Someone was asking me about telecoms law the other day so I thought I’d post a few links to the key UK/EU legislation.
Communications Act 2003 (Explanatory Notes)
Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (consolidates the Wireless Telegraphy Acts 1949, 1967 and 1998, the Marine etc Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967, Part 6 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 and certain provisions of the Communications Act 2003)
Directive (2002/21/EC) on a common regulatory framework (Framework Directive)
Directive (2002/19/EC) on access and interconnection (Interconnection Directive)
Directive (2002/20/EC) on the authorisation of electronic communications networks and services (Authorisation Directive)
Directive (2002/22/EC) on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks and services (Universal Service Directive)
Directive (97/66/EC) on the processing of personal data and protection of privacy (up to 30/10/2003) (Telecoms Data Protection Directive)
Directive (2002/58/EC) on privacy and electronic communications (from 31/10/2003) (ePrivacy Directive)
Directive (2002/77/EC) on competition in the markets for electronic communications services (Services Directive)
Decision (676/2002/EC) on a regulatory framework for radio spectrum policy in the European Community (Radio Spectrum Decision)
Decision (2003/548/EC) on the minimum set of leased lines with harmonised characteristics and associated standards referred to in Article 18 of the Universal Service Directive (Leased Lines Directive)
Regulation (717/2007/EC) on roaming on public mobile networks (Roaming Regulation)
Regulation (2887/2000/EC) on unbundled access to the local loop (LLU Regulation)
The ITU has country reports that list relevant telecoms legislation (with links where available) in ITU member states.