Postal and Telecommunications Services Act, 1983

Grant of licences for the provision of telecommunications services.

89.—(1) The company may, with the consent of the Minister and subject to such terms and conditions as the Minister may approve, grant, on the application of any person, a licence to the person to provide a telecommunications service within the exclusive privilege granted to the company by section 87 .

(2) Where the company refuses to grant a licence under subsection (1) the applicant may appeal to the Minister against the refusal.

(3) The Minister may, as he sees fit, appoint an advisory committee or advisers to advise him in relation to appeals under this section.

(4) (a) The Minister may by order grant a licence on an appeal under this section if in his opinion the grant of the licence is in the public interest and is consistent with the reasons given in section 87 (2) for the grant of the exclusive privilege to the company.

(b) The Minister may by order revoke an order under paragraph (a) and if such an order is revoked or is annulled under section 3 , the licence granted by the order shall stand revoked.