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APPENDIX 3

The four transposition tables set out below identify how the requirements of each of the four Communications Directives have been dealt with in the Communications Bill.

DIRECTIVE 2002/21/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL ON A COMMON REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS AND SERVICES

THE FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE

Article NumberClause Number (s)
CHAPTER ISCOPE, AIM AND DEFINITIONS
Article 1Scope and aim
(1) to (3)No implementation required. Identifies aim and scope of the Directive
(4)Directive 1999/5/EC implemented separately by S.I. 2000/730.
Article 2Definitions
(a)cl. 29(1)
(b)cl.80
(c)cl. 29(2)
(d )cl. 148(1)
(e)cl. 29(3)
(f)cl. 72(3)
(g)Cl. 148(1) and (5)
(h)     Not used in Bill
(i)This meaning not used in Bill
(j)Cl. 62
(k)Not used in Bill
(l)Cl.148(1) -
(m)Cl. 29(4)(a)
(n)Cl.148(1)
(o)Not used in Bill
(p)Cl. 71(3) and (4)
CHAPTER IINATIONAL REGULATORY AUTHORITIES
Article 3National regulatory authorities
(1)OFCOM Act 2002
(2)OFCOM Act 2002, section 1 and paragraphs 1 and 17 of the Schedule
(3)As above
(4)All task set out in various enactments, which are all published
(5)Cl. 386 and Part 9 of the Enterprise Bill
(6)To be done administratively
Article 4Right of appeal
(1)cl. 189 to 193 and Schedule 8
(2) Does not apply: appeal body in Bill is judicial
Article 5Provision of information
(1)cl. 132 to 134
(2)Cl.23
(3)Nothing additional required, covered by common law breach of confidence
(4)cl.24
(5)cl.24(6)
Article 6Consultation and transparency mechanism
There are a number of provisions in the Bill which require consultation including, Clauses 45, 46, 77, 103, 104, 112 and 396
Article 7Consolidating the internal market for electronic communications
(1)Cl 4
(2)Cl.4(4)
(3)Cl.47(3), cl.77 and cl.79(3)
(4)Cl.79
(5)cl.45(5) and cl.47(8)
(6)Have not taken up this derogation
CHAPTER IIITASKS OF NATIONAL REGULATORY AUTHORITIES
Article 8Policy objectives and regulatory principles
(1) Clause 4
(2)Clause 4(3)
(3)Clause 4(4)
(4)Clause 4(5)
Article 9Management of radio frequencies for electronic communications services
(1)Cl.151
(3)Cl. 165
(4)Cl. 165
Article 10Numbering, naming and addressing
(1) Will be implemented in the conditions set under clause 54
(2)Cl. 60(2)
(3)Cl. 53
Article 11Rights of way
(1)Cls. 103 to 116 plus, Schedule 3 and Schedule 2 to TA 1984.
(2)Will be dealt with administratively
(3) Cl.191
Article 12Co-location and facility sharing
(1)cl. 105(4)(c), cl.106(2)(d)
(2)Cl. 70(3)
Article 13Accounting separation and financial reports
(1)cl. 42(6), cl. 43(4) and cl.74
(2)Cl. 74(3)(b) and (c)
CHAPTER IVGENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 14Undertakings with significant market power
Cl. 75
Article 15Market definition procedure
(1)Action for European Commission
(2)Action for European Commission
(3)cl. 76
(4)cl. 80
Article 16 Market analysis procedure
(1)cl. 77 and cl. 81(2) and (3)
(2)cl. 42(7), (8)
(3)cl. 81(4)
(4)cl. 43(7) and cl. 84
84 to 89
(5)Cl. 80
(6)As above
Article 17Standardisation
(1)Action for European Commission
(2)cl.4(9) and (10)
Cl.48(1)(g)
(3)No immediate action for Member States
(4)Action for European Commission
(5)Action for European Commission
(6)Action for European Commission
(7)Directive 1999/5/EC implemented separately by S.I. 2000/730.
Article 18Interoperability of digital interactive television services
To be implemented separately and not as part of Communications Bill
Article 19Harmonisation procedures
No immediate action for Member States. If action eventually required will be done by issuing of direction under Cl 5
Article 20Dispute resolution between undertakings
(1) Cl. 182, 185, 188
(2)Cl. 183
(3)Cl. 4
(4)Cl. 185
(5)Cl. 184
Article 21Resolution of cross-border disputes
Cl. 186
Article 22Committee
No requirement on Member States
Article 23Exchange of information
No requirement on Member States - action for Commission
Article 24Publication of information
This is to be dealt with administratively
Article 25Review procedures
cl.21
CHAPTER VFINAL PROVISIONS
Article 26Repeal
No requirement on Member States
Article 27Transitional measures
Schedule 18 paragraphs 5 and 6
Article 28Transposition
Article 29Entry into force
No requirement on Member States
Article 30Addressees
No requirement on Member States
Annex INo requirement on Member States
Annex IIcl.75(5)

