INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES ACT, 2009

Information and Communication Technologies Act (Commencement) Order

Information and Communication Technologies (Reserved Services) Order

Information and Communication Technologies (National Numbering Plan) Regulations

Information and Communication Technologies (Allocation of 2G Frequencies) Regulations

Information and Communication Technologies (Allocation of 3G Frequencies) Regulations

Information and Communication Technologies (Fees) Regulations

Information and Communication Technologies (Electronic Communications) (Licensing) Regulations

Information and Communication Technologies (Registration of Electronic Communication Apparatus) Regulations

Information and Communication Technologies (Universal Access) Regulations

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES ACT (COMMENCEMENT) ORDER

[Section 1]

Arrangement of Paragraph

   Paragraph

   1.   Title

   2.   Commencement of Act No. 15 of 2009

SI 106 of 2009.

 

1.   Title

This Order may be cited as the Information and Communication Technologies Act (Commencement) Order, 2009.

 

2.   Commencement of Act No. 15 of 2009

The Information and Communications Technologies Act, 2009, shall come into operation on the date of publication of this Order.

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES(RESERVED SERVICES) ORDER

[Sections 22 and 91]

Arrangement of Paragraph

   Paragraph

   1.   Title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Decleration of reserved services

      SCHEDULE

SI 111 of 2009.

 

1.   Title

This Order may be cited as the Information and Communication Technologies (Reserved Services) Order, 2009.

 

2.   Interpretation

In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires­

"mobile cellular services" means voice and data services to consumers over mobile cellular networks; and

"public switched telecommunications services" means voice and data services offered to consumers over public swicthed telecommunications networks.

 

3.   Decleration of reserved services

The services set out in the Schedule to this Order are hereby declared reserved services for the period therein.

SCHEDULE

[Paragraph 3]

Type of Service 

Period Reserved 

1. The provision of mobile cellular service 

Five years from the date of publication of this Order 

2. The provision of public switched telecommunications services 

Five years from the date of publication of this Order

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES(NATIONAL NUMBERING PLAN) REGULATIONS

[Section 55]

[Currency mentioned in this regulation should be re-denominated as stipulated under S 4 of Re-denomination Act, 2012, read with S 29 of Bank of Zambia Act, 1996.]

Arrangement of Regulations

   Regulation

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Application

PART II
NATIONAL NUMBERING PLAN

   4.   Administration of numbering resources

   5.   Application for assignment

   6.   Consideration of application for assignment of numbers

   7.   Assignment of numbers

   8.   Terms and conditions for use of assignment

   9.   Reservation of numbering resources

   10.   Notification by resources user

   11.   Withdrawal of numbers

   12.   Annual numbering return

   13.   Publication of annual on numbering report

   14.   Maintenance of telephone directory by resource user

   15.   Designation of short codes

   16.   Carrier identification codes

   17.   Prescribed Fees

      FIRST SCHEDULE

      SECOND SCHEDULE

Act 15 of 2010,

SI 29 of 2010.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

 

1.   Title

These Regulations may be cited as the Information and Communication Technologies (National Numbering Plan) Regulations, 2010.

 

2.   Interpretation

In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires–

“allocated” means the status of a block assigned to a resource user for a particular purpose;

“allocated for migration only” means the status of a block allocated for a temporary period during migration from one numbering scheme to another;

“allocation” means the broad definition of categories of telephone numbers and codes determined by the Authority in the National Numbering Plan, according to various classifications of services, resource users, and applications to which different numbering groups are applied;

“allocation certificate” means a formal document of the allocation of a block to a resource user for a particular purpose;

“annual numbering report” means a report produced by the Authority on an annual basis that summarises the current position regarding the national numbering plan;

“annual numbering return” means information supplied by a resource user annually to the Authority under Regulation 12;

“Authority “ means the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority continued under section 4 of the Act;

“code block” means a sequence of contiguous numbers used as a basis for allocating codes to resource users;

“country code” means the combination of one, two or three digits that identifies a specific country or countries in an integrated numbering plan or a specific geographic area;

“National Numbering Plan” means a document issued by the Authority that specifies a structure which designates specific numbers or number ranges and the use to which they may be put and sets out policies and rules for the allocation and use of numbers in Zambia;

“resource user” mean a license who is eligible to be assigned numbers or codes under these Regulations, or a third party re-seller of numbering related services, as determined by the Authority; and

“short code” means short, generally memorable three to five number that allow end-users access to a wide range of services.

