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Communications Act 2003

Section 80: Proposals for identifying markets and for market determination proposals

202.Before identifying a market for the purposes of making a market power determination or making a market power determination, OFCOM must publish a notification of what they are proposing to do. A notification under this section must state that OFCOM are proposing to identify that market or to make a market power determination, set out the effect of the proposal, give their reasons for making the proposal and specify the period (not less than one month from the date of the publication of the notification) within which representations about the proposal may be made to OFCOM.

203.Subject to sections 82 and 83, subsection (6) provides that OFCOM may give effect, with or without notifications, to a proposal notified in accordance with this section, provided they have considered every representation about the proposal made within the period specified by them and they have regard to every international obligation of the United Kingdom (if any) notified to them by the Secretary of State.

204.This section implements Articles 6, 7 and 16(1) of the Framework Directive.

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