about BeIN Sports can be found here6. There is also a Spanish Language option for the stream. Users without a cable subscription can watch the game through Sling TV7, an online streaming service that provides access to a handful of channels (including BeIN Sports) for a monthly fee. Sling TV offers an international sports package that includes beIN Sports that starts at $10 monthly. But if you re looking for a way to watch a today s game for free, you can do so with Sling s free trial. Click here to sign up for Sling TV8.

You ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged. There is also a service, FuboTV9, where you can watch matches from La Liga and other leagues for $6.99 a month. There is a 24-hour free trial option available. You ll need a credit card to sign up, but if you cancel your subscription within 24 hours you will not be charged. Click here to sign up for a free trial with FuboTV10. In the United Kingdom, the match is being shown on Sky Sports. Sky Go11 is an available service to Sky customers.

You ll need the log-in and password for a satellite subscription either yours or someone else s to access the stream. For users outside the US and UK: If you have access to a cable or satellite subscription either yours or someone else s you can watch the match online on your respective local providers. Please click here12 for a listing of local providers in your area.

WATCH: Neymar s Goal Against Villarreal Was Something Striaght Out of FIFA13

Neymar dropped this bomb on the Villareal defense with a two goal lead in the 85th minute. Kid is savage.

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Marisa Mendes Photos: Pictures of Ronaldo s Girlfriend15

So this is Ronaldo’s new lady, she’s also the daughter of the man that CR7 calls a “father and brother rolled into one.”

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How to Watch Manchester City vs. Everton On Mobile

Mobile users can watch the game on the BeIN Sports app, which is free to download for your Amazon device19, and your Windows device20. As is the case with the desktop live stream, you ll need a cable log-in and password to access the stream on the app. There is also a Spanish Language option for the stream.

Users with a subscription to Sling TV can watch it on their app, which can be downloaded for free in the App store21 or the Google Play store22. Sling TV offers an international sports package that includes beIN Sports that starts at $10 monthly. But if you re looking for a way to watch a today s game for free, you can do so with Sling s free trial. Click here to sign up for Sling TV23. You ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged. There is also a service, FuboTV24, where you can watch matches from La Liga and other leagues for $6.99 a month.

You can download the app from the Apple Store25 or the Google Play Store26. Mobile users in the UK can watch the game on the Sky GO app, which is free to download from the App Store27 or Google Play28 store. You ll need a satellite subscription and log-in details to access the stream. For users outside the US and UK: Click here29 to find your local provider for the match.

Find out how to watch this game in Spanish at AhoraMismo.com:

Como Ver Manchester City vs. Everton en Vivo por Internet y M vil30

Descubre como ver el partido entre Manchester City y Everton en vivo por internet y m vil.

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References

  1. ^ without captain Vincent Kompany (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ 15 BPL goals (www.espnfc.us)
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  5. ^ BeIN Sports (www.beinsportsconnect.tv)
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  7. ^ Sling TV (www.sling.com)
  8. ^ Click here to sign up for Sling TV (www.tkqlhce.com)
  9. ^ FuboTV (www.jdoqocy.com)
  10. ^ Click here to sign up for a free trial with FuboTV (www.jdoqocy.com)
  11. ^ Sky Go (go.sky.com)
  12. ^ click here (www.livesoccertv.com)
  13. ^ WATCH: Neymar s Goal Against Villarreal Was Something Striaght Out of FIFA (heavy.com)
  14. ^ Click here to read more (heavy.com)
  15. ^ Marisa Mendes Photos: Pictures of Ronaldo s Girlfriend (heavy.com)
  16. ^ Click here to read more (heavy.com)
  17. ^ Apple device (itunes.apple.com)
  18. ^ Android or Google device (play.google.com)
  19. Amazon device (www.amazon.com)
  20. ^ Windows device (www.microsoft.com)
  21. ^ App store (itunes.apple.com)
  22. ^ Google Play store (play.google.com)
  23. ^ Click here to sign up for Sling TV (www.tkqlhce.com)
  24. ^ FuboTV (www.jdoqocy.com)
  25. ^ Apple Store (itunes.apple.com)
  26. ^ Google Play Store (play.google.com)
  27. ^ App Store (itunes.apple.com)
  28. ^ Google Play (play.google.com)
  29. ^ Click here (www.livesoccertv.com)
  30. ^ Como Ver Manchester City vs.

    Everton en Vivo por Internet y M vil (ahoramismo.com)

  31. ^ Click here to read more (ahoramismo.com)
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