 

3.   Application

These Regulations apply to the allocation and use in Zambia of numbers in the National Numbering Plan administered by the Authority.

PART II
NATIONAL NUMBERING PLAN

 

4.   Administration of numbering resource

The Authority shall be responsible for the primary assignment of numbers to resource users in accordance with the allocation categories identified in the National Numbering Plan.

 

5.   Application for assignment

   (1) A resource user shall apply for the assignment or reservation of numbering resources in Form I set out in the First Schedule.

   (2) An application for the assignment of numbers shall, except with the approval of the Authority, be made at least 60 days before the planned in service date.

   (3) The Authority shall determine an application for the assignment of numbering resources within a period of 30 days from the receipt of the application.

   (4) The Authority may request for additional information from an applicant as the Authority may consider necessary for purposes of these Regulations in Form II set out in the First Schedule.

   (5) In counting the 30 days referred to in sub-regulation (3), no account shall be taken of the period in which the Authority requests for more particulars or information under sub-regulations (4).

 

6.   Consideration of application for assignment of numbers

   (1) The Authority shall reject an application for an assignment of numbering resources where–

      (a)   the applicant has not used the previous assignment of numbers in an efficient manner or has mismanaged the assigned numbers; or

      (b)   the application does not meet the requirements of these Regulations.

   (2) The Authority shall, where it rejects an application, partially grants an application or attaches any conditions to an allocation of numbers, inform the applicant in Form III set out in the First Schedule.

 

7.   Assignment of numbers

   (1) The Authority may approve an application under these Regulations with or without any conditions.

   (2) The Authority shall assign the numbering resources in proportion to the needs of the applicant and in a transparent and equitable manner, with priority in the assignment of the available numbering resource being given on the basis of the order of receipt of the applications.

   (3) The Authority may, in consultation with an applicant, make an alternative assignment of numbers on the application that meets the applicant’s requirements.

   (4) The Authority may determine, on a case by case basis, the quantity of number assignments required for particular resource users, based upon demonstrated end-user demand.

   (5) The Authority shall assign the numbers in an opened block prior to the numbers in any un-opened block.

   (6) The Authority may, upon the request of a resource user, assign separate blocks of numbers to the resource user, where the Authority determines that the assignment would enhance market competition and not unduly diminish the non-discriminatory availability of numbering resources.

   (7) The Authority shall, upon the grant of an assignment, issue a resource user with an allocation certification in Form IV set out in the First Schedule.

 

8.   Terms and conditions for use of primary assignment

   (1) A resource user shall use the numbers assigned for the purpose specified in the application.

   (2) Subject to such modifications as the Authority may determine on number portability, any numbers assigned to a resource user shall remain under the control of the resource users.

   (3) The Authority may, at the time of assigning the numbering resources, or at any time thereafter, impose conditions on the use of the numbering resources where it considers that it is necessary or reasonable to do so in the interest of the National Numbering Plan.

   (4)Any conditions imposed under sub-regulations (3) shall be consistent with these Regulations and relate only to the use and management of the assigned numbering resources.

 

9.   Reservation of numbering resources

   (1) The Authority may reserve numbering resources where–

      (a)   a resource user does not wish to be identified by the public at the time of the application;

      (b)   the reason for the application is commercially-sensitive at the time of the application;

      (c)   the reason for the application should not be divulged prior to an application for the allocation;

      (d)   a matter in respect of which the numbering resources are required has not been finalised; or

      (e)   a resource users anticipates that an application will be made for numbering capacity.

   (2) The Authority shall, where it makes a reservation of any numbering resources under this regulation, determine an application for the assignment of the reserved numbering resources in accordance with Regulation 6.

   (3) A resource user may apply for the reservation of numbering resources in Form I set out in the First Schedule where–

      (a)   the resource user has applied for a licence under the Act; or

      (b)   a route for migrating numbers from another block or code needs to be identified.

   (4) The Authority shall, within a period of 30 days from the receipt of an application under sub-regulation 92), determine the application and inform the applicant of its decision.

