Over 80 unapproved satellite receivers seized

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

EIGHTY-ONE units of unapproved satellite receivers have been seized from a foreign national’s house in Kampung Kilanas.

The satellite receivers which were seized – Orange TV, Matrix, and Venus VD-Jupiter — are used to receive foreign broadcasting services and were intended to be sold to the public.

In a statement issued yesterday, the Authority for Info-communications Technology (AITI) said that the foreign national was initially caught in possession of 10 units of unapproved satellite receivers in his vehicle, at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.

He was caught during a joint operation conducted by AITI and the Royal Brunei Customs and Excise Department.

AITI advised the public not to purchase any unlicensed equipment. The penalty for operating or selling any broadcasting equipment without proper licences or approval from the Ministry of Communications is a fine not exceeding $40,000, a term not exceeding three years or both if found guilty. For further information on licensing and broadcasting equipment approvals, contact the Broadcasting and Multimedia Unit at 2323232, email info@aiti.gov.bn, or visit www.aiti.gov.bn.

The Brunei Times