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Communications Act 2003

Communications Act 2003

2003 CHAPTER 21

Annex APPENDIX 1:

The following is a list of expressions defined in the Act, and the sections and Schedules in which those definitions are to be found.

Defined Term:Section/Schedule:Applies to:
“the 1984 Act”Paragraph 64, Schedule 18Schedule 18
“the 1990 Act”405(1)the Act
“the 1996 Act405(1)the Act
“the abolition of licensing”Paragraph 64, Schedule 18Schedule 18
“access”405(1) & (4)the Act
“access contract”87(12)Section 87
“the Access Directive151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
Paragraph 9(16), Schedule 18Paragraph 9, Schedule 18
“access radio licence”359(5)Section 359
“access-related condition”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
“accounting period”177(11)Section 177
“acquisition”277(13)Section 277
Paragraph 1(14), Schedule 12Paragraph 1, Schedule 12
Paragraph 7(13), Schedule 12Paragraph 7, Schedule 12
“additional radio service”362(1)Part 3
“additional television service”362(1)Part 3
“adoption”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
“the alleged offender”Paragraph 7(1), Schedule 6Paragraph 7, Schedule 6
“allocation”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
“alteration”134(8)Section 134
“analogue teletext service”362(1)Part 3
“ancillary service”362(1)Part 3
“apparatus”405(1)the Act
“apparatus market”46(9)Section 46
151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
“apparatus for wireless telegraphy”174(8)Section 174
Paragraph 8, Schedule 5Schedule 5
“the application date”227(8)Section 227
“application programme interface”74(3) & (4)Section 74
“appropriate network”271(7)Section 271
Paragraph 5(8), Schedule 12Paragraph 5, Schedule 12
“the appropriate percentage”217(7)Section 217
228(8)Section 228
253(13)Section 253
400(8)Section 400
Paragraph 7(7), Schedule 10Paragraph 7, Schedule 10
“approval”53(6)Section 53
54(8)Section 54
“approve”53(6)Section 53
54(8)Section 54
“approved”53(6)Section 53
54(8)Section 54
“approved code”120(15)Section 120
“approved networking arrangements”292(9)Section 292
293(8)Section 293
“arrangements”Paragraph 10, Schedule 9Schedule 9
“arrangements proposed by OFCOMParagraph 9(5), Schedule 11Paragraph 9(5), Schedule 11
“assistance for disabled people”362(1)Part 3
“associated facility”32(3)the Act
405(1)the Act
“the Authorisation DirectiveParagraph 13(8), Schedule 18Paragraph 13(7), Schedule 18
“authorised person”Paragraph 3(4), Schedule 6Paragraph 3 of Schedule 6
“available for reception by members of the public”361the Act
362(1)Part 3
“the BBC405(1)the Act
“the BBC Charter and Agreement”362(1)Part 3
“BBC company”362(1)Part 3
“the BBC’s services”198(9)Section 198
“belief”264(13)Section 264
“body”405(1)the Act
“broadcast”405(1)the Act
“Broadcasting Act licence”405(1)the Act
“Broadcasting Act licence fee”347(8)Section 347
“Broadcasting Act powers”317(1)Section 317
“broadcasting provision”318(5)Section 318
“business”405(1)the Act
“business premises”233(9)Section 233
248(9)Section 249
“C4C”405(1)the Act
“C4 company”362(1)Part 3
“cable package”330(6)Section 330
331(6)Section 331
332(10)Section 332
“cash bid amount”400(8)Section 400
“Channel 3”362(1)Part 3
“a Channel 3 licence”362(1)Part 3
“Channel 3 programmes”286(7)Section 286
351(10)Section 351
“a Channel 3 service”362(1)Part 3
“Channel 4”362(1)Part 3
“Channel 4 licence”297(3)Section 297
“Channel 5”362(1)Part 3
“charging year”38(12)Sections 38 and 39
“citizens”3(14)Section 3
“code operator”Paragraph 1, Schedule 4Schedule 4
“code-related liabilities”Paragraph 18(8), Schedule 18Paragraph 18, Schedule 18
“the commencement day”350(6)Section 350
