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This instrument determines where owners of Wireless Network Units are exempt from carrier licensing requirements.
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Registered 20 Sep 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR14-Oct-2019
Tabled Senate14-Oct-2019
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Telecommunications (Carrier Licence and Nominated Carrier Declaration ExemptionWireless Network Unit) Determination 2019

I, PAUL FLETCHER, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, make the following determination.

Dated   18 September 2019                             

Paul Fletcher

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts

 

 

 


Contents

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Definitions................................................................................................................................ 1

5  Schedules................................................................................................................................. 1

6  Exemptions............................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Repeals                                                                                                     3

Determination under subsection 51(1) (No. 1 of 2002)                                                                 3

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Telecommunications (Carrier Licence and Nominated Carrier Declaration Exemption—Wireless Network Unit) Determination 2019.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on the day it is registered.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 51(1) of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

4  Definitions

Note:          A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in section 7 of the Act, including the following:

(a)    base station that is part of a terrestrial radiocommunications customer access network;

(b)    carriage service;

(c)    carrier licence;

(d)    distinct places;

(e)    line link;

(f)    network unit;

(g)    nominated carrier declaration.

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Telecommunications Act 1997.

fixed-line network means a network made up of one or more line links.

Wireless Network Unit means a network unit which is a base station that is part of a terrestrial radiocommunications customer access network.

5  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

6  Exemption

                   Section 42 of the Act does not apply in relation to a Wireless Network Unit where:

                     (a)  the Wireless Network Unit is used to supply a carriage service to users where the users are not in a distinct place from the Wireless Network Unit; and

                     (b)  a carrier licence or a nominated carrier declaration is not, or would not be, required under section 42 of the Act in respect of the use of a fixed-line network to supply a carriage service under the same circumstances as referred to in paragraph (a).


 

Schedule 1—Repeals

Determination under subsection 51(1) (No. 1 of 2002)

1  The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument.