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Communications Act 2003

Communications Act 2003

2003 CHAPTER 21

APPENDIX 2:

This table identifies which sections of the Communications Act implement which Articles of the four Directives set out below.

References in this table to:-

FD

=

Framework Directive;

AuD

=

Authorisation Directive;

AcD

=

Access Directive; and

USD

=

Universal Service Directive.

SectionArticle(s) implemented
Part 1 – Functions of OFCOM
Section 4 – Duties for the purpose of fulfilling Community obligations

Article 7(1) and (2) of FD

Article 8 of FD

Articles 17(2) & 18 of FD

Article 20(3) of FD

Article 5(1) of AcD

Article 7(3) of AuD

Section 16 – Consumer consultationArticle 33(1) of USD
Section 24 – Provision of information to the Secretary of State

Article 25 of FD

Article 16 of AuD

Articles 15(2) and 17 of AcD

Article 36(3) of USD

Section 25 – Community requirement to provide information

Article 5(2) of FD

Article 15 of AcD

Section 26 – Publication of information and advice for consumers etc.

Article 5(4) and (5) of FD

Article 15(1) of AuD

Articles 11(2) & 15(1) of AcD

Article 21(2) of USD

Part 2 – Networks, Services and the Radio Spectrum
Chapter 1 – Electronic communications networks and services
Section 32 – Meaning of electronic communications networks and services
ss.(1)Article 2(a) of FD
ss.(2)Article 2(c) of FD
ss.(3)Article 2(e) of FD
ss.(4)(a)Article 2(m) of FD
ss.(7)Article 2(c) of FD
Section 33 – Advance notification to OFCOM

Articles 3(2) and (3) and 6(1) of AuD

Condition 10 of Part A of Annex to AuD

Section 34 – Designations and requirements for the purposes of s.33Article 6(1) of AuD
Section 35 – Notification of contraventions of s. 33Article 10(2) of AuD
Section 36 – Enforcement notification for contravention of s. 33Article 10(2) & (3) of AuD
Section 37  – Penalties for contravention of s. 33Article 10(2) & (3) of AuD
Sections 38 & 39 – Fixing of charges

Articles 6(1), 12 and 13 of AuD

Condition 2 of Part A of Annex to AuD

Section  40 – Notification of non-payment of chargesArticle 10(2) of AuD
Section  41 – Penalties for non-payment of chargesArticle 10(2) & (3) of AuD
Sections  42 & 43 – Suspending service provision for non-payment and enforcement of directionsArticle 10(2) & (5) of AuD
Section 44 – Duty of OFCOM to keep publicly accessible registerArticle 3(3) of AuD
Section 45 – Power of OFCOM to set conditions
ss.(3)

Article 6(1) and  Part A of the Annex to the AuD

Article 4(1) and 4(3) of AcD

ss.(4)Article 6(2) of AuD and Articles 3 to 7 and 9 to 11 of , and Part A of Annex I to, USD
ss.(5)Article 6(2) of AuD and Articles 5(1) and (2) and 6 of AcD
ss.(6)Article 13 of FD
ss.(7) and (8)Article 6(2) of AuD and Articles 8 to 13 of AcD and Articles 17 to 19 of USD and Article 16(2) of FD
Section 46 – Persons to whom conditions may apply
ss.(2)Articles 2(a) and 6(1) of the AuD
ss.(3)

Article 6(2) of AuD

Article 13 of FD

ss.(4)Article 13 of FD
ss.(5)Article 8 of USD and Article 6(2) of AuD
ss.(6)Article 5(1)(a) of AcD and 6(2) of AuD
ss.(7)Article 16(4) of FD, Article 8(2) of AcD, Article 6(2) of AuD and Articles 17 to 19 of USD
ss.(8)Article 8(2) of AcD, Article 16(4) of FD and Articles 17 to 19 of USD
Section 47  – Test for setting or modifying conditions

Articles 6(1) and 14 (1) of AuD

Articles  5(3) and 8(4) of AcD

Articles 3(2), 9(5) and 17(2) of USD

Section 48  – Procedure for setting, modifying and revoking conditionsArticle 6 of FD Article 14(1) of AuD, Article 33 of USD and Articles 5(3), (6) and 8(4) of AcD
ss.(1) & (6)Article 15(1) AcD
ss.(3)Article 6(3) of AcD
ss.(5)Article 7(5) of FD
Section  49 – Directions and approvals for the purposes of a s.45 conditionArticle 6 and 7 of FD
Section  50 – Delivery of copies of notifications etc.
ss.(2) to (6)Article 15(2) of AcD
ss.(2)Articles 8(5) and 16(2) of AcD and 36(2) of USD
ss.(3)Article 7(3) of FD
Section  51 – Matters to which general conditions may relate Article 6(1) of, and Part A of the Annex to, AuD
ss. (1)(a)Condition 8 of Part A of the Annex to the AuD and Articles 20-22, 25, 26 & 29 , Part B of Annex I, Annex II and Annex III of the USD
ss. (1)(b) and ss.(4)Article 4(2) of, and conditions 3 and 14 of Part A of the Annex to, the AuD and Articles 4(1) and 4(3) of AcD
ss. (1)(c) and ss.(5)Condition 15 of Part A of the Annex to the AuD and Article 23 of USD
ss. (1)(d)Condition 1 of Part A of the Annex to the AuD and Article 13(4) of USD
ss. (1)(e)Condition 12 of Part A of the Annex to the AuD and Article 23 of USD
ss. (1)(f)Condition 13 of Part A of the Annex to the AuD
ss. (1)(g)Condition 18 of Part A of the Annex to the AuD and Article 17(2) of FD
ss.(2)Article 2 of USD – definition of “publicly available telephone service”
ss.(3)Article 2(a) of AuD
Sections  52 to 55 – General conditions: customer interests

Article 34 of USD and Part A of Annex to AuD

Article 6(1) of, and condition 8 of Part A of the Annex to, the AuD

Section 56 - The National Telephone Numbering Plan.Article 10(3) of FD and Article 27 of USD
Section 57 – Conditions to secure access to telephone numbersArticle 6(1) of, and condition 4 of Part A of the Annex to, the AuD, Article 27 & 28 of USD and Article 10(1) of FD
Section 58 – Conditions about allocation and adoption of numbersArticle 10(1) of the FD, Articles 5(2) and 6(1) of the AuD
ss. (1) and (2)Article 13 of and, conditions 1, 2, 3, 6,  7, 8 & 9 of Part C of the Annex to, the AuD and Article 30 of USD
ss. (1) and (3)Condition 4 of Part C of the Annex to AuD
ss (3)Article 25(2) of USD
ss. (4)Articles 5(3) and (4) of AuD
ss. (5) and (6)Article 13 of AuD
Section  60 – Modification of documents referred to in numbering conditionsArticle 14(1) of the AuD
Section 61(3) - Withdrawal of telephone number allocationsArticle 10(2) and 10(5) of the AuD
Section 63 - General duty as to telephone numbering functionsArticle 10(2) of FD and condition 2 of Part C of the Annex to the AuD
Section  64 – Must-carry obligationsArticle 6(1) of, and condition 6 of Part A of the Annex to, the AuD and Article 31 of the USD
Section  65 – Obligations to be secured by universal service conditionsArticles 3 to 7 and 9 to 11 of and Part A of Annex I to USD, and Article 2(j) of FD
Section  66 – Designation of universal service providersArticle 8 of USD and Article 4(2) of AuD
ss. (8)Article 36(1) of USD
Section  67 – Subject-matter of universal service conditionsArticle 6(2) of AuD and Part A of Annex I to USD
ss. (1)Articles 3 to 7 and 9 to 11 of USD
ss. (3) to (9)Article 11 and Annex III of USD
Section 68 – Tariffs etc. for universal services
ss. (1) and (2)Article 9 of USD
ss. (3) and (4)Article 10 of USD
Section 69 – Directories and directory enquiry facilitiesArticle 5(3) of USD
Section 70 – Review of compliance costsArticle 12 of USD and Annex IV of USD
Section 71 – Sharing of burden of universal service obligationsArticle 13 of USD
Section 72 – Report on sharing mechanismArticle 14(2) of USD
Section 73 – Permitted subject-matter of access-related conditionsArticle 6(2) of AuD
ss. (2)Article 5(1) of and Part II of Annex I to AcD
ss. (3)Article 12(2) of FD
ss. (4)Article 5(2) of AcD
ss. (5)Article 6 of and Part I of Annex I to AcD
Section 74  – Specific types of access-related conditions
ss. (1)Article 5(1)(a) of AcD
ss. (2)Article 5(1)(b) of, and Part II of Annex I to, AcD and Article 18 of FD
ss. (3) and (4) -Definition of application programme interfaceArticle 2(p) of FD
Section 75 – Conditional access systems and access to digital services
ss. (1)Article 5(2) of AcD and Articles 17(2) of FD
ss. (2)Article 6 of and Part 1 of Annex I to AcD

ss. (3)