“Communications Directives”409(4)Section 409
“communications functions”22(5)Section 22
“communications matters”3(14)Section 3
20 (7)Section 20
21(7)Section 21
“communications provider”405(1)the Act
“communications service”Paragraph 1(1), Schedule 17Schedule 17
“competition test”Paragraph 15, Schedule 11Schedule 11
“conditional access system”75(3)Sections 75 and 76
“conduit”106(7)Section 106
“conduit system”Paragraph 1(2), Schedule 17Paragraph 1, Schedule 17
“connected person”Paragraph 15(5), Schedule 10Paragraph 15, Schedule 10
“connected services”316(4)Section 316
“the Consumer Panel”16(2)the Act
405(1)the Act
“consumers”405(1) & (5)the Act
“Content Board”12(1)the Act
405(1)the Act
“a content service”32(7)Section 32(2)
“the continued provision”Paragraph 9(3), Schedule 18Paragraph 9, Schedule 18
“the contracting party”Paragraph 4(1), Schedule 18Paragraph 4, Schedule 18
“contravening provider”102(6)Section 102
142(6)Section 142
“the contravening provider”42(1)Section 42
98(1)Section 98
100(1)Section 100
124(1)Section 124
124(2)Section 124
140(1)Section 140
“contravening supplier”102(6)Section 101 and 102
142(6)Section 141 and 142
“the contravening supplier”101(1)Section 101
“contravention”405(1)the Act
“controlled”362(6)Section 362
“the court”Paragraph 13(12), Schedule 11Paragraph 13, Schedule 11
Paragraph 3(8), Schedule 18Paragraph 3, Schedule 18
Paragraph 4(8), Schedule 18Paragraph 4, Schedule 18
“customers”405(1)the Act
“the decision-maker”195(9)Section 195
“the defaulter”Paragraph 13(1), Schedule 11Paragraph 13, Schedule 11
“defendant”174(1)Section 174
“designated organisation”333(6)Section 333
Paragraph 18(7), Schedule 12Paragraph 18, Schedule 12
“designated universal service provider”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
“digital additional sound service”362(1)Part 3
“digital additional television service”362(1)Part 3
“the digital public teletext service”362(1)Part 3
“digital sound programme service”362(1)Part 3
“digital television programme service”362(1)Part 3
“the Directives”Paragraph 13(7), Schedule 18Paragraph 13, Schedule 18
“the Director”Paragraph 64, Schedule 18Schedule 18
“director”404(3)Section 404
“disabled”27(5)Section 27
337(9)Section 337
Paragraph 23(6), Schedule 12Paragraph 23, Schedule 12
“disaster”51(7)Section 51
“dispute procedures”54(8)Section 54
“distribute”405(1)Section 405
“document”394(9)Section 394
“domestic and small business customer”16(13)Section 16
52(6)Section 52
53(6)Section 53
54(8)Section 54
“the dominant provider”87(1)Sections 87 and 88
89(1)Section 89
90(1)Section 90
91(1)Section 91
92(1)Section 92
“the dominant supplier”93(1)Section 93
“drama”264(13)Section 264
EEA State”362(1)Part 3
“electro-magnetic interference”51(6)Section 51
“electronic communication”56(10)Section 56
57(3)Section 57
“electronic communications apparatus” 151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
Paragraph 1(1), Schedule 17Schedule 17
Paragraph 9(16), Schedule 18Paragraph 9, Schedule 18
“the electronic communications code”106(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
Paragraph 17(7), Schedule 18Paragraph 17, Schedule 18
Paragraph 18(9), Schedule 18Paragraph 18, Schedule 18
“electronic communications code”Paragraph 1(1), Schedule 17Schedule 17
Paragraph 17(7), Schedule 18Paragraph 17, Schedule 18
“electronic communications code network”Paragraph 1(1), Schedule 17Schedule 17
“electronic communications code operator”Paragraph 1(1), Schedule 17Schedule 17
“electronic communications network”32(1)the Act
405(1)the Act
Paragraph 1(1), Schedule 17Schedule 17
“electronic communications service”32(2)the Act
405(1)the Act
Paragraph 1(1), Schedule 17Schedule 17
“electronic programme guide”16(13)Section 16
