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Why Cell C welcomes free messaging services like WhatsApp

Network provider Cell C has expressed support for messaging services like WhatsApp.

This comes amid calls from Vodacom and MTN for such services to be regulated by government.

Communications expert Dominic Cull on Monday said that Cell C have formed close relationships with emerging over the top (OTT) services and may gain advantage for welcoming such connections.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

Cell C has shown that they are going to be OTT-friendly.

Dominic Cull, Communications regulatory expert at Ellipsis Regulatory Solutions

They have a lot more to gain as the newcomers to the mobile network scene.

Dominic Cull, Communications regulatory expert at Ellipsis Regulatory Solutions

While Vodacom and MTN see the services as cannibalising their revenue, Cell C sees them as a means to growth.

Dominic Cull, Communications regulatory expert at Ellipsis Regulatory Solutions

Cell C is in the business of selling connectivity ...and could be smiling all the way to the bank.

Dominic Cull, Communications regulatory expert at Ellipsis Regulatory Solutions.

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