NTC eyes banning electronic jamming devices

The National Telecommunications Commission is considering a ban on the importation of electronic signal jamming devices that officials say can be used to sabotage the 2010 automated polls.

NTC said Monday it neither knew of nor authorized any shipment of 5,000 “jammers” which, according to the Commission on Elections, have entered the country.

A draft NTC memorandum order obtained by the INQUIRER on Monday showed the NTC’s plan to ban the importation or sale of signal jamming devices in the country.

GSM jamming devices are used to prevent the use of GSM phones. Generally, these devices should not be used, the NTC said.

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