   (5) Except for the purpose for which, and to the person by whom, the reservation of numbering resources is made under this regulation, where a reservation of numbering resources is made, the numbering resources shall not be available for assignment to any other person for the period of the reservation.

   (6) The reservation of numbering resources under this regulation does not guarantee that a corresponding assignment shall be made.

   (7) Unless longer reservation is needed for the effective management of the National Numbering Plan, the limit for reservations for fixed and mobile ranges of numbers shall be six months.

   (8) A reservation may be renewed with the approval of the Authority.

   (9) The Authority may terminate a reservation awarded to a person who has applied for a license under the Act where the person does not meet the criteria for the assignment of numbers within such period as the Authority may determine.

   (10) The Authority shall make public all applications for reservations in the same manner as for number allocation, except where an applicant request otherwise.

 

10.   Notification by resource user

A resource user shall notify the Authority, other resource users and all the institutions involved in the administration of the National Numbering Plan of the dates on which the resource users activates the assigned numbers and codes within the time-scales agreed with the other resource users.

 

11.   Withdrawal of numbers

   (1) The Authority shall withdraw the assigned numbers from a resource user where–

      (a)   the resource user misuses, hoards or deals with the numbers in an illegal manner;

      (b)   the resource user contravenes the Act or these Regulations; or

      (c)   the public interest so requires.

   (2) The Authority may, in consultation with other stakeholders and any end-user who is likely to be affected by the withdrawal, withdraw any number in use by a resource user.

 

12.   Annual numbering return

   (1) A resource user shall, within 30 days of the end of the calendar year, submit an annual numbering return to the Authority in Form V set out in the First Schedule.

   (2) An annual numbering return submitted under sub-regulation (1) shall accurately reflect the status of the numbering resources assigned to the resource user by the end of the prior calendar year.

   (3)The Authority shall consolidate the date collected from the annual numbering returns submitted under this regulation in a non-commercially sensitive form in the annual numbering report.

 

13.   Publication of annual numbering report

   (1) The Authority shall annually publish, in a daily newspaper of general circulation in Zambia and on its website, an annual numbering report containing information relating to–

      (a)   the numbering resources allocated by the Authority;

      (b)   the recipients of the numbering resources;

      (c)   the conditions for use of the numbering resources which do not relate to any confidential or commercially-sensitive data; and

      (d)   the status of each resource indicating whether it is free, reserved, assigned or unavailable and the period of unavailability.

   (2) The Authority shall update on its website the information referred to in sub-regulation (1) at least every six months.

 

14.   Maintenance of telephone directory by resource user

   (1) A resource user shall maintain a directory of all telephone numbers assigned to the resource user’s subscribers, with the exception of pre-paid service customers for which listings information is not practically available.

   (2) A resource user shall, upon request by any other resource user or directory publisher, provide a full list of numbers maintained by the resource user.

   (3) An end-user may request a resource user not to publish the end-user’s telephone number or to avail it for any directory publication or inquiry.

   (4) A resource user or directory publisher shall not publish a telephone number without the approval of the subscriber, except where the publication of such information is authorised under any other law.

PART III
SHORT CORDS AND OTHER NUMBERS

 

15.   Designation of short codes

   (1) The Authority may, in accordance with the National Numbering Plan, determine national uniform short codes to be used by all or any class of resource users in order to access emergency or inquiry services.

   (2) The National Numbering Plan shall include distinctions of Type A, Type B and Type C short codes to be associated with various types of resource user and service, in a manner consistent with the requirements of the National Numbering Plan.

 

16.   Carrier identification codes

   (1) A resource user may apply to the Authority in Form I set out in the First Schedule for a carrier identification code within the appropriate range that the resource user wishes to be assigned and in line with the designations in the National Numbering Plan.

   (2) The Authority may assign a resource user a different code to the one applied for where it determines that the assignment applied for or the preference of the applicant shall–

      (a)   violate the National Numbering Plan;

      (b)   not be consistent with these Regulations;

      (c)   unduly erode, or lead to under-utilisation of the numbering resources;

      (d)   cause interference; or

      (e)   bring significant and unfair competitive advantage to any person.