74(3)Section 74
232(6)Section 232
303(13)Section 303
310(8)Section 310
311(2)Section 311
“eligible person”220(4)Section 220
“enactment”405(1)the Act
“the enactments relating to broadcasting”23(5)Section 23
407(5)Section 407
“enactments relating to the management of the radio spectrum”405(1)the Act
“end-to-end connectivity”74(3)Section 74
“end-user”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
272(9)Section 272
Paragraph 5(10), Schedule 12Paragraph 5(8), Schedule 12
“enforcement authority”120 (15)Section 120
“enforcement powers”Paragraph 13(6), Schedule 18Paragraph 13, Schedule 18
“European Court”Paragraph 6(9), Schedule 11Paragraph 6, Schedule 11
“existing licence”215(1)Section 215
“the existing licence”225(8)Section 225
221(1)Section 221
“the existing service”221(11)Section 221
“expenditure”286(7)Section 286
288(5)Section 288
353(7)Section 353
“fairness complaint”Paragraph 49(3), Schedule 18Paragraph 49, Schedule 18
“financial year”347(8)Section 347
400 (8)Section 400
“the first notional expiry date”225(7)Section 225
“the Framework Directive4(12)Section 4
151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
197(3)Section 197
Paragraph 10(7), Schedule 18Paragraph 10, Schedule 18
“former PTOParagraph 1(1), Schedule 17Schedule 17
“the former operator”117(1)Section 117
“formerly regulated radio service”251(5)Section 251
“formerly regulated television service”240(5)Section 240
“frequency”405(1)the Act
“general condition”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
“general duties”3(14)Section 3
“general multiplex service”362(1)Section 362
“gross revenue”177(11)Section 177
“guarantor”Paragraph 18(2), Schedule 18Paragraph 18, Schedule 18
“hardwired”93(5)Section 93
“holder”405(1)the Act
“information”405(1)the Act
“initial expiry date”224Section 224
“initial licensing period”230(11)Section 230
“installation”410(7)Section 410
“intelligible”405(1)the Act
“intended audience”272(7)Section 272
273(7)Section 273
274(10)Section 274
310(7)Section 310
Paragraph 5(8), Schedule 12Schedule 12
“interconnection”151(1) and (2)Part 2, Chapter 1
“interference”155(2)Section 155
366(10)Section 366
“intermediary service provider”120 (15)Section 120
“international meetings about communications”22(5)Section 22
“international obligation of the United Kingdom”405(1)the Act
“the ITCParagraph 64, Schedule 18Schedule 18
“land”Paragraph 5(8), Schedule 4Paragraph 5, Schedule 4
“lease”134(8)Section 134
“leased line”92(4)Section 92
“legal proceedings”187(5)Section 187
393(12)Section 393
“licence period”228(8)Section 228
Paragraph 10, Schedule 9Schedule 9
Paragraph 14, Schedule 10Schedule 10
“licensable service”206(7)Section 206
“licensed public service channel”362(1)Part 3
“licensed service”316(4)Section 316
337(9)Section 337
“licensed television service”272(7)Section 272
273(7)Section 273
274(10)Section 274
“licensing period”228(8)Section 228
229(6)Section 229
230(11)Section 230
“listed provision”406(9)Section 406
“LLU notification”Paragraph 8(4), Schedule 18Paragraph 8, Schedule 18
“local authority”148(3)Section 148
“local Channel 3 service”287(8)Section 287
“local digital sound programme licence”362(1)Part 3
“local digital sound programme service”362(1)Part 3
“local enactment”406(8)Section 406
“locally-made”314(7)Section 314
“local material”314(7)Section 314
“local programme”287(8)Section 287
“local radio multiplex licence”362(1)Part 3
“local radio multiplex service”362(1)Part 3
“local radio service”320(7)Section 320
“local sound broadcasting licence”362(1)Section 362
“local sound broadcasting service”362(1)Part 3
“the M25 area”362(1)Part 3
“the main service”263(3)Section 263
“market area”83(6)Section 83
“market power determination”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
“Minister of the Crown”336(9)Section 336
“misuse”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
“modification”405(1)the Act
“multiplex service”175(6)Section 175
233(9)Section 233
248(9)Section 248
330(3)Section 330
331(6)Section 331
332(10)Section 332
360(9)Section 360
“must-provide service”274(10)Section 274
“national Channel 3 service”362(1)Part 3
“national digital sound programme service”362(1)Part 3
“national radio multiplex licence”362(1)Section 362
“national radio multiplex service”362(1)Part 3
“national radio service”320(7)Section 320
333(6)Section 333
“national sound broadcasting licence”253(13)Section 253
“the National Telephone Numbering Plan”56(1)the Act
“network access”4(12)Section 4
151(1) and (3)Part 2, Chapter 1
197(1)Part 2, Chapter 3
“network access question”105(6)Section 105
“networking arrangements”362(1)Section 362
“networks and services functions”408(7)Section 408
“news”318(8)Section 318
“non-communications services”77(9)Section 77
“non-representational images”362(7)Section 362
“notification”394(9)Section 394
“the notified misuser”129(1)Section 129
130(1)Section 130
“the notified person”139(1)Section 139
“the notified charge payer”41(1)Section 41
“the notified provider”36(1)Section 36
37(1)Section 37
95(1)Section 95
96(1)Section 96
111(1)Section 111
112(1)Section 112
“number”56(10)Sections 56 and 63
“numbering conditions”60(7)Section 60
61(9)Section 61
“OFCOM”1(1)the Act
405(1)the Act
“OFCOM’s standards code”362(1)Part 3
“operator”Paragraph 1(1), Schedule 17Schedule 17
“the operator”114(1)Section 114
Paragraph 18(1), Schedule 18Paragraph 18, Schedule 18
“the operator’s network”Paragraph 1, Schedule 4Schedule 4
“the operator’s system”Paragraph 18(1), Schedule 18Paragraph 18, Schedule 18
“original production”351(10)Section 351
353(7)Section 353
“other member State”405(1)the Act
“participant”362(6)Section 362(1)
“peak viewing time”278(10)Section 278
279(5)Section 279
287(8)Section 287
351(10)Section 351
353(7)Section 353
Paragraph 8(11), Schedule 12Paragraph 8, Schedule 12
Paragraph 9(8), Schedule 12Paragraph 9, Schedule 12
“the period under review”22 7(8)Section 227
“persistent” and “persistently”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
“pre-commencement licence”Paragraph 8(5), Schedule 14Paragraph 8(5), Schedule 14
“the person in contravention”Paragraph 14(1), Schedule 14Paragraph 14, Schedule 14
“pre-commencement regulator”405(1)the Act
“pre-transfer licence”253(13)Section 253
“pre-transfer local licence”253(13)Section 253
Paragraph 44(4), Schedule 18Paragraph 44, Schedule 18
“pre-transfer national licence”253(13)Section 253
Paragraph 44(4), Schedule 18Paragraph 44, Schedule 18
“premises”233(9)Section 233
248(9)Section 248
“premium rate service”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
“price control matter”193(10)Section 193
“primary functions”Paragraph 10, Schedule 9Schedule 9
“privileged supplier condition”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
“programme”204(10)Section 204
277(13)Section 277
278(10)Section 278
286(7)Section 286
287(8)Section 287
288(5)Section 288
303(13)Section 303
309(6)Section 309
405(1)the Act
Paragraph 7(13), Schedule 12Paragraph 7, Schedule 12
Paragraph 8(11), Schedule 12Paragraph 8, Schedule 12
“programme service”321(8)Section 321
405(1)the Act
“programming budget”277(13)Section 277
Paragraph 1(14), Schedule 12Paragraph 1, Schedule 12
Paragraph 7(13), Schedule 12Paragraph 7, Schedule 12
“promptness standards”9(7)Section 9
“protected programme service”75(3)Section 75
“provide”405(1)the Act
“provider”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
