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Communications Act 2003

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Meaning of operator and operator’s system

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3(1)In sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 1 for the definitions of “the operator” and “the operator’s system” there shall be substituted—

“the operator” means—

(a)where the code is applied in any person’s case by a direction under section 106 of the Communications Act 2003, that person; and

(b)where it applies by virtue of section 106(3)(b) of that Act, the Secretary of State or (as the case may be) the Northern Ireland department in question;

“the operator’s network” means—

(a)in relation to an operator falling within paragraph (a) of the definition of “operator”, so much of any electronic communications network or conduit system provided by that operator as is not excluded from the application of the code under section 106(5) of the Communications Act 2003; and

(b)in relation to an operator falling within paragraph (b) of that definition, the electronic communications network which the Secretary of State or the Northern Ireland department is providing or proposing to provide;.

(2)In that sub-paragraph—

(a)in the definition of “emergency works”, in paragraph (b), for “the operator’s system” there shall be substituted “the operator’s network”; and

(b)in the definition of “the statutory purposes” for “establishing and running the operator’s system” there shall be substituted “the provision of the operator’s network”.

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