The National Telecommunications Commission has enacted a resolution concerning the elements that may be incorporated in telecommunications licences. The resolution took effect on June 8 2001.

Special and general licences are granted under the Telecommunications Law of June 13 2000 for providing telecommunications services and exploiting telecommunications networks.

The following elements may be included in general and special telecommunications licences:

  • For telecommunications services: fixed local telephony; national long-distance telephony; international long distance; mobile telephony; internet services; transport; access to data networks; broadcasting by subscription; and establishment and exploitation of telecommunication networks.
  • For radio communication services: terrestrial mobile radio communications; radio messages; maritime radio communications; radio determination; aeronautical radio communications and meteorology assistance.
  • Licences for broadcasting and open television: audio broadcast in modulated amplitude (AM); audio broadcast in modulated frequency (FM); audio broadcast by short wavelength; ultra-high frequency (UHF) open television and very high frequency (VHF) open television.

Each attribute allows its holder to engage in all of the activities necessary to install and establish telecommunication equipments and infrastructure, including connections to render each service.

They can also include:

  • licences for community audio broadcasting and community open television;

  • category A and B amateur radio operator licences; and

  • special licences for point-to-point connections and for the testing of new technologies.

For further information on this topic please contact Isabella Reyna or Gustavo Reyna at D'Empaire Reyna Bermudez Abogados by telephone (+58 212 264 6244) or by fax (+58 212 264 7543) or by e-mail ([email protected] or [email protected]).

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