Communications Regulation (Premium Rate Services and Electronic Communications Infrastructure) Act 2010

5.

Function of Commission to regulate premium rate services.

5.— (1) Section 10(1) of the Principal Act is amended—

( a) by inserting after paragraph ( ca) (inserted by section 5( b) of the Act of 2007) the following:

“( cb) to ensure compliance by premium rate service providers with their obligations in relation to the provision, content and promotion of premium rate services,”,

and

( b) by substituting for paragraph ( d) (inserted by section 5( c) of the Act of 2007) the following:

“( d) to carry out investigations into matters relating to—

(i) the supply of, and access to, electronic communications services, electronic communications networks and associated facilities and the transmissions of such services on such networks, and

(ii) the provision, content and promotion of premium rate services,”,

and that subsection, as so amended, is set out in the Table to this subsection.

TABLE.

10.— (1) The functions of the Commission are—

( a) to ensure compliance by undertakings with obligations in relation to the supply of and access to electronic communication services, electronic communications networks and associated facilities and the transmission of such services on such networks,

( b) to manage the radio frequency spectrum and the national numbering resource, in accordance with a direction under section 13,

( c) to ensure compliance by providers of postal services with obligations in relation to the provision of postal services,

( ca) to monitor the quality and efficiency of the emergency call answering service established under Part 6,

( cb) to ensure compliance by premium rate service providers with their obligations in relation to the provision, content and promotion of premium rate services,

( d) to carry out investigations into matters relating to—

(i) the supply of, and access to, electronic communications services, electronic communications networks and associated facilities and the transmissions of such services on such networks, and

(ii) the provision, content and promotion of premium rate services,

( da) for the purpose of contributing to an open and competitive market and also for statistical purposes, to collect, compile, extract, disseminate and publish information from undertakings relating to the provision of electronic communications services, electronic communications networks and associated facilities and the transmission of such services on those networks, and

( e) to ensure compliance, as appropriate, by persons in relation to the placing on the market of communications equipment and the placing on the market and putting into service of radio equipment.

(2) Where a specified premium rate service is advertised or promoted by means of a broadcasting service, it is the function of the Commission to ensure that the premium rate service provider, whose specified premium rate service is advertised or promoted, complies with the conditions attached to the licence in respect of that premium rate service.