46. Ofcoms granting of exclusive wireless telegraphy licences subject to restrictions.

Ofcom1 may not grant an exclusive licence2 unless a condition in head (1) or head (2) below is met3, being either the condition:

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    (1)     that it is necessary to grant an exclusive licence in order to protect safety of life services; or

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    (2)     that there are other exceptional circumstances which, in Ofcom's opinion, justify the grant of an exclusive licence in order to ensure a general interest objective4.

If Ofcom grants an exclusive licence it must, at such intervals as it considers appropriate, review whether a condition in head (1) or head (2) above continues to be met, and publish