The Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Repeater) (Exemption) Regulations 2018

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2018/399

2018No. 399

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

The Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Repeater) (Exemption) Regulations 2018

Made22ndMarch2018

Coming into force12thApril2018

The Office of Communications (“OFCOM”), in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 8(3) and section 122(7) of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006( 1) and in exercise of those sections of the Act( 2) as extended to the Bailiwick of Guernsey, to the Bailiwick of Jersey and to the Isle of Man, make the following Regulations.

Before making these Regulations, OFCOM have given notice of their proposal to do so in accordance with section 122(4)(a) of the Act, published notice of their proposal in accordance with section 122(4)(b) of the Act, and have considered the representations made to them before the time specified in the notice in accordance with section 122(4)(c) of the Act.

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Repeater) (Exemption) Regulations 2018 and shall come into force on 12th April 2018.

Interpretation

2. In these Regulations—

(a) “downlink frequencies” means the frequency bands 791–721 MHz, 925–960 MHz, 18051880 MHz and 2110–2170 MHz;

(b) “ETSI” means the European Telecommunications Standards Institute;

(c) “GSM system” means an electronic communications network that complies with standards EN 301 502( 3) and EN 301 511( 4) published by ETSI for the Global System for Mobile Communications (also known as GSM);

(d) “indoors” means inside premises which—

(i) have a ceiling or a roof; and

(ii) except for any doors, windows or passageways, are wholly enclosed;

(e) “IR2102.1” means section “2102.1: Minimum requirements for the use of: static mobile phone repeaters for indoor use” contained within the document with title “UK Interface Requirements IR2102 — Licence exempt static indoor and low gain mobile phone repeaters” published by Ofcom on 22 March 2018;

(f) “IR2102.2” means section “2102.2: Minimum requirements for the use of: low gain mobile phone repeaters for in-vehicle use” contained within the document with title “UK Interface Requirements IR2102 — Licence exempt static indoor and low gain mobile phone repeaters” published by Ofcom on 22 March 2018;

(g) “LTE system” means an electronic communications network that complies with standards EN 301 908—1( 5), EN 301 908—13( 6) and EN 301 908—14( 7) published by ETSI for the Long Term Evolution telecommunication system (also known as LTE);

(h) “MHz” means megahertz;

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