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ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

According to the EU's law on electronic communications networks and services (Directive 2002/21/EC), electronic communication networks cover most transmission networks - whether the signals are conveyed by wire, radio, optical or other electromagnetic means.

These include:

  • satellite networks,
  • fixed and mobile terrestrial networks,
  • electricity cable systems to the extent that they are used for transmitting signals, and
  • cable television networks, irrespective of the type of information conveyed.

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