ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has raised alarm over illegal use of GSM boosters by individuals in the country.
The NCC in a statement signed Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Director, Public Affairs and posted on its website (ncc.gov.ng) on Tuesday, said individuals desirous of using GSM boosters should do so in conjunction with licensed network operators.
The full statement reads:
“The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission has been drawn to the fact that GSM Boosters are being illegally used by individuals in Nigeria. Individuals desirous of using GSM Boosters should note that they can only do so in conjunction with licensed network operators.
“For general information, GSM Boosters are devices that transmit and receive telecommunications signals and can therefore, interfere with other radio frequency equipment.
“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.
Accordingly, monitoring mechanisms have been put in place and anyone caught using GSM Booster without obtaining approval of a duly licensed network operator will face arrest and prosecution.
“Any member of the public with useful information regarding the illegal use of GSM Boosters should contact the Commission on 09-4617000/7351 or send an email to [email protected]”
Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde,
Director, Public Affairs,
15th September, 2020.