DIRECTIVE 2002/20/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL ON THE AUTHORISATION OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS AND SERVICES

THE AUTHORISATION DIRECTIVE                                                       

Article NumberClause Number (s)
Article 1Objective and scope
No implementation required. Identifies aim of Directive
Article 2Definitions
(2)(a)Cl. 43(2)
(2)(b)Cl. 180
Article 3General authorisation of electronic communications networks and services
(1)Chapter 1 of Part 2
And Cl.129 and 130
(2)cl. 30
(3)cl.30(5), (6) (7) and (8) and
cl.41
Article 4 Minimum list of rights derived from the general authorisation
(1)Cl. 103, cl.104
(2)cl.48(1)(b),
Cl.63
Article 5Rights of use for radio frequencies and numbers
(1)Cl. 163
(2) Will be implemented in the conditions set under clause 55
(3) Cl. 55(4); cl. 150; Sch. 17 para. 8(5)
(4)Ditto
Article 6 Conditions attached to the general authorisation and to the rights of use for radio frequencies and for numbers and specific obligations
(1)Cls. 30 to 31 (notification)
Cls. 35 to 36 (administrative charge)
Cls 42(3), 43(2), 48, 49, 54, 55 and 61 (general conditions)
Cls. 103 to 116 (Electronic communications code)
Cls. 132 to 134 (Information provisions)
Sch. 17 para 8(9) (spectrum)
(2)cls.42 (4), (5), (7) and (8), 43(3), (5), (6) and (7)
and
cl 62 (universal service conditions)
cl 70 (access-related conditions)
cls. 84 to 89 (SMP services conditions)
(3)See entry for Part A of Annex
(4)Cl. 162(new subsection 2C only)
Article 7Procedure for limiting the number of rights of use to be granted for radio frequencies
(1)Cl. 161
(2) Cl.161
(3)Cl. 4 ; Cl. 161
(4)Sch. 17 para 8(5)
Article 8Harmonised assignment of radio frequencies
Shall be secured if necessary by a direction given under cl. 5
Article 9Declarations to facilitate the exercise of rights to install facilities and rights of interconnection
Clause 143
Article 10Compliance with the conditions of the general authorisation pr of rights of use and with specific obligations
(1)cl. 132 to 134
(2)Cls 32 to 34 (enforcement of advance notification provisions)
Cls.37 to 40 (enforcement of administrative charge provisions)
Cl. 58(3) (withdrawal of telephone number allocations)
Cls. 91 to 97 (enforcement of conditions)
Cls. 107 to 111 (enforcement of restrictions and conditions for which application of electronic communications code subject),
Cls.135 to 137(enforcement of information provisions)
Cls. 166, 169, 170 (spectrum enforcement)
(3)Cls 33, 34, 38, 92, 93, 108, 109, 136, 142 and 171
(4)cl.136
(5)cls. 39 and 40(administrative charge)
Cl. 58(3) (withdrawal of telephone number allocations)
cl.97 (conditions of entitlement) cl.137 and cl 139 to 140 (information provision) cl. 110 (electronic communications code)
