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Document 52001XC1020(01)

Notice under Section 12(6A) of the Telecommunications Act 1984 — Modifications to the conditions of the licences of Vodafone Ltd and of BT Cellnet

OJ C 295, 20.10.2001, p. 4–4 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

52001XC1020(01)

Notice under Section 12(6A) of the Telecommunications Act 1984 — Modifications to the conditions of the licences of Vodafone Ltd and of BT Cellnet

Official Journal C 295 , 20/10/2001 P. 0004 - 0004


Notice under Section 12(6A) of the Telecommunications Act 1984

Modifications to the conditions of the licences of Vodafone Ltd and of BT Cellnet

(2001/C 295/03)

1. The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry granted licences (the "licences") to Telecom Securicor Cellular Radio Ltd on 22 March 1994 and to Vodafone Ltd on 9 December 1993 under Section 7 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 (the "Act") for the running of the telecommunications systems specified in Annex A to the licences.

2. On 6 September 2001, the Director-General for Telecommunications (the "Director"), in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 12 of the Act, as amended by the Electronic Communications Act 2000, made the following modification to the conditions in part K of schedule 1 to the licences:

A new Condition 70A was inserted after Condition 70.

3. In accordance with Section 12(6A) of the Act, the Director hereby gives notice that his reason for making the modification is to provide a mechanism so that, in the event of a reference being made by 31 January 2002 by the Director to the Competition Commission (the "Commission") of any modifications to the licences that the Director might propose in the future as a result of his ongoing review of competition in the market for calls to mobile phones, the existing controls on termination charges in Condition 70 of the licences will be maintained for a further 12-month period beginning on 1 April 2002 and ending on 31 March 2003. In the Director's view, this extended period will allow the existing controls to be maintained until the Commission has had time to report on its findings and any of the Commission's recommendations to remedy any effects adverse to the public interest to be implemented by the Director.

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