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Communications Act 2003

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OFCOM’s duty to intervene on network access issues

105Consideration and determination of network access questions

(1)This section applies where—

(a)it appears to OFCOM that a network access question has arisen and needs to be determined; and

(b)they consider that, for the purpose of determining that question, it would be appropriate for them to exercise their powers under this Chapter to set, modify or revoke conditions falling within subsection (2).

(2)Conditions falling within this subsection are—

(a)access-related conditions authorised by section 73(2) or (4); and

(b)SMP services conditions authorised by section 87.

(3)Before considering whether, for the purpose of determining the question that has arisen, to set, modify or revoke conditions falling within subsection (2), OFCOM must publish a notification of their proposal to consider that matter.

(4)If, after considering that matter, OFCOM decide not to exercise their powers to set, modify or revoke conditions falling within subsection (2), they must publish a notification of their decision.

(5)A notification under this section must be published in the manner that OFCOM consider appropriate for bringing it to the attention of the persons who, in OFCOM’s opinion, would be likely to be affected by action taken for determining the network access question that appears to them to have arisen.

(6)In this section “network access question” means a question relating to network access or the terms or conditions on which it is or may be provided in a particular case.

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