Review article of Global journal of Economics and Business Administration
The Impact of OTT Services in Nigeria: Regulators, Operators and Customers Perspective
Damilola Fowora*, Oludele Awodele, Olakunle Olayinka and Oyebode Aduragbemi
Department of Computer Science, Babcock University, Nigeria
Advancement in the field of Information Communication Technology (ICT) has led to creation of new technologies, one of such is Over-The-Top technology. This new technology offers low-cost delivery of digital information content and services which includes VoIP services, instant messaging services and so on to consumers. The Over-The-Top services do not have a network system of their own but instead rely on of telecommunication operator networks and other Internet Service providers for the delivery of their services, without any policy or lease agreement with these operators. This work focuses on considering the perspectives of the regulatory board, the telecommunication operators and the consumer has it relates to this technology. We also analyse the impact of the Over the Top technology has on the Nigerian economy also.
Keywords: Over-The-Top, Regulators, Nigeria, Telecommunication Operator, Consumer
How to cite this article:
Damilola Fowora, Oludele Awodele, Olakunle Olayinka and Oyebode Aduragbemi. The Impact of OTT Services in Nigeria: Regulators, Operators and Customers Perspective. American Journal of Computer Engineering, 2018; 1:1. DOI: 10.28933/AJCE-2018-03-0101.
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