Thursday, September 17, 2020

NCC warns against illegal use of GSM boosters


The Nigerian Communications Commission has warned against the illegal use of GSM boosters by individuals across the country .

GSM boosters are devices that transmit and receive telecommunications signals and can interfere with other radio frequency equipment.

In a notice on its website , the commission said individuals desirous of using GSM boosters should note that they could only do so in conjunction with licensed network operators .

In the notice , which was signed by the agency’ s Director of Public Affairs , Ikechukwu Adinde, the commission said , “ The attention of the NCC has been drawn to the fact that GSM boosters are being illegally used by individuals in Nigeria .

“ Members of the public should note that wilful interference with any wireless telegraphy is an offence under Section 16 of the Telegraphy Act , 2004. The commission will not condone any flagrant breach on this law. ”

It said monitoring mechanisms had been put in place and anyone caught using GSM booster without obtaining approval of a duly licensed network operator would face arrest and prosecution .

The NCC said any member of the public with useful information regarding the illegal use of GSM boosters should contact the commission.

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