The agency slapped the Chinese manufacturer with a heavy fine — $34,912,500 – on Wednesday “for marketing 285 models of signal jamming devices to U.S. consumers via its Aiswa.com website,” wrote the Enforcement Bureau’s Marlene H. Dortch in a four-page Forfeiture Order on Wednesday.
“These devices, which were advertised
for sale to U.S. consumers, were designed to disrupt a variety of
communications systems, including all major cellphone networks, WiFi
systems, and even Global Positioning System (GPS) channels,” Dortch
wrote. “Some of the more dangerous devices were advertised as having the
capacity to jam communications for a distance of over one-half mile. C.T.S.
Technology in fact sold several of these high-powered jamming devices
to undercover FCC personnel, who had posed as consumers, and shipped the
equipment to the United States.” Continue Reading