“provision”362(1)Part 3
“the provision of premium rate services”Paragraph 9(16), Schedule 18Paragraph 9, Schedule 18
“public communications provider”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
“public digital service”Paragraph 5(8), Schedule 12Paragraph 5, Schedule 12
“public electronic communications network”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
397(2)Section 397
Paragraph 1(1), Schedule 17Schedule 17
“public electronic communications service”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
272(9)Section 272
Paragraph 5(10), Schedule 12Paragraph 5, Schedule 12
Paragraph 1(1), Schedule 17Schedule 17
“public service broadcaster”271(8)Section 271
“public services”207(9)Section 207
“the public teletext provider”362(1)Part 3
“the public teletext service”362(1)Part 3
“purposes of public service television broadcasting in the United Kingdom”405(1)The Act
“qualified auditor”67(9)Section 67
77(9)Section 77
91(8)Section 91
“qualifying revenue”215(12)Section 215
217(7)Section 217
221(12)Section 21
“qualifying service”362(1)Part 3
“racial group”27(5)Section 27
337(9)Section 337
Paragraph 23(6), Schedule 12Paragraph 23, Schedule 12
“radio licensable content service”362(1)Part 3
“radio multiplex service”362(1)Part 3
“radio programme service”362(1)Part 3
“the radio transfer date”405(1)the Act
“the recipient”395(1)Section 395
“referendum campaign broadcast”333(6)Section 333
Paragraph 18(7), Schedule 12Paragraph 18, Schedule 12
“regional Channel 3 licence”362(1)Part 3
“regional Channel 3 providers”292(9)Section 292
“regional Channel 3 service”362(1)Part 3
“regional programme”286(7)Section 286
287(8)Section 287
351(10)Section 351
Paragraph 7(5), Schedule 11Paragraph 7, Schedule 11
“regional news programme”287(7)Section 287
“regulatory authorities”151(1) and (5)Part 2, Chapter 1
197(1)Part 2, Chapter 3
“regulatory international standards”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
“relevant amount of gross revenue”177(1)Section 177
“relevant ancillary service”232(6)Section 232
“relevant business”97(5)Section 97
“relevant change of control”351(10)Section 351
353(7)Section 353
“relevant connection facility”90(6)Section 90
“relevant date”305Section 305
“the relevant date”356(6)Section 356
“relevant electronic communications network”134(8)Section 134
“relevant existing licence”240(5)Section 240
251(5)Section 251
“the relevant facilities”87(12)Section 87
“relevant independent radio services”312(5)Section 312
“relevant international obligations”Paragraph 21(4), Schedule 12Paragraph 21, Schedule 12
“relevant international obligations of the United Kingdom”335(2)Section 335
“relevant licence”229(6)Section 229
324(12)Section 324
“relevant licence period”Paragraph 10, Schedule 9Schedule 9
“the relevant market”91(1)Section 91
“relevant markets”3(14)Section 3(15)
“the relevant multiplex”Paragraph 12(4), Schedule 14Paragraph 12, Schedule 14
“a relevant national newspaper proprietor”Paragraph 13(2), Schedule 14Paragraph 13, Schedule 14
“the relevant network”87(12)Section 87
“relevant offence”Paragraph 1(2), Schedule 6Schedule 6
“relevant officer”Paragraph 13, Schedule 6Schedule 6
“relevant period”97(5)Section 97
237(3)Section 237
“the relevant person”50(8)Section 50
“the relevant provider”121(3)Section 121
122(5)Section 122
132(1)Section 132
“relevant provision of this Act”409(4)Section 409
“relevant provisions”60(7)Section 60
“relevant public broadcasting service”224(9)Section 224
“relevant public service broadcaster”243(7)Section 243
“relevant regulatory authorities”83(6)Section 83
“relevant revenue”400(8)Section 400
“the relevant service”120(9)Part 2, Chapter 1
