In accordance with the provisions of the Communications Act (2006) (the Act) and the Communications (Authorisation and Licensing) Regulations 2006 (the Authorisation Regulations), a General Authorisation is required for the provision of electronic communications networks and/or services in Gibraltar.
Under the terms of the Authorisation Regulations, operators are free to commence operations once a completed notification has been received, but operations are subject to the conditions set out in the Notice on General Conditions.
The respective categories of General Authorisation include the establishment and operation of:
- Publicly available Electronic Communications Networks;
- Publicly available Electronic Communications Services.
Under the Authorisation Regulations, any person may provide an electronic communications network and/or service, provided they have notified the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority in advance.
Following receipt of a correctly completed Notification Form, the GRA will enter the details in a register.