A telecommunications licence authorizes an entity to provide telecommunications services or operate telecommunications facilities. Licences also generally define the terms and conditions of such authorization, and describe the major rights and obligations of a telecommunications operator.
As it relates to licensing the ECTEL is responsible for the following:
The Telecommunications Act gives the Minister the powers to grant —
The NTRC is charged with the review of class licence applications and to recommend to the Minister whether or not a class licence should be granted to an applicant.
Pursuant to the Telecommunications Act, “(1) A person shall not establish or operate a telecommunications network or provide a telecommunications service without a licence”.