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NOTICES

One of the Authority's functions is to determine which undertaking(s) should be designated as universal service provider in the electronic communications market.

Designated universal service provider(s) can be assigned obligations of provision of access at a fixed location and provision of telephone services, directory enquiry services and directories, public pay telephones and other public voice telephony access points, measures for disabled end-users and affordability of tariffs for universal services.

As per 7(3) of the Communications (Universal Service and Users' Rights) Regulation 2006 (the ‘Regulation’), the Authority shall issue a Notice under section 12 of the Communications Act 2006 (the ‘Act’) to implement a procedure for the purpose of designating a universal service provider(s). The procedure shall be efficient, objective and transparent and shall not involve or tend to give rise to any undue discrimination against any person or description of persons.

In conducting such periodic reviews, the Authority considers the public consultation procedure set out in section 13 of the Act and regulation 28(1) of the Regulation.

This Notice shall come into operation on the 26th July 2021.

This Notice is issued by the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (the “Authority”), under the powers granted to it by section 12 of the Communications Act 2006.

A “General Authorisation” is defined as the legal framework established under and pursuant to the Communications Act 2006 ensuring rights for the provision of electronic communications networks or electronic communications services or both and laying down the conditions and, where applicable, the specific obligations for such provision.

Regulation 17 of the Communications (Authorisation and Licensing) Regulations also provides that a General Condition is a condition listed in Part A of the Schedule to the Regulations and that every communications provider holding a General Authorisation shall comply with the conditions applicable to them. On 7th July 2017, the GRA published consultation C04/17 on a review of the General Conditions. The closing date for submitting comments was 7th August 2017.

Taking the utmost account of the comments received, the GRA published its Response to Public Consultation and Decision C07/17 on 6thSeptember 2017. This document contains the General Conditions which will apply to all operators holding a General Authorisation.

The GRA therefore publishes Notice C08/17 that shall come into operation on the 15th September 2017, on which date Notice No. 08/2011 shall cease to have effect.

The GRA has re-published Notice C08/17 on the 29th January 2018 in order to correct a number of typographical errors, however the contents of the Notice remain unchanged.

In exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 62(1)(d) of the Communications Act 2006 and of all other enabling powers, and after having obtained the consent of the Minister with responsibility for Communications, the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority hereby issues this Notice pursuant to section 12 of the Communications Act 2006. This notice replaces Notice No. 11/08.

The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority ("the Authority") has developed a Code of Practice for Internet Service Providers ("ISPs") on Child Pornography Websites ("the Code") in accordance with the Combating Child Pornography Regulations 2013 ("the Regulations").

The Code shall apply to ISPs within the jurisdiction of Gibraltar. In practical terms, the Code shall apply to broadcasters of television and radio services in Gibraltar.

Notice on the Right to Install Facilities under Section 49 of the Communications Act 05/2013

These Notices are issued by the Minister for Communications granting Gibtelecom Ltd, Sapphire Networks, Shine, U-Mee Networks and Gibfibrespeed a general right to install facilities on, over or under public or private land.

Section 49 of the Act requires a person authorised to provide a public electronic communications network who requires to install facilities on, over or under public or private land to apply to the Minister for a right to install such facilities. It also provides that the Minister shall establish procedures for the determination of such applications.

Administrative Notice 01/2011 is revoked forthwith by the Minister for Communications

In exercise of the powers conferred on it by Section 69 (1) (b) of the Communications Act 2006, and having obtained the consent of the Minister with responsibility for Communications, the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority hereby issues this Notice pursuant to section 12 of the Communications Act 2006.

Notice No. 03/2006, exempts a person seeking to provide an electronic communications network or an electronic communications service which is wholly for own use, including use by connected persons, from having to notify the Authority of his intention to provide such a network or service.