234. Applications for national licences.

Where Ofcom1 proposes to grant a licence2 to provide a national service (a 'national licence')3, it must publish, in such manner as it considers appropriate, a notice (a 'tender notice')4:

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    (1)     stating that it proposes to grant such a licence5;

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    (2)     specifying:

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      (a)     the period for which the licence is to be granted6;

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      (b)     the minimum area of the United Kingdom7 for which the service is to be provided8;

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      (c)     the digital capacity that is likely, in Ofcom's opinion, to be available from the holders of national radio multiplex licences9 for the broadcasting of a simulcast radio service10 corresponding