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The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission has been drawn to the fact that GSM Boosters are illegally used by individuals in Nigeria. Individual desirous of using the GSM Booster should note that they can only do that in conjunction with licensed network operators.

Note that GSM Boosters are devices that transmit and receive telecommunications signals and can therefore, interfere with other radio frequency equipment.

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.

Accordingly, mechanisms have been put in place to monitor and anyone caught using the 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Signed

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, FNSE
EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIRMAN/CEO
NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Sunday April 23, 2017

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