India’s DoT Warns Public on Use of Wireless Jammers, Boosters

Article By : PIB India

India's DoT has issued an advisory to the general public on the proper use of wireless jammers, boosters, and repeaters.

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has issued an advisory to the general public on the proper use of wireless jammers, boosters, and repeaters. It has been stated that the use of cellular signal jammer, GPS blocker or other signal jamming device is generally illegal, except specifically permitted by the Government of India.

The detailed guidelines can be found here. Private sector organizations or private individuals cannot procure or use jammers in India. It has also been stated that it is unlawful to advertise, sell, distribute, import or otherwise market signal jamming devices in India, except as permitted under the guidelines mentioned above.

With regards to signal booster or repeater, it has been stated that it is unlawful to possess, sale, or use mobile signal repeater or booster by any individual or entity other than the licensed telecom service providers.

Earlier, vide Notice dated 21 January 2022, the DoT warned all e-commerce companies from selling or facilitating the sale of wireless jammers on their online platforms. A copy of the above Notice was also circulated to Ministry of Commerce, Department of Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), CBIC/ Customs, for appropriate actions.

 

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