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Telecommunications Act

The Act of 16 July 2004 Telecommunications Law shall specify:
  • principles of performing and monitoring business activities consisting in the provision of telecommunications services, the provision of telecommunications networks or associated facilities;
  • rights and obligations of telecommunications undertakings;
  • rights and obligations of users and radio equipment users;
  • conditions for undertaking and pursuing business activities which consist in the provision of networks and associated facilities and in the provision of telecommunications services, including networks and services intended for the broadcasting or re-broadcasting of radio and television programmes;
  • conditions for regulating telecommunications markets;
  • conditions for universal service provision;
  • conditions for the protection of services users, in particular with regard to the privacy and confidentiality;
  • conditions for frequency, orbital resources and numbering management;
  • conditions for data processing within telecommunications and the protection of telecommunications confidentiality;
  • tasks and obligations in favour of national defence, state security and public order and safety within the scope of telecommunications;
  • requirements that should be met by radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment;
  • communications administration functioning, its cooperation with other domestic bodies and European Union institutions within the scope of telecommunications regulation.
  • requirements concerning the facilities for disabled persons with respect to access to telecommunications services.

The purpose of the Act shall be to create the conditions for:
  • supporting equal and effective competition within the scope of providing telecommunications services;
  • the development and use of modern telecommunications infrastructure;
  • ensuring order in the management of numbering, frequencies and orbital resources;
  • ensuring that users derive maximum benefit in terms of choice, price, and quality of telecommunications services;
  • ensuring technological neutrality;
  • ensuring that end users who are disabled persons have access to telecommunications services equivalent to the level of access offered to other end users.

Please see attached unofficial consolidated translation (updated to include all amendments until June 2013):
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