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No Unauthorised Wireless Use

The Telecommunications Authority of Fiji (‘Authority’) advises the general public to refrain from using unauthorised telecommunications and ICT equipment using wireless technology (‘Devices’) that are not suited for operation in
23 Mar 2015 09:14
No Unauthorised Wireless Use

The Telecommunications Authority of Fiji (‘Authority’) advises the general public to refrain from using unauthorised telecommunications and ICT equipment using wireless technology (‘Devices’) that are not suited for operation in Fiji.

The Authority has been inundated with instances of spectrum interference resulting in disruption of voice and data services. Current disruptions to the Vodafone Fiji Limited network in Lautoka have been attributed to usage of such devices that are incompatible with our telecommunications standards and infrastructure.

Fijians travelling back home from abroad are requested to please check with the authority on whether devices they intend to bring back are authorised for use here.

Similarly all importers of such devices should enquire first with the authority for confirmation on current type approval guidelines.

Section 79 of the Telecommunications Promulgation 2008 (‘Promulgation’) clearly stipulates the procedures of the authority issuing desist notices for the use of such unauthorised devices.

Any further non-compliance is subjected to imposition of heavy fines and imprisonment as outlined in Section 76 of the Promulgation.

For any further clarification or queries, contact the authority on 3310105.

 

 

 




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