TELECOMMUNICATIONS: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION
INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION
(under section 26)
(4th July, 1997)
ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
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
Radio Stations, Radio Communication Equipment, Licences, etc.
17. Obligation not to hamper communication
19. Installation, maintenance and repair authorization
20. Distress signals
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
Confidentiality, etc, of Messages
30. Divulging, etc., contents of telecommunication messages
S.I. 52, 1997.
Preliminary (regs 1-2)
These Regulations may be cited as the Telecommunications Regulations.
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.
Telecommunication Networks and Services (regs 3-16)
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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