   (3) The Authority shall, where there is competition for a particular carrier identification code, organise a transparent and equitable lottery under which the code in question shall be awarded.

 

17.   Prescribed fee

The fees set out in the Second Schedule are payable in respect of the matters specified therein.

FIRST SCHEDULE

[Regulations 5(1), 5(4), 6(2) 7(7), 9(3), 12(1) and 16(1)]

(LOGO)

(To be completed in triplicate)

FORM 1

[Regulation 5(1), 9(3) and 16(1)]

THE ZAMBIA INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES ACT

The Information and Communication Technologies (National Numbering Plan) Regulations, 2010.

APPLICATION FOR NUMBER ASSIGNMENT/RESERVATION/CARRIER IDENTIFICATION CORD

 

() 1 () individual or 

Shaded fields for official use only 

Licence code 

 

( ) class licence (Tick as appropriate) 

Date/Time 

 

Information Required 

Information Provided 

 

1. Type of Service 

 

 

2.Application Type
(Tick as appropriate)
Reservation only* 

[ ] Allocation [ ] De-allocation [ ] Reservation 

 

 

[] Commercially Sensitive* 

[ ] Commercially non-sensitive* 

[ ] Carrier Identification code 

 

 

 

 

 

3.   (a) Name(s) of Applicant (s

 

   (b) Type of Applicant 

Individual 

Company 

Partnership 

4.   (a) Nationality 

 

   (b) identity Card 

 

(National Registration Card No. or Passport No.) – Attach certified copies 

 

5.   (a) Notification address 

 

Tel: 

 

Fax: 

 

E-mail 

 

   (b) Information of contact person authorised to represent the applicant 

 

Tel: 

 

Fax: 

 

E-mail 

 

6    (a) Company name 

 

   (b) Company address 

 

   (c) Company registration No. (Attach certified copies of certificate of registration) 

 

 

(d) Shareholders 

Shareholder 

Shares held 

Nationality 

NRC/ Passport No. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(e) Directors) 

Director 

Address 

Shares held 

Nationality 

NRC/ Passport No. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(f) Partners 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previously held numbers in Zambia, if any, by applicant issued under the information and Communication Technologies Act, 2009 

Number
(Type and Number Range)
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f

Currently held numbers in Zambia, if any, by applicant issued under the information and Communication Technologies Act, 2009 

Number (Type and Number Range) 

<IN:LF:0.19375,FI:-0.19375>From 

 

To 

 

Inclusive (Tick as applicable) 

(a)
(b)
(c)
(d

 

(a)
(b)
(c)
(d

 

[]
[]
[]
[] 

Currently held numbers in Zambia, if any, by subsidiary under the Information and Communication Technologies Act, 2009 

Number (Type and Number Range) 

From 

 

To 

 

Inclusive (Tick as applicable) 

(a)
(b)
(c)
(d

 

(a)
(b)
(c)
(d

 

[]
[]
[]
[] 

10 

Have you ever applied for a number assignment in Zambia?
If yes, please give details below 

 

Number Assignmentapplied for (Tick as applicable 

Geographic 

Non-geographic 

Special 

Premium 

Other  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 

Details of Numbers requested 

 

 

Number Assignment applied for (Tick as applicable 

Geographic 

Non-geographic 

Special 

Premium 

Other 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b) Brief description 

      (c) Date required 

      (d) Range of numbers requested 

 

12 

1st Choice 

To 

 

Inclusive 

 

2nd Choice 

To 

 

Inclusive 

 

3rd Choice 

To 

 

Inclusive 

 

Appendices* 

 

Appendix No. 1 Details of commercially sensitive information to enable Authority to make an assessment on the merits. 

Appendix No. 2 Detailed description of intended use 

<IN:LF:1.29583,FI:-1.29583>Appendix No. 3 Investment certificate issued by the Zambia Development Agency, where applicable. 

Appendix No. 4 Such other information which the Authority may require.

*The information required to be included in the various appendices

Note:

If an allocation or part of an allocation is not brought into service within six months from the date of allocation, it shall be withdrawn by the Authority.

Reservations will lapse after six months unless covered by an application for an allocation or a further period of reservation.

