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Revised as of October 1, 2008
Goto Year:2007 |
Sec. 20.12 Resale and roaming.
(a)(1) Scope of Manual Roaming and Resale . Paragraph (c) of this section is
applicable to providers of Broadband Personal Communications Services (part
24, subpart E of this chapter), Cellular Radio Telephone Service (part 22,
subpart H of this chapter), and specialized Mobile Radio Services in the 800
MHz and 900 MHz bands (included in part 90, subpart S of this chapter) if
such providers offer real-time, two-way switched voice or data service that
is interconnected with the public switched network and utilizes an
in-network switching facility that enables the provider to re-use
frequencies and accomplish seamless hand-offs of subscriber calls. The scope
of paragraph (b) of this section, concerning the resale rule, is further
limited so as to exclude from the requirements of that paragraph those
Broadband Personal Communications Services C, D, E, and F block licensees
that do not own and control and are not owned and controlled by firms also
holding cellular A or B block licenses.
(2) Scope of Automatic Roaming . Paragraph (d) of this section is applicable
to CMRS carriers if such carriers offer real-time, two-way switched voice or
data service that is interconnected with the public switched network and
utilizes an in-network switching facility that enables the carrier to re-use
frequencies and accomplish seamless hand-offs of subscriber calls. Paragraph
(d) of this section is also applicable to the provision of push-to-talk and
text-messaging service by CMRS carriers.
(b) Resale. The resale rule is applicable as follows:
(1) Each carrier subject to paragraph (b) of this section shall not restrict
the resale of its services, unless the carrier demonstrates that the
restriction is reasonable.
(2) The resale requirement shall not apply to customer premises equipment,
whether or not it is bundled with services subject to the resale requirement
in this paragraph.
(3) This paragraph shall cease to be effective five years after the last
group of initial licenses for broadband PCS spectrum in the 1850–1910 and
the 1930–1990 MHz bands is awarded; i.e. , at the close of November 24,
(c) Manual Roaming . Each carrier subject to paragraph (a)(1) of this
section must provide mobile radio service upon request to all subscribers in
good standing to the services of any carrier subject to paragraph (a)(1) of
this section, including roamers, while such subscribers are located within
any portion of the licensee's licensed service area where facilities have
been constructed and service to subscribers has commenced, if such
subscribers are using mobile equipment that is technically compatible with
the licensee's base stations.
(d) Automatic Roaming . Upon a reasonable request, it shall be the duty of
each host carrier subject to paragraph (a)(2) of this section to provide
automatic roaming to any technologically compatible home carrier, outside of
the requesting home carrier's home market, on reasonable and
nondiscriminatory terms and conditions.
[ 64 FR 61027 , Nov. 9, 1999, as amended at 65 FR 58482 , Sept. 29, 2000; 72 FR 50074 , Aug. 30, 2007]
Goto Section: 20.11 | 20.13
Goto Year: 2007 |
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