NCC warns illegal vehicle trackers


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NCC warns illegal vehicle trackers

Nigeria’s Communications Commission has issued a warning to over 175 vehicle tracking firms that are using satellite or terrestrial networks without a permit.

In a notice, the NCC says it has come to the regulator’s attention that some companies have been advertising the provision of vehicular tracking services using either or both satellite and terrestrial networks, without obtaining the requisite permit from the NCC.

NCC noted: “The provision of any communications service(s) by any person howsoever without the requisite authorization by the Commission is an offence punishable under S31 of the Nigerian Communications Act, 2003.”

Only 17 vehicle tracking firms are authorised by the NCC in Nigeria. Any other operators have been given 14 days to apply for licenses or face penalties in line with the Act.

Only the companies listed below have been issued licenses by the Commission to provide Vehicular Tracking Services:

1. X Net Security Technologies Ltd

2. Midmane Investment Ltd

3. Datatrak Nigeria Limited

4. GPSTECH Solutions (West Africa) Ltd

5. Ameritech Global Concept Ltd

6. Cotek Integrated technologies Ltd

7. Cellstop Trackers Ltd

8. Traktag Ltd

9. Upland Consulting Nig Ltd

10. Adata C ‐ Track Ltd

11. Catrac Ltd

12. Matrixvtrack Nig ltd

13. Tycil Telecom Ltd

14. Trackers Security Systems Ltd

15. Proserv Nig Ltd

16. Cartrack Nigeria Limited

17. Rheydolence Limited

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