Cls. 166, 170 (spectrum enforcement)
(6)cl. 95
Cl. 166, 171 (spectrum enforcement)
(7)clause 189
Article 11Information required under the general authorisation, for rights of use and for the specific obligations
(1)cl. 132, cl. 168
(2)cl. 132(4), cl. 168
Article 12Administrative charges
(1)Cls.35 to 36
(2)cl. 35 (9) and (10)
Article 13Fees for rights of use and rights to install facilities
(1)cl.35(6)(g)
cl. 55(1)(b), (5) and (6)
Article 14Amendment of rights and obligations
(1)Cls. 44 to 44 Cl. 57
Cls 103, 104 and 112
Cl. 166
(2)clause 110
Article 15Publication of information
Cl. 23
Article 16Review procedures
Cl. 21
Article 17 Existing authorisations
Abolishing current regulatory regime and replacing with a new regulatory regime. As such not necessary to bring old regime into line with Directives
Article 18Transposition
Article 19Entry into force
No requirement on Member States
Article 20Addressees
No requirement on Member States
Annex
Part AConditions which may be attached to a general authorisation
Cls.42(3) and 48
(1)Cl. 48(1)(d)
(2)Cols 35 to 36
(3)Cl. 48 (1)(b)
(4)Cl. 54
(5)Cls. 103 to 106, schedule 3 and Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications Act 1984
(6)Cl. 61
(7)Forms part of UK's implementation of Telecommunications Data Protection Directive (Directive 97/66/EC
(8)Cl. 48(1)(a)
and cl.49
(9)Not taking up this option to set conditions for this purpose
(10) Cl. 30(5)
Cl. 132
(11)Forms part of UK's implementation of Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC) and the Telecommunications Data Protection Directive
(12)Cl. 48(1)(e)
(13)Cl. 48 (1)(f)
(14)Cl. 48(1)(b) and (4)
(15)Cl. 48(1)(c) and (5)
(16)Forms part of UK's implementation of Telecommunications Data Protection Directive
(17)Exemption Regulations under proviso to section 1(1) of WTA 1949
(18)Cl. 48(1)(g)
Part BConditions which may be attached to rights of use for radio frequencies
(1)Cl. 155
(2)Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 section 1
(3)Cl. 180
(4)Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 section 1
(5)Cl. 165
(6)Wireless Telegraphy Act 1998 sections 1 and 3
(7)Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 section 1
(8)Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 section 1
Part CConditions which may be attached to rights of use for numbers
(1)Cl.55(1) and (2)
(2)Cl.55(1) and (2); cl. 58
(3)Cl.55(1) and (2)
(4)Cl. 55(3)
(5)Option in Directive for maximum duration not taken up in Bill
(6)Cl.55(1) and (2)
(7)Cl.55(1) and (2)
(8)Cl.55(1) and (2)
(9)Cl.55(1) and (2)

DIRECTIVE 2002/19/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL ON ACCESS TO, AND INTERCONNECTION OF, ELECTRONIC COMMUNUCATIONS NETWORKS AND ASSOCIATED FACILITIES

