Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006

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Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006[1]
Long titleAn Act to consolidate enactments about wireless telegraphy.
Citation2006 c 36
Royal assent8 November 2006
Commencement8 February 2007[2]
History of passage through Parliament
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (c 36) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. This Act repealed the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949.

The Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 had as its purpose to "consolidate enactments about wireless telegraphy". The Act was successful as cited in Office of Communications and another v. Floe Telecom Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 47 to show that in the absence of a licence or exemption granted or made under Section 8 of the Act, the use of Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) gateways (including Commercial Multi-User Gateways) for the purpose of providing a telecommunications service by way of business to another person is unlawful.

Section 126 - Short title and commencement[edit]

Section 126(2) provides that the Act came into force at the end of the period of three months that began on the date on which it was passed. The word "months" means calendar months.[3] The day (that is to say, 8 November 2006) on which the Act was passed (that is to say, received royal assent) is included in the period of three months.[4] This means that the Act came into force on 8 February 2007.

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  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 126(1) of this Act.
  2. ^ The Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006, section 126(2)
  3. ^ The Interpretation Act 1978, section 5 and Schedule 1
  4. ^ Hare v Gocher [1962] 2 QB 641, [1962] 2 All ER 673; Trow v Ind Coope (West Midlands) Ltd [1967] 2 QB 899 at 909, [1967] 2 All ER 900, CA.

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