UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
TANZANIA COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Communications Commission July 1 Sunday warned that individuals or companies
in possession of unlicensed and non type approved wireless access radio
communication equipment face legal action.
Director General Col. Abihudi Nalingigwa said that after Friday July
6 this year they would launch a nation-wide crackdown on those in possession
of unlicensed and non type approved wireless access radio communication
unlicensed operators were interfering with licensed operations in the
C- Band, between 3.7 and 4.2 Gigahertz (GHz) and this
would like to draw the attention of Telecommunication network operators,
Radio communication operators, Public and Private Data communication
network operators, Importers of Radio and Telecommunication equipment,
users of wireless telecommunications equipment and the general public
at large, that there is a serious harmful interference being registered
in the C-band (3.7-4.2 GHz) slot of the radio frequency spectrum",
explained that Preliminary monitoring had indicated that the interference
originates from Internet wireless connection equipment operating in
the said band.
all parties operating in the said band are hereby ordered to stop immediately",
those possessing unlicenced and non type approved wireless access radio
communication equipment, to regularise existing radio licencing procedures
to formally submit their applications for radio communication licence
to the Commission.
during the proposed crackdown,legal proceedings, including confiscation
of the equipment will be taken against those found not to have complied
with regulatory requirements.
band frequency slot is mainly used by data communications companies
and international banks. Data Communications operators licensed by the
The Tanzania Communications Commission are:
Wilken Afsat Tanzania Limited, Datel Tanzania Limited, Equant Tanzania
Limited, Simbanet Tanzania Limited, Soft Tech Tanzania limited and FAST
COM Africa Limited.
Communications Commission has acquired a state of the art mobile frequency
monitoring unit to detect frequency interference in order to ensure
that national frequencies are utilised efficiently.
ORDINARY SESSION OF THE ATU ADMINISTRATIVE
COUNCIL, NAIROBI, KENYA, 23 - 27 APRIL 2001
NAIROBI SAFARI CLUB