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A major reorganisation of the regulation of communications was made by the Office of Communications Act 2002, which established the Office of Communications, and by the Communications Act 2003, which makes provision with respect to:

(1) the functions of the Office of Communications;
(2) networks, services and the radio spectrum;
(3) television and radio services;
(4) the licensing of television reception; and
(5) competition in communications markets.

The Digital Economy Act 2010 includes provisions relating to the communications infrastructure in the United Kingdom, public service broadcasting, copyright licensing and online infringement of copyright, and security and safety online and in video games.

Premium rate services and telephone numbers

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Radio and television licensing

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[Page updated 22/11/2013]

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