THE ACCESS DIRECTIVE

Article NumberClause Number (s)
CHAPTER I
SCOPE, AIM AND DEFINITIONS
Article 1Scope and aim
No implementation required. Identifies aim of Directive
Article 2 Definitions
(a)cl.148(3) and (4)
(b)cl.148(2)
(c) to (e)Not used in Bill
CHAPTER II GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 3General framework for access and interconnection
Nothing is required to ensure persons not restricted from negotiating access and interconnection
Article 4Rights and obligations for undertakings
(1)Cl. 42 (3) and cl. 48(1)(b))
(2)Not being dealt with in Bill
(3)Cl. 42(3) and cl. 48(1)(b)
Article 5Powers and responsibilities of the national regulatory authorities with regard to access and interconnection
(1)cl.4(7)
cl.42(5), cl. 70(2)
(a)cl. 70(2) and 71(1)
(b)Cls 43(6)(a), 70(2) and cl. 71(2)
(2)Cls 42(5), 70(4) , and 72(1)
(3)cl. 44 and 45
(4)Cl.102
CHAPTER III OBLIGATIONS ON OPERATORS AND MARKET REVIEW PROCEDURES
Article 6Conditional access system and other facilities
(1)cl. 42(5), 70(5), cl.72(2)
(2)No action for Member States
(3)cl.73
Clause 45(3)
(4)No action for Member States
Article 7Review of former obligations for access and interconnection
(1)Schedule 18, paragraphs 5 and 6
(2)No requirement for Member States - action for European Commission
(3)Cl.81(2) and (3)
Article 8Imposition, amendment or withdrawal of obligations
(1)Cls.42(7) and (8), 84 to 86
(2)Cl.42(7),cl.43(7) and cl.84(2)
(3)cl. 42
cl. 86
(4)cl. 44 and 45
(5)Cl 47(2)
Article 9 Obligation of transparency
Cl. 42(7) and (8)
(1)cl.84(6)(b)
(2)cl. 84(6)(c), (d) and (e)
(3)As above
(4)cl. 84(6)(b),(c),(d) and (e)
(5)Action for Communications Committee
Article 10Obligation of non-discrimination
Cl 42(7) and (8)
(1)cl. 84(6)(a)
(2)cl. 84(6)(a)
Article 11Obligation of accounting separation
Cl. 42(7) and (8)
(1)cl. 84(7) and (8)
(2)Cl 132
Article 12Obligations of access to, and use of, specific network facilities
Cl. 42(7) and (8)
(1)cl. 84(3) and (5)
(2)cl. 84(4)
Article 13Price control and cost accounting obligations
Cl. 42(7) and (8)
(1)cl.84(9) and (10) and cl. 85
(2)Cl.85(1)(b) and (3)(a)
(3)Cl.84 (9)(d), (10) and 85(3)(b)
(4)Cl.84(11)
CHAPTER 4PROCEDURAL PROVISIONS
Article 14Committee
No requirement on Member States
Article 15 Publication of, and access to, information
(1)Cl 23
(2)cl.21
Article 16Notification
(1)This will be dealt with administratively
(2)Cl.78(2) and cl.47(2)
Article 17Review procedures
Cl.21
Article 18 Transposition
Article 19Entry into force
No requirement on Member States
Article 20Addressees
No requirement on Member States
Annex I
Part ICls 70(5) and 72(2)
Part II
Annex IIcl. 84(6)(b),(c),(d) and (e)

DIRECTIVE 2002/22/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL ON UNIVERSAL SERVICE AND USERS' RIGHTS RELATING TO ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS AND SERVICES

THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE DIRECTIVE                                                  

Article NumberClause Number (s)
CHAPTER I
SCOPE, AIMS AND DEFINITIONS
Article 1Scope and aims
No implementation required. Identifies aim of Directive
Article 2Definitions

(c)

