(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order is made under section 29 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (c 36) (“the Act”). Section 29 of the Act implements Article 7(1)(c) of the Directive 2002/20/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 March 2002 on the authorisation of electronic communications networks and services (Authorisation Directive) (OJ No L 108, 24.4.02, p21). Under section 29(1) of the Act OFCOM may, if they consider it appropriate for the purpose of securing the efficient use of the electromagnetic spectrum to impose limitations on the use of particular frequencies, make an order imposing those limitations.
Article 2(1) of this Order specifies the frequency bands for the use of which OFCOM will grant only a limited number of wireless telegraphy licences in the United Kingdom.
A full regulatory impact assessment of the effect that this Order will have on the costs to business is available from the OFCOM library at Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HA (Tel: 020 7981 3000) or on the OFCOM internet website at www.ofcom.org.uk. Copies of the report have also been placed in the libraries of both Houses of Parliament.
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