DECLARATION

1/We declare that all the particulars and information provided in this application are complete, correct and true and I/we agree that in the event that any of the said particulars and information provided is found to be untrue or fraudulent, the assignment/reservation will be revoked.

I/we agree that in the event of the revocation of the assignment/reservation, any fee paid to the Authority in respect of the same shall be forfeited. I/we declare that in the event that the nature of my/our business changes, or I/we no longer carry out operations in terms of the assignment/reservation.

I/we will notify the Authority in which case my/our assignment/reservation may be revoked or revised.

Declared at………………….this……………………day of………..20………….by the following persons who are duly authorised to sign for and on behalf of the applicant under the authority of the Power of Attorney or Board Resolution which is hereby attached.

…………………………………… ……………………………

Applicant’s name Date

......................................................

Applicant’s signature

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

Received by:…………………………………………………… RECEIPT No.

Officer

Date Received:……………………………..

Amount Received:………………………….

Serial No. of application:…………………..

STAMP

(LOGO)

FORM II

[Regulation 5(4)]

THE ZAMBIA INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES ACT

The Information and Communication Technologies(National Numbering Plan) Regulations, 2010

REQUEST FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS

(1) Here insert the full names and address of applicant

(2) Here insert type of application

(3) Here insert reference No. of application. 

To (1)……………………………………………….in relation to your application for (2)……………………………………..with reference number (3)………………………………….you are hereby requested to furnish the following information or documents in respect of your application for………………………………………………………...
(a)……………………………………………………………………..
(b)…………………………………………………………………….
(c)…………………………………………………………………….
(d)…………………………………………………………………….
within ………………..days. If you fail to furnish the requested information within the stipulated period, your application will be treated as invalid and shall be rejected.
Dated this…………….day of…………………….20…………………
(4)………………………………… Director-General

 

(LOGO)

FORM III

[Regulation 6(2)]

THE ZAMBIA INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES ACT

The Information and Communication Technologies(National Numbering Plan) Regulations, 2010

NOTICE OF REJECTION/PARTIAL GRANT OF APPLICATION

To (1)………………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………………

In relation to your application for (2)…………………………………….with reference number (3)……………………………………………………………………….you are hereby notified that your application has been rejected/partially granted on the following grounds/conditions*:

      (a)   ………………………………………………………………………………………

      (b)   ………………………………………………………………………………………

      (c)   ………………………………………………………………………………………

      (d)   ………………………………………………………………………………………

Dated this………………………….day of………………………………….20……….

…………………………………………

Director-General

*Delete as applicable.

(LOGO)

FORM IV

[Regulation 7(7)]

THE ZAMBIA INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES ACT

The Information and Communication Technologies(National Numbering Plan) Regulations, 2010

ALLOCATION CERTIFICATE

CERTIFICATE No…………..

Holder’s name:……………………………………………………………………………...

Address:…………………………………………………………………………………….

Numbers

Assigned (Tick

as applicable)

 

 

Geographic 

Non-

geographic 

Special

 

Premium

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type and Number range 

From (a)

(b)

(c)

(d

 

To

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d

 

Inclusive (tick as applicable)

 

[]

[]

[]

[]

The assignment/reservation/carrier identification code is valid from………….day of……………….to the ……………day of……………20………..

The conditions of grant of the licence are as shown in the Annexure attached hereto.

……………………………………….

Director-General

ENDORSEMENT OF REGISTRATION

This licence has this…………………………….day of……………………………………………been registered in the Register.

……………………………………

Director-General

FORM V

[Regulation 12(1)]

(LOGO)

THE ZAMBIA INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AUTHORITY

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES ACT

The Information and Communication Technologies(National Numbering Plan) Regulations, 2010

ANNUAL RETURN

 

 

( ) Individual or ( ) class

Licence (Tick as appropriate) 

Shaded fields for Official use only 

Licence code 

Date/Time 

Information Required 

Information Provided 

1. Type of service 

 

 

2. (a) Name(s) of Licence holders (s

 

 

 

 

(b) Type of licence holder 

Individual 

 

Company 

 

Partnership 

 

 

 

Review period:

 

Item 

Number 

 

 

No. of Subs programmed in HLR 

 

No. of Active Subs 

 

No. of Subs in Frozen State 

 

No. of Subs in Frozen State Recycled 

 

No. of SIM packs in stock with numbers pre-allocated 

 

No. of SIM packs in stock without numbers pre-allocated 

 

No. of SIM packs on order 

 

Uptake for the year (No. of SIM packs sold) 

 

 

 

Number Block Utilisation 

One million number block (09A Bxxxxxx) 

per cent Utilisation 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short code leading digit 

Digit length 

Number 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. 

