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Telecoms authority warns against using illegal devices

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The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) said that illegal telecom devices were seized from different parts across Oman.

The team of TRA inspectors also detected telecom services, which are not approved and licenced by the authorities, being provided by expatriate workers, Oman Observer reported.

“The services were provided through installation of unlicenced software in mobile phones and computers. They were also found to be selling international phone cards which are not allowed in Oman,” TRA said.

While warning establishments and individuals against providing any services or selling devices which are not approved in the country, the TRA said that action will be taken against violators under various provisions of the Telecommunications Regulatory Act.

It is mandatory to seek prior approval before selling any kind of telecom device in the country.

“This is done to ensure quality and compatibility of such devices and also to avoid any kind of disruptions in the services offered by the network operators,” the statement said.

This can also enable the TRA to contain electromagnetic interference within the reasonable lowest levels and ensures that frequency spectrum is used in accordance with the National Frequency Plan, it said.