Cl. 48(2)
The Bill does not refer specifically to any of the other terms defined in this Article.
CHAPTER 2
UNIVERSAL SERVICE OBLIGATIONS INCLUDING SOCIAL OBLIGATIONS
Article 3Availability of universal service
(1)Cl.42(4), Cl.62, Cl.64
(2)Cl.44
Article 4 Provision of access at a fixed location
Cl.42 (4), Cl.62, Cl. 64.
Article 5Directory enquiry services and directories
Cl.42(4), Cl.62 andCl.64.
(3)Cl.66
Article 6Public pay telephones
Cl.42(4), Cl.62 and Cl.64
Article 7Special measures for disabled users
Cl.42(4), Cl.62 and Cl.64
Article 8 Designation of undertakings
Cls.43(5) and 63
Article 9Affordability of tariffs
Cl. 42(4), 62 and 64
(1)Cl.65(1)
(2)Cl.65(2)
(3)Cl.65(2)
(4)Cl.65(2)
(5)Cl.44
Article 10Control of expenditure
Cls. 42(4), 62 and 64
(1)Cl.65(3) and (4)
Article 11Quality of service of designated undertakings
Cls. 42(4), 62, 64 and 132 to 134
(1)Cl.64(3) to (5)
(4)Cl.64(8) and (9)
(6)Cl.64(6) and (7)
Article 12Costing of universal service obligations
(1)Cl.67
(2)Cl. 67(4), (5), (6) and (7)
Article 13 Financing of universal service obligations
(1)Cl.68
(2)Cl.68(5)
(3)Cl.68(6)
(4)Cls 48(1)(d) and 68
Article 14 Transparency
(1)cl. 396
(2)Cl.69
Article 15Review of the scope of universal service
No requirement on Member States - action for European Commission
CHAPTER 3REGULATORY CONTROLS ON UNDERTAKINGS WITH SIGNIFICANT MARKET POWER IN SPECIFIC MARKETS
Article 16Review of obligations
(1)Schedule 18 paragraphs 5 and 6
(2)No requirement on Member States - action for European Commission
(3)Cl 81 (2) and (3)
Article 17Regulatory controls on retail services
Cls 42(7) and (8) and 43(7)
(1)Cl.88
(2)Cl.44
(3)Cl.88(7)
(4)Cl.88(6)
(5)Cl 42(7) and (8)
Article 18 Regulatory controls on the minimum set of leased lines
Cls 42(7) and (8) and 43(7)
(1)Cl.89
(2)Cl.81(4)
(3)Cl. 89(1)(b)
Article 19 Carrier selection and carrier pre-selection
Cls 42(7) and (8) and 43(7)
(1)Cl.87
(2)Cl 87(3), (4) and (5)
(3)Cl.87(4)
CHAPTER 4END-USER INTERESTS AND RIGHTS
Article 20Contracts
Cl. 48(1)(a)
Article 21Transparency and publication of information
(1)Cl.48(1)(a)
(2)Cl. 23
Article 22Quality of service
Cl.48(1)(a) and cls 132 to 134
Article 23 Integrity of the network
Cl.48(1)(c) and (e)
Article 24Interoperability of consumer digital television equipment
Not dealt with in the Bill
Article 25 Operator assistance and directory enquiry services
Cl.48(1)(a); cl. 55(3)
Article 26Single European emergency call number
Cl.48(1)(a)
Article 27Non-geographic numbers
Cl.48(1)(a)
Article 28Non-geographic numbers
Cl.48(1)(a)
Article 29Provision of additional facilities
Cl.48(1)(a)
Article 30Number portability
Cl.48(1)(a)
Clause 55(1)(e)
Article 31"Must carry" obligations
cl. 61
CHAPTER 5GENERAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS
Article 32Additional mandatory services
Option. No current plans to take.
Article 33Consultation with interested parties
Cl.45 and cl.396
Cl.15
Article 34Out-of -court dispute resolution
Cls 49 to 52
Article 35Technical adjustment
No requirement on Member States
Article 36Notification, monitoring and review procedures
(1)Cl.63(8)
(2)Cl.47(2) and cl.78(2)
(3)Cl.21
Article 37 Committee
No requirement on Member States
Article 38Transposition
Article 39Entry into force
No requirement on Member States
Article 40Addressees
No requirement on Member States
Annex I
Part ACl. 62
Part BCl.48(1)(a)
Annex IIClause 48(1)(a)
Annex IIICl.64(3)(c) Cl.48(1)(a)
Annex IVCl.67
Annex VNo requirement on Member States
Annex VINot dealt with in Bill
Annex VIICl.89
 
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