Department of Telecom Conducts raids in South & South-West Delhi
New Delhi, NFAPost: As part of its efforts to to bring down the illegal network boosters in Delhi, which interfere with mobile services and result in call drops and other quality issues, the Department of Telecom’s (DoT) wireless monitoring organisation conducted raids in South and South-West Delhi, said an official privy to the development.
The Wireless Monitoring Organisation (WMO) has also issued notice to e-commerce companies warning against the sale of network boosters without valid permit, the official said on the development.
Commenting on the development, Wireless Monitoring Organisation international monitoring station engineer-in-charge G K Reddy said Department of Telecom (DoT received complaints from Telecom operators that illegal mobile boosters are interfering with their network which is leading to frequent calls drops, hampering call connection etc.
“We got an assignment from WMO regarding unauthorised mobile boosters in East of Kailash, Sant Nagar and South West. We have identified some unauthorised mobile boosters but people are not aware that installing them without a valid permit is illegal. We made them aware of it,” Wireless Monitoring Organisation international monitoring station engineer-in-charge G K Reddy.
Wireless Monitoring Organisation international monitoring station engineer-in-charge G K Reddy said the department has been conducting raids for the last one year and have removed around 400 boosters so far.
“We have asked people not to illegally install boosters again and a notice is issued to them to refrain from such illegal activity in future. We will also issue notice to vendors selling boosters without permit,” said Wireless Monitoring Organisation international monitoring station engineer-in-charge G K Reddy.
The Wireless Planning Commission under the DoT has in 2019 issued notice to e-commerce for selling network boosters in an unauthorised manner. The DoT on its website uploaded a public notice asking people to not install unauthorised mobile signal boosters.
“The general public is informed that any person shall not establish, maintain, work, process or deal in unauthorised wireless transceiving apparatus such as unauthorised mobile signal boosters as it is punishable offence as per the provisions of Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act 1933 and India Telegraph Act 1885,” the public notice said.
It added that use of unauthorised mobile signal boosters creates interference in telecom networks and thereby deteriorates the quality of service for telecom service providers and thereby mobile phone users.