“the relevant six months”Paragraph 3(6), Schedule 14Sub-paragraphs (4) and (5), Paragraph 3, Schedule 14
“relevant sound service”258(9)Section 258(2)
“relevant television service”241(9)Section 241
“the relevant transfer date”Paragraph 51(5), Schedule 18Paragraph 51, Schedule 18
“the relevant year”41(9)Section 41
“renewal period”217(7)Section 217
223(4)Section 223
“request to be tried”Paragraph 7(5), Schedule 6Schedule 6
“repeated contravention”173(1)Section 173
“representation”405(1)the Act
“the representations period”82(4)Section 82
“restricted television service”362(1)Part 3
“S4C”362(1)Part 3
“S4C company”362(1)Part 3
“S4C Digital”362(1)Part 3
“satellite television service”273(7)Section 273
Paragraph 5(8), Schedule 12Schedule 12
“Schedule 2 public operator”Paragraph 14(4), Schedule 18Paragraph 14, Schedule 18
“schools programmes”296(12)Section 296
“the second notional expiry date”225(7)Section 225
“service interoperability”4(12)Section 4
151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
“services market”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
“signal”10(6)Section 10
32(10)Section 32
“significant market power”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
“simulcast radio service”362(1)Part 3
SMP apparatus condition”Paragraph 9(16), Schedule 18Paragraph 9 Schedule 18
“SMP condition”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
Paragraph 9(16), Schedule 18Paragraph 9, Schedule 18
“sound broadcasting service”362(1)Part 3
“sound service”205(9)Section 205
“special or exclusive rights”77(9)Section 77
“spectrum functions”408(8)Section 408
“standards objectives”362(1)Part 3
“stations for wireless telegraphy”174(8)Section 174
Paragraph 8, Schedule 5Schedule 5
“subordinate legislation”405(1)the Act
“subsequent notional expiry date”225(7)Section 225
“subtitling”362(1)Part 3
“tariff”68(8)Section 68
“the telecommunications code”Paragraph 18(9), Schedule 18Paragraph 18, Schedule 18
“telephone number”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
“telephone numbers”1(8)Section 1
“television and radio services”405(1)the Act
“television broadcasting service”362(1)Part 3
“television licensable content service”232(1)Part 3
362(1)Part 3
“television multiplex service”362(1)Part 3
“television or radio broadcasting”22(7)Section 22
“television programme”405(1)the Act
“television programme service”362(1)Part 3
“television receiver”368(1)Part 4
“the television transfer date”405(1)the Act
“the Television without Frontiers Directive”362(1)Part 3
“tender notice”216(13)Section 216
222(13)Section 222
225(7)Section 224
“the territorial sea”410(7)Section 410
“text service”362(1)Part 3
“the threshold number”337(9)Section 337
“the transfer date”Paragraph 51(6), Schedule 18Paragraph 51, Schedule 18
“the transitional period”408(6)Section 408
“transfer scheme”Paragraph 6, Schedule 2Schedule 2
“transparency objectives”Paragraph 10, Schedule 9Schedule 9
“the Tribunal”197(1)Part 2, Chapter 3
Paragraph 15, Schedule 11Schedule 11
“Tribunal rules”197(1)Part 2, Chapter 3
Paragraph 15, Schedule 11Schedule 11
TV licence”364(1)Section 363
405(1)the Act
“the United Kingdom Plan for Frequency Authorisation”153(1)the Act
“universal service condition”151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
“the Universal Service Directive151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
Paragraph 9(16), Schedule 18Paragraph 9, Schedule 18
“the universal service order”65(1)Sections 65 and 67
151(1)Part 2, Chapter 1
“vehicle”233(9)Section 233
248(9)Section 248
366(10)Section 366
“the Welsh Authority”405(1)the Act
“wireless telegraphy”405(1)the Act
“wireless telegraphy licence”405(1)the Act

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