Public consultation into use of GSM mobile phone jammers in Bahrain

Public consultation into use of GSM mobile phone jammers in Bahrain

A public consultation has been launched into the use of GSM mobile phone jammers in Bahrain. According to the Gulf Daily News, the consultation will decide whether GSM jammers – devices that are capable of disabling the use of mobile phones over a limited area – should be allowed in this Arab state.

It seeks suggestions on ways to prevent the use of mobile phones in certain areas and at certain times, such as in hospitals, exam halls, cinemas and libraries.

The public consultation has been launched by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) and a deadline for initial comments has been set at April 18.

In addition, the consultation will discuss the use of detectors which can identify the covert operation of mobile phones in prohibited areas.

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