The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has frowned against the use of illegal GSM boosters in the country.
The commission’s position was made known in a statement signed by Ikechukwu Adinde, its director of public affairs, accessed by Business A.M. on the NCC’s official website.
“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,” the statement read.
The commission warns that interference with telecommunication signals is a punishable offence in Nigeria and should be taken seriously.
The NCC said: “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,” the commission warned.