TELECOMMUNICATIONS: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

Radio Licence (Exemption) Regulations

Telecommunications Regulations

TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATIONS

(under section 26)

(4th July, 1997)

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

   REGULATION

PART I
Preliminary

   1.   Citation

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
Telecommunication Networks and Services

   3.   General obligation

   4.   Obligation to apply numbering system

   5.   Allocation of numbering and address capacity

   6.   Right to enter upon land and construct lines, etc.

   7.   Gates in fences

   8.   Trees obstructing telecommunication lines

   9.   Electrical works, etc, to conform to requirements

   10.   Height and depth of lines

   11.   Alteration of works at request of local authority or other person

   12.   Damage to property or injury to persons

   13.   Technical feasibility and compatibility

   14.   Essential requirements applicable to terminal equipment

   15.   Limitation, interruption, termination, etc, of service

   16.   Interconnection disputes

PART III
Radio Stations, Radio Communication Equipment, Licences, etc.

   17.   Obligation not to hamper communication

   18.   Tests

   19.   Installation, maintenance and repair authorization

   20.   Distress signals

PART IV
Equipment Type Approval

   21.   Type approval

   22.   Field tests

   23.   Repair service precondition for type approval

   24.   Configuration of equipment for type approval

   25.   Operating instructions

   26.   Validity time of type approval

   27.   Revocation of type approval

   28.   Marking

PART V
Confidentiality, etc, of Messages

   29.   Application

   30.   Divulging, etc., contents of telecommunication messages

   31.   Forms

   32.   Penalties

S.I. 52, 1997.

PART I
Preliminary (regs 1-2)

1.   Citation

   These Regulations may be cited as the Telecommunications Regulations.

2.   Interpretation

   In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires-

   "Act" means the Telecommunications Act;

   "address capacity" means a part of the address plan's total address resource;

   "Authority" means the Telecommunications Authority;

   "connection to a telecommunication system" means either direct connection by wired, radio optical or other electromagnetic means, to the termination point of a telecommunication system, or the interworking point of such a system;

   "license" means a service provider as defined under section 2 of the Act, and shall include a telecommunication system operator;

   "number capacity" means a part of the numbering plan's total number resource.

PART II
Telecommunication Networks and Services (regs 3-16)

3.   General obligation

   Every licensee shall-

   (a)   operate his telecommunication system or provide his telecommunication service in accordance with international telecommunication treaties and conventions which are binding on Botswana;

   (b)   take the necessary measures to ensure that telecommunication is maintained in the case of war or other crisis or emergency; and

   (c)   take the necessary measures to ensure that emergency calls or information is conveyed during an emergency or at any other time.

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