Radiocommunications Amendment Act 2000

59 Spectrum licences registered in accordance with Part 3 of principal Act
  • (1) Where any licence was registered in accordance with Part 3 of the principal Act and was in force immediately before the commencement of this Act, that licence is deemed to be a spectrum licence granted in accordance with Part 3 of the principal Act as amended by this Act.

    (2) Nothing in this Act authorises any manager to create any further spectrum licence in relation to any frequency within a record of management rights if the spectrum licence would contravene provisions relating to maximum permitted interfering signals or receive coverage location in a licence granted in accordance with Part 3 of the principal Act in force immediately before the commencement of this Act.

    (3) Where a licence granted in accordance with Part 3 of the principal Act and in force immediately before the commencement of this Act refers to a maximum bandwidth, that maximum bandwidth, together with the frequency, must be read as a reference to a frequency band.

    (4) A licence to which subsection (1) applies may be modified or cancelled only in accordance with section 57B or section 57C of the principal Act (as substituted by section 25 of this Act) as if the licence provided that it could be modified or cancelled only by the rightholder and manager together.

    (5) If maximum permitted interfering signals specified in a licence granted in accordance with Part 3 of the principal Act and in force immediately before the commencement of this Act are exceeded by any emissions, those emissions are deemed to cause harmful interference for the purpose of sections 106 to 109A of the principal Act.