 

 

 

9. 

 

 

SECOND SCHEDULE

[Regulation 17]

PRESCRIBED FEES

 

Item 

Fee Mode 

Fee Units 

Registration Fees 

 

 

 

All other categories 

40, 000 

 

Carrier pre-selection 

200, 000 

Annual Fees 

 

 

 

Subscriber Number (C)* 

 

Annual Fee (FA) 

Annual fee formula 

 

Annual Return 

 

223 

Other Codes 

 

 

 

Mobile Network Code (MNC) 

20, 000 

 

National Destination Code (NDC) 

20, 000 

 

International Signalling Point Codes (ISPCs) 

20, 000 

 

National Signalling Point Codes (SPCs) 

20, 000 

 

Network Colour Codes 

20, 000 

 

SIM Headers 

10, 000 

 

Service Numbers (Freephones, Premium) 

10, 000 

 

Carrier Selection Codes 

100, 000 

Short Codes 

 

 

3 digits 

100, 000 

 

4 digits 

60, 000

NOTES:

1.   Registration fees are on-off fees to be paid to the Authority at the lodging in of the application for individual number assignment or reservation.

2.   The assignee shall pay annual fees as shown in the table.

* The subscriber number (C) fee set out in the table shall be the applicable fee for the purpose of determination of the annual numbering fee formula, where C=1 fee unit.

ANNUAL NUMBERING FEE FORMULA

3.For resource user’s individually assigned number blocks, the payable annual fees shall be calculated as per equation below.

FA = B x C, where–

a.FA is the annual numbering fee to be paid by resource user.

b.B is the total number block assigned, allocated to the resource user.

c.C is the fee for each subscriber number in the assigned number block allocated to the resource user.

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ALLOCATION OF 2G FREQUENCIES) REGULATIONS

[Section 91]

Arrangement of Regulation

Regulation

   1.   Title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Frequency allocation

   4.   No exclusive right to frequency

SI 30 of 2010.

 

1.   Title

These Regulations may be cited as the Information and Communication Technologies (Allocation of 2G Frequencies) Regulations, 2010.

 

2.   Interpretation

In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires–

“mobile cellular services” means voice and data services to consumers over mobile cellular networks; and

“mobile cellular service provider” means the holder of a licence to provide a mobile cellular service, including any successor in title thereto.

 

3.   Frequency allocation

   (1) The frequency allocation in respect of mobile cellular services shall be as set out in the Schedule.

   (2) The Authority may allocate to a mobile cellular service provider such part of the allocated frequency as it may determine.

 

4.   No exclusive right to frequency

   (1) The Authority reserves the right to modify, suspend or withdraw frequency or frequencies in accordance with the Act.

   (2) For the avoidance of doubt, the allocation of frequency to a mobile cellular service provider shall not–

      (a)   confer on such service provider the monopoly of the use of the frequency; or

      (b)   be construed as conferring on the service provider an exclusive right in respect of such frequency.

   

SCHEDULE

[Regulation 3]

 

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ALLOCATION OF 3G FREQUENCIES) REGULATIONS

[Section 91]

Arrangement of Regulation

   Regulation

   1.   Title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Frequency allocation

   4.   No exclusive right to frequency

SI 31 of 2010.

 

1.   Title

These Regulations may be cited as the Information and Communication Technologies (Allocation of 3G Frequencies) Regulations, 2010.

 

2.   Interpretation

In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires–

“mobile cellular services” means voice and data services to consumers over mobile cellular networks; and

“mobile cellular service provider” means the holder of a licence to provide a mobile cellular service, including any successor in title thereto.

 

3.   Frequency allocation

   (1) The frequency allocation in respect of mobile cellular services shall be as set out in the Schedule.

   (2) The Authority may allocate to a mobile cellular service provider such part of the allocated frequency as it may determine.

 

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