Wireless Monitoring Organisation, Department of Telecom (DoT), with the support of mobile operators have conducted inspection ride on several locations across Delhi to take down illegal mobile signal repeaters installed by individuals.
DoT removed 20 illegal repeaters and served 10 notices to remove the identified ones with immediate effect. These locations included both residential and commercial establishments in Sant Nagar, South Extension & East of Kailash.
Installation of illegal repeater is punishable offence as per Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1933 and Indian Telegraph Act, 1885. DoT can impose heavy fines on owners of several premises who have installed illegal repeaters.
Illegal mobile signal repeaters are one of the biggest reasons for customers facing network issues like call drops and low data speeds. Individuals / establishments install these illegal repeaters at homes / offices / PG / Guest houses to boost mobile signals.
These equipment interferes with mobile network, impacts signal quality and degrades network experience in the complete area. Mobile operators make investment in spectrum and network rollout to enhance customer experience however the illegal booster causes interference with the mobile network.