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DoT instructs ecommerce websites to remove mobile signal booster lists

The DoT noted that the use of mobile signal repeaters is causing a significant drop in calls and a reduction in data rates in telecommunications networks.

The raids carried out by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in southern Mumbai in recent days have led to the removal of 68 illegal mobile signal towers. With this development, the DoT directed / required e-commerce websites to remove mobile signal booster lists with immediate effect.

DoT instructs ecommerce websites to remove mobile signal booster lists

The DoT claimed to have conducted multiple raids following complaints of poor network coverage by users in South Mumbai. The wireless monitoring organization of the telecommunications department carried out these raids. 

The DoT actively monitored the illegal use of mobile signal boosters in various locations. In November 2020, the Department of Transportation discovered 33 illegal signal boosters used by people to increase their mobile connectivity in New Delhi.

DoT sends an order to the e-commerce site to remove the signal amplifier lists
As we already know, mobile signal repeaters reduce the overall quality of service provided by a telecommunications operator. An official DoT statement says mobile network drivers are becoming a major reason for poor service quality from telecom companies. 

This is why the DoT asks ecommerce sites to download their signal booster lists. "The online platforms have also received notifications to remove illegal repeater lists from their website and these companies have responded positively," said Amit Gautam, part of the Wireless Monitoring Organization. This news was first reported by the Press Trust of India.

The Wireless Monitoring Organization carried out raids on 22 and 23 December on LT Marg, Masjid Bunder, Bhoiwada, Zaveri Bazar, Kolsa Street, Nagdevi Street, Abdul Rahman Street, Narayan Dhuru Street and Sarang Street in south Mumbai. Likewise, he also conducted raids in Agra and Mathura.
In early November 2020, the Wireless Monitoring Organization conducted inspections in New Delhi during which it shot down 33 illegal repeaters. 

So far, 68 illegal mobile signal boosters have been removed and the most interesting part is that the devices have been made in China without a standard security mark. Since the use of mobile signal repeaters is illegal in India, the DoT is taking all necessary steps to discover these repeaters.

In addition, Amit Gautam said the Department of Transportation would take legal action against suppliers who sell this illegal equipment in India. "Our department has taken a very serious stance on installing illegal repeaters, as it has become a major obstacle to delivering quality, clean spectrum telecommunications services," he added.

The DoT also noted that the use of mobile signal repeaters is causing a significant drop in calls and lower data rates in telecommunications networks. Due to the installation of these network repeaters, other telecom customers have complaints about poor network quality.

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