NCC warns against illegal spectrum use
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has given telecoms companies illegally using certain spectrum a fourteen-day ultimatum to desist. The NCC said the use of any spectrum not duly licensed by any operator is criminal and could lead to imprisonment.
Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman of the NCC, particularly warned the all unauthorised users of 5.470-5.725 GHz spectrum.
Dambatta said the transmission of signals or use of equipment in any form on the band without a frequency licence obtained from the NCC is illegal and shall not be tolerated.
He warned all concerned operators and companies or any person(s) using the band illegally to note that it was a criminal offence pursuant to the section 122 of the Nigerian Communications Act (NCA) of 2003.