The meeting which held two days ago, at the Sheraton Hotel Lagos by NCC on the grounds of stakeholders in the country’s telecommunications sector having deliberations that involved telecommunications operators, investors, financiers, Value Added Service (VAS) Providers and experts to deliberate on the next level of implementation of the Corporate Governance Code for the Telecoms Industry.
In regard to the meeting, NCC has decided to go to war with individuals who are engaging illegally in substantial quality of services which has recently brought some level of interference using GSM Boosters. The organisation is set to find out who this individuals and business owners are.
In a document that was released and titled ‘Illegal Usage of GSM Boosters’ and signed by the Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said the regulator had been alerted on “the fact that GSM Boosters are illegally being used by individuals in Nigeria.”
He went further saying that anyone using the GSM Booster without permission from the telecommunication is committing an offence under section 16 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act, 2004, and such individuals wouldn’t go free.
“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,” he said, call-ing on the members of the public with useful information regarding the illegal use of GSM Boosters to collaboration with the NCC in nipping the antiindustry practice in the bud.