No. S 161
Telecommunication Authority of Singapore Act
(Chapter 323)
Radio-communication (Amendment) Regulations 1997
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 131 of the Telecommunication Authority of Singapore Act, the Telecommunication Authority of Singapore, with the approval of the Minister for Communications, hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Radio-communication (Amendment) Regulations 1997 and shall come into operation on 1st April 1997.
Amendment of regulation 2
2.  Regulation 2 of the Radio-communication Regulations (Rg 3) (referred to in these Regulations as the principal Regulations) is amended —
(a)by inserting, immediately after the definition of “authorised officer”, the following definitions:
“ “class licence” means a class licence granted under regulation 53A;
“class licensee” means a person who is deemed to have been granted a class licence;”.
(b)by inserting, immediately after the word “network” at the end of the definition of “licence”, the words “, but does not, except in relation to regulations 3, 4 (1), (2) and (6), 6, 14, 16, 19, 21 and 60, include a class licence”; and
(c)by inserting, immediately after the word “employees” at the end of the definition of “licensee”, the words “, but does not, except in relation to regulations 6, 14 and 19, include a class licensee”.
New Part IIIA
3.  The principal Regulations are amended by inserting, immediately after Part III, the following Part:
PART IIIA
CLASS LICENCE
Class licence
53A.—(1)  A person who possesses or uses a relevant radio-communication station shall be deemed to have been granted a class licence by the Authority for that purpose.
(2)  A class licence shall be subject to the conditions set out in the Fourth Schedule.
(3)  Where a person has an existing licence for the possession or use of a relevant radio-communication station, that licence shall be revoked as from 1st April 1997 and he shall be deemed to have been granted a class licence.
(4)  For the purposes of this regulation and the Fourth Schedule, “relevant radio-communication station” means a radio-communication station that is connected with any of the following telecommunication systems licensed under section 26 of the Act:
(a)a public cellular mobile telephone system;
(b)a public radio paging system;
(c)a public data system;
(d)a public trunked radio system,
and includes a radio-communication station that is capable of being used in connection with any of the telecommunication systems referred to in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) but which is not in use and not so connected.”.
New Fourth Schedule
4.  The principal Regulations are amended by inserting, immediately after the Third Schedule, the following Schedule:
FOURTH SCHEDULE
Regulation 53A
Conditions of Class Licence
1.  No fee is payable for a class licence.
2.  A class licensee shall comply with the technical specifications laid down from time to time by the Authority in relation to the relevant radio-communication station.
3.  A class licensee shall ensure that the relevant radio-communication station is approved by the Authority before it is used for connection to any telecommunication system or equipment belonging to a public telecommunication licensee, and that the relevant radio-communication station is not tampered with or modified in any manner after the approval of the Authority has been obtained.
4.  A class licensee shall ensure that the relevant radio-communication station is not used for any unlawful purpose.
5.  The Authority may cancel or suspend a class licence if it is satisfied that the class licensee is contravening, or has contravened and is likely again to contravene, any of these conditions or the provisions of the Act or any regulations made thereunder.”.
[G.N. No. S 144/96]
Made this 24th day of March 1997.
TEO MING KIAN
Chairman,
Telecommunication Authority of Singapore.
[ZLG/L1/04/03; AG/LEG/SL/323/1997/1 Vol. 1]