After gaining massive usage in South Africa, WhatsApp could be regulated sooner or later.
This will be determined by parliament hearings which will take place later this month, confirming whether over-the-top (OTT) internet services like WhatsApp, will be regulated in Mzansi. What OTT internet services does is it allows users to send messages and make calls using data through apps like Viber, Skype, Google Hangouts.
This matter comes after SA’s giant mobile networks Vodacom and MTN called for a regulation of OTT services.
If this goes bad for WhatsApp, then it means South Africans will pay more to use WhatsApp.
The hearings will be open to the public and more information, such as who will be presenting at the hearings, will be made available later this month.