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Communications Act 2003

Section 369: Matters in relation to which OFCOM have competition functions

776.This section explains the expression “communications matters” as it is used throughout this Chapter. “Communications matters” include any one or more of the following:

  • the provision of electronic communications networks;

  • the provision of electronic communications services;

  • the making available of services or facilities in association with an electronic communications network or service or for facilitating the use of a network or service;

  • apparatus used for any of the above; and

  • broadcasting and related matters.

777.Subsection (2) gives the Secretary of State a power by order to amend this definition. No such order is, however, to be made unless a draft of it has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.

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