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Communications Act 2003

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Transitory amendments to telecommunications terms in Broadcasting Act 1990

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26(1)This paragraph has effect, in the case of each of the provisions of the 1990 Act to which it applies, in relation to times between—

(a)the commencement of Chapter 1 of Part 2 of this Act; and

(b)the commencement of so much of this Act (apart from this paragraph) as amends or repeals that provision.

(2)The provisions of the 1990 Act set out in sub-paragraph (3) shall have effect (subject to sub-paragraph (4)) as if—

(a)for every reference to a telecommunication system there were substituted a reference to an electronic communications network; and

(b)for references to running such a system there were substituted references to providing it.

(3)Those provisions of the 1990 Act are—

(a)section 46 (licensable programme services);

(b)section 51(1)(a) (procedures for consideration of applications for additional services licences);

(c)section 72 (local delivery services);

(d)section 75 (procedures for consideration of applications for local delivery licences);

(e)section 112 (licensable sound programme services);

(f)section 117(1)(a) (procedures for consideration of applications for additional services licences);

(g)section 181 (apparatus deemed to be apparatus for wireless telegraphy).

(4)Sections 46(2) (licensable programme services), 112(2) (licensable sound programme services) and 201(2) (programme services) of the 1990 Act shall each have effect as if for paragraph (b) there were substituted—

(b)a service which satisfies the conditions in section 233(5) of the Communications Act 2003;.

(5)In sections 48 and 114 of the 1990 Act (additional services), references to electronic signals shall have effect as references to signals within the meaning of section 32 of this Act.

(6)Section 75(2) of the 1990 Act (consultation with relevant licensing authorities) shall have effect as if in paragraph (b) for the words “would be required to be licensed” there were substituted “is a system which (but for repeals made by the Communications Act 2003) would have been required to be licensed”.

(7)In section 181 of the 1990 Act (apparatus deemed to be apparatus for wireless telegraphy), “connected”—

(a)shall continue to be construed in accordance (notwithstanding its repeal) with section 4 of the 1984 Act; but

(b)shall be so construed as if, in that section of the 1984 Act, a reference to an electronic communications network were substituted for every reference to a telecommunication system.

(8)Part 5 of Schedule 2 to the 1990 Act (restriction on holding of licences by operators of public telecommunication systems) and the Broadcasting (Restrictions on the Holding of Licences) Order 1991 (S.I. 1991/1176) shall have effect as if references to a national public telecommunications operator were references to a person who provides an electronic communications network so as to make it available for use by members of the public in the whole, or substantially the whole, of the United Kingdom.

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