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106Application of the electronic communications codeE+W+S+N.I.
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(1)In this Chapter “the electronic communications code” means [F1the code set out in Schedule 3A] .

F2(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)The electronic communications code shall have effect—

(a)in the case of a person to whom it is applied by a direction given by OFCOM; and

(b)in the case of the Secretary of State or any Northern Ireland department where the Secretary of State or that department is providing or proposing to provide an electronic communications network.

(4)The only purposes for which the electronic communications code may be applied in a person’s case by a direction under this section are—

(a)the purposes of the provision by him of an electronic communications network; or

(b)the purposes of the provision by him of a system of [F3infrastructure] which he is making available, or proposing to make available, for use by providers of electronic communications networks for the purposes of the provision by them of their networks.

(5)A direction applying the electronic communications code in any person’s case may provide for that code to have effect in his case—

(a)in relation only to such places or localities as may be specified or described in the direction;

(b)for the purposes only of the provision of such electronic communications network, or part of an electronic communications network, as may be so specified or described; or

(c)for the purposes only of the provision of such [F4system of infrastructure], or part of a [F4system of infrastructure], as may be so specified or described.

(6)The Secretary of State may by order provide for the electronic communications code to have effect for all purposes with a different amount substituted for the amount for the time being specified in paragraph [F585(7)] of the code (minimum compensation).

F6(7). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F1Words in s. 106(1) substituted (31.7.2017 for specified purposes, 22.11.2017 for specified purposes, 28.12.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Digital Economy Act 2017 (c. 30), ss. 4(4), 118(6); S.I. 2017/765, reg. 2(ii)(jj); S.I. 2017/1136, reg. 2; S.I. 2017/1286, reg. 2(a)

F2S. 106(2) omitted (31.7.2017 for specified purposes, 22.11.2017 for specified purposes, 28.12.2017 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Digital Economy Act 2017 (c. 30), ss. 4(5), 118(6); S.I. 2017/765, reg. 2(ii)(jj); S.I. 2017/1136, reg. 2; S.I. 2017/1286, reg. 2(a)

F3Word in s. 106(4)(b) substituted (31.7.2017 for specified purposes, 22.11.2017 for specified purposes, 28.12.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Digital Economy Act 2017 (c. 30), ss. 4(6), 118(6); S.I. 2017/765, reg. 2(ii)(jj); S.I. 2017/1136, reg. 2; S.I. 2017/1286, reg. 2(a)

F4Words in s. 106(5)(c) substituted (31.7.2017 for specified purposes, 22.11.2017 for specified purposes, 28.12.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Digital Economy Act 2017 (c. 30), ss. 4(7), 118(6); S.I. 2017/765, reg. 2(ii)(jj); S.I. 2017/1136, reg. 2; S.I. 2017/1286, reg. 2(a)

F5Words in s. 106(6) substituted (31.7.2017 for specified purposes, 22.11.2017 for specified purposes, 28.12.2017 in so far as not already in force) by Digital Economy Act 2017 (c. 30), ss. 4(8), 118(6); S.I. 2017/765, reg. 2(ii)(jj); S.I. 2017/1136, reg. 2; S.I. 2017/1286, reg. 2(a)

F6S. 106(7) omitted (31.7.2017 for specified purposes, 22.11.2017 for specified purposes, 28.12.2017 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Digital Economy Act 2017 (c. 30), ss. 4(9), 118(6); S.I. 2017/765, reg. 2(ii)(jj); S.I. 2017/1136, reg. 2; S.I. 2017/1286, reg. 2(a)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Ss. 106-119 modified (coming into force in accordance with reg. 1 of the amending S.I.) by The Electronic Communications Code (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017 (S.I. 2017/1008), reg. 4

Commencement Information

I1S. 106 in force at 25.7.2003 for specified purposes by S.I. 2003/1900, arts. 1(2), 2(1), Sch. 1 (with art. 3) (as amended by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 1(3))

I2S. 106 in force at 29.12.2003 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2003/3142, art. 3(2) (with art. 11)

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