Definition of conditional access system

Article 2(f) of FD
Section 76  – Modification and revocation of conditions imposed under s.75Article 6(3) of AcD
Section 77 – Imposition of privileged supplier conditionsArticle 13 of FD
Section 78 – Circumstances required for the setting of SMP conditionsArticle 14 of and Annex II to FD
Section 79 – Market power determinationsArticles 15 and 16 of FD
Section 80 – Proposals for identifying markets and for market power determinationsArticles 6,  7 and 16(1) of FD

Section 81 – Delivery of copies of notifications under ss.79 and 80

ss.(2)

Article 16(2) of AcD and Article 36(2) of USD and Article 7(5) of FD
ss.(3)Article 7(3) of FD
Section 82 – European Commission’s powers in respect of proposalsArticle 7(4) of FD
Section 83 – Special rules for transnational marketsArticles 2(b), 15(4) and 16(5) of FD
Section 84  – Review of services market identifications and determinations
ss. (2) and (3)Article 16(1) of FD, 7(3) of AcD and 16(3) of USD
ss. (4)Article 16(3) of FD and Article 18(2) of USD
Section 87 – Conditions about network access etc.

Article 16(4) of FD

Article 6(2) of AuD

ss.(1) and (2)Article 8 of AcD
ss (3) and (5)Article 12(1) of AcD
ss. (4)Article 12(2) of AcD
ss. (6)(a)Article 10 of AcD
ss.(6)(b)Article 9(1) and 9(4) and Annex II of AcD
ss.(6)(c), (d) and (e)Article 9(2) and 9(4) and Annex II of AcD
ss. (7) and (8)Article 11 of AcD
ss. (9), (10) and (11)Article 13 of AcD
Section 88 – Conditions about network access pricing etc.Articles 8 and 13 of AcD, Article 6(2) of AuD and Article 16(4) of FD
Section 89 – Conditions about network access in exceptional circumstancesArticle 8 of AcD, Article 6(2) of AuD and Article 16(4) of FD
Section 90 – Conditions about carrier selection and pre-selectionArticle 19 of USD, Article 6(2) of AuD and Article 16(4) of FD
Section 91 – Conditions about regulation of services etc. for end-usersArticle 17 of USD, Article 6(2) of AuD and Article 16(4) of FD
Section 92 – Conditions about leased linesArticle 18 of and Annex VII to USD, Article 6(2) of AuD and Article 16(4) of FD
Section 94 – Notification of contravention of conditionArticle 10(2) of AuD and Article 11(6) of USD
Section 95 – Enforcement notification for contravention of conditionsArticle 10(3) of AuD and Article 11(6) of USD
Section 96 – Penalties for contravention of conditionsArticle 10(3) of AuD and Article 11(6) of USD
Section 98– Power to deal with urgent casesArticle 10(6) of AuD and Article 11(6) of USD
Section 100 – Suspending service provision for contraventions of conditionsArticle 10(5) of AuD and Article 11(6) of USD
Section 102 and 103 – Procedure and enforcement of DirectionsArticle 10(2) & (5) of AuD and Article 11(6) of USD
Section 105 – Consideration and determination of network access questionsArticle 5(4) of AcD
Sections 106 to 109 and Schedule 3 – Electronic communications codeArticles 11 and 12(1) of FD and Articles 4(1) and 6(1) of, and condition 5 of Part A of the Annex to, the AuD
Sections 106, 107, 109 and 115 – Application, modification and revocation of electronic communications codeArticle 6 of FD and Article 14(1) of AuD
Section 110 – Enforcement of restrictions and conditionsArticle 10(2) of AuD
Section 111 – Enforcement notification for contravention of code restrictionsArticle 10(2) & (3) of AuD
Section 112  – Penalties for contravention of code restrictionsArticle 10(2) & (3) of AuD
Section 113 – Suspension of application of codeArticles 10(2), (5) and 14(2) of AuD
Section 114 – Procedure for directions under s.113Article 10(2) of AuD
Sections  132 & 133 – Powers to deal with emergenciesThese provisions are permitted by Article 3 AuD
