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Illegal satellite receivers seized
13/03/2014
13th March 2014 – A joint operation between the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI) of Brunei Darussalam and Royal Brunei Customs and Excise caught a foreign national in possession with ten (10) units of unapproved satellite receivers in his vehicle. A total of 12 officers from both enforcement agencies caught the foreigner at the Berakas national stadium based on information provided by concerned members of the public.
 
After questioning the foreign national by the enforcement authorities, the foreign national proceeded to lead the authorities to his house in Kampong Kilanas area where eighty one (81) units of unapproved satellite receivers were found with the intent to sell to the public. The satellite receivers that were found in both his vehicle and house were Orange TV, Matrix and Venus VD-Jupiter which were all seized. These satellite receivers are used to receive foreign broadcasting services.
 

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The public is advised not to purchase such unapproved equipment. The penalty for operating or selling any broadcasting equipment without proper license or approval from Ministry of Communications is a fine not exceeding $40,000.00 and/or a term not exceeding 3 years if found guilty.

 
For further information on licensing and broadcasting equipment approvals, please contact the Broadcasting and Multimedia Unit at +673 232 3232 or email info@aiti.gov.bn or visit www.aiti.gov.bn.