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過去兩年有近400個疑似非法電台遭搜查而關閉

過去兩年有近400個疑似非法電台遭搜查而關閉

◎根據媒體監管機構Ofcom公布的數字,倫敦在過去兩年中有近400個疑似非法的電台都已經被關閉。

◎因應資訊公開法案(陽光法案)的要求,Ofcom透露有近四分之一的非法電台掃蕩都發生在倫敦北部的哈林蓋;而儘管有網路電台的問世以及社區廣播執照的引進,非法電台仍是一個問題,因為它們會干擾到緊急服務使用的重要通信頻道。

◎專們處理頻譜執法的Ofcom負責人Clive Corrie向倫敦標準晚報表示:「這無關乎增加收入,而是為了保護頻譜受到有害干擾」。去年Ofcom就收到53起關於航空服務的地對空廣播及廣播導航系統受到干擾的投訴。

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Close to 400 suspected pirate radio stations in London have been shut down over the last two years, according to figures released by Ofcom.

In response to a Freedom of Information request, the communications regulator revealed nearly a quarter of the raids took place in Haringey, north London.

It says that despite the advent of internet radio and the introduction of community broadcasting licences, pirate stations remain a problem because they can interfere with vital comms channels used by the emergency services.

"It's not about raising revenue," Ofcom's head of spectrum enforcement Clive Corrie told the London Evening Standard. "It's about protecting the spectrum from harmful interference.

"Last year Ofcom received 53 complaints of interference to aviation services - ground-to-air radio location and radio navigation systems."

He added: "It's a big problem, especially in London. There are about 70 active stations in the London area. In the whole of the UK we've got something like just over 100.

"From the enquiries we've carried out, this problem doesn't exist in New York or Rome or Paris - it's a London phenomenon."

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