Sections – 135 to 137 – Information provisionsArticle 5 of FD, Articles 6(1), 10(1) and 11 of, and condition 10 of Part A of the Annex to, the AuD, Article 11(2) of AcD and Articles 11, 21 and 22 of (in so far as those articles necessitate the provision of information) USD
Section 138 – Notification of contravention of information requirementsArticle 10(2) of AuD
Section 139 – Penalties for contravention  of information requirementsArticle 10(2), (3) and (4) of AuD
Section 140  – Suspending service provision for information contraventionsArticle 10(2) & (5) of AuD
Sections  142 & 143 – Procedure for and enforcement of directions under ss.140 and 141Article 10(2) & (5) of AuD
Section 144 – Offences in connection with information requirementsArticle 10(2) & (3) of AuD
Section 146 – Provision of information by OFCOMArticle 9 of AuD
Section 151 – Interpretation of Chapter 1
ss.(1)Def of public electronic communications networkArticle 2(d) of FD
Defs of FD, AcD and USDArticle 2(l) of FD
Def of end-userArticle 2(n) of FD
ss.(2) - interconnectionArticle 2(b) of AcD
ss.(3) & (4) – network accessArticle 2(a) of AcD
ss.(5) – regulatory authoritiesArticle 2(g) of FD
Chapter 2 – Spectrum Use
Section 153  - United Kingdom Plan for Frequency AuthorisationArticle 5(3) of AuD
Section 154 – Duties of OFCOM when carrying out spectrum functionsArticle 9(1) of FD
Section 158 – Special duty in relation to television multiplexesCondition 1 of Part B of the Annex to the AuD
Section 164 - Limitations on authorised spectrum useArticle 7 of AuD
Section 165 - Terms etc. of wireless telegraphy licences (new subsection (2C) inserted into WTA 1949 s. 1 only)Article 6(4) of AuD
Section 166 - Exemption from need for wireless telegraphy licenceArticle 5(1) of AuD
Section 168 - Spectrum tradingArticle 9(3) and (4) of FD and Condition 5 of Part B of the Annex to AuD
Section 169 - Variation and revocation of wireless telegraphy licencesArticle 10(2), (5) and (6) and 14(1) of AuD
Section 171 - Information requirements in relation to wireless telegraphy licencesArticle 11(1)(e) and (2) of the AuD
Section 172 - Contraventions of conditions for use of wireless telegraphyArticle 10(2) of AuD
Section 173 – Meaning of “repeated contravention” in s.172Article 10(2) & (5) of AuD
Section 174 - Procedure for prosecutions of wireless telegraphy offencesArticles 10(2), (3) and (6) of AuD
Section 183 - Modification of definition of “undue interference”Article 2(2)(b) of, and condition 3 of Part B of the Annex to the AuD
Chapter 3 – Disputes and Appeals
Section 185 – Reference of disputes to OFCOMArticle 20(1) of FD
Section 186 – Action by OFCOM on dispute referenceArticle 20(2) of FD
Section 187 – Legal proceedings . about referred disputesArticle 20(5) of FD
Section 188 – Procedure for resolving disputesArticle 20(1) and (4) of FD
Section 189 – Disputes involving other member StatesArticle 21 of FD
Section 191– OFCOM’s power to require information in connection with disputeArticles 5 & 20(1) of FD
Sections 192 to 196 and Schedule 8 - AppealsArticles 4 and 11(3) of FD and 10(7) of AuD
Sections 310 & 311 – Regulation of electronic programme guidesPermitted by Article 6(4) of AcD
Section 393 – General restrictions on disclosure of informationArticle 3(5) of FD
Section 403 – Regulations and orders made by OFCOMArticles 14(1) and Article 33 of USD and Article 6 of FD
Schedule 17 - Minor and consequential amendments
Paragraph 8(6)Article 5(3) & 7(4) of AuD
Paragraph 8(10)Article 6(1) of AuD
Schedule 18 – Transitional Provisions
Paragraph 7Article 8 of USD
Paragraphs 8 & 9Article 27 of FD
Paragraph 9Article 27 of FD, Article 7(1) of AcD and Article 16(1) of USD
Paragraph 10Article 16(2) of FD, Article 7(3) of AcD and Article 16(3) of USD
Paragraph 13Article 2(1) of FD

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