The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned against the illegal usage of GSM Boosters, stressing that offenders would be made to face the law.
This is contained in a public notice issued by the commission, which was signed by Tony Ojobo, the commission’s Director of Public Affairs.
“The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission has been drawn to the fact that GSM boosters are illegally used by individuals in Nigeria.
“Individuals desirous of using the GSM boosters should note that they can only do that in conjunction with licensed network operators.
“Anyone caught using the GSM booster without obtaining approval of a duly licensed network operator will face arrest and prosecution,” the NCC public notice read.
TheNewsGuru reports a GSM booster is a device that transmits and receive telecommunications signal.
NCC said using GSM booster can interfere with other radio frequency equipment, hence the need for due approval.
“For the avoidance of doubt, wilful interference with any wireless telegraphy is an offence under Section 16 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2004.
“The commission will not condone any flagrant breach of this law,” the notice read.