TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATORY COMMISSION
NO. (13) OF 1995
* Law No. 13 of 1995 has been amended by virtue of the Amending Law No. (21) of
** The original law was issued in the Official Gazette, No. 4072, dated 01.10.1995.
ROYAL DECREE 2
CHAPTER I Definitions 3
CHAPTER II Tasks of the Ministry 7
CHAPTER III The Telecommunications Regulatory
CHAPTER IV Licensing of Telecommunications Network 22
CHAPTER V Frequency Management and Licensing 28
CHAPTER VI Renewal, Amendment & Cancellation of
CHAPTER VII Type Approvals and Authorization of
CHAPTER VIII Control of Licensees and Protection of
CHAPTER IX Seizure Authority 41
CHAPTER X Appropriation 44
CHAPTER XI Crimes and Penalties 47
CHAPTER XII Final Provisions 52
We, Al-Hussein I, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan,
In accordance with Article (31) of the Constitution
and upon the decision of both
the House of Notables and the House of the Deputies,
do hereby ratify the following law, and order its issuance and addition
to the laws of the State:
NO. (13) OF 1995 AND ITS AMENDMENTS*
This law is called “Telecommunications Law of 1995” and shall be put in effect as of the
date it is issued in the Official Gazette. **
Wherever the following words and phrases appear in this Law, they shall have the meanings
assigned to them hereunder unless the context indicates otherwise:
Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT).
Minister of Information and Communications Technology.
Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) established pursuant to the provisions
of this Law.
Board of Commissioners of the Commission.
Chairperson of the Board.
Any conveyance, emission, reception. or transmission of signs, signals, sounds, images or
data of any nature by means of wire, radio, photic or any other means of electronic systems.
A service which consists, wholly or partly, of the transmission, reception or routing of
information on Telecommunications networks by means of any Telecommunications process.
Public Telecommunications Service:
A Telecommunications service provided for compensation to the Beneficiaries in general or a
certain category thereof in accordance with this Law.
Generation, manipulation and storage of information using electronic means.
Electromagnetic waves of frequencies lower than 3,000 gigahertz, propagated in space
without artificial guides.
Public Telecommunications Network:
A Telecommunications system or a group of Telecommunications systems for the offering of
Public Telecommunications Services to Beneficiaries in accordance with the provisions of
Private Telecommunications Network:
The Telecommunications system operated for the benefit of a single person or a single group
of persons under common ownership to serve their own needs.
Telecommunications Terminal Equipment:
Telecommunications equipment employed by a Beneficiary to transmit, receive, route or
A person who benefits from Public Telecommunications Services using
The authorization granted by the Commission or a contract or agreement signed by the
Commission and a person to allow that person to establish, operate and manage a Public
Telecommunications Network, or provide Public Telecommunications Services, or use Radio
Frequencies pursuant to the provisions of this Law and the by-laws issued pursuant to it.
A person who has acquired a License in accordance with the provisions of this Law.
Approval to use or import certain types of Telecommunications equipment and
Telecommunications Terminal Equipment.
National Table of Frequency Allocations:
The table containing the division of the frequency spectrum into bands in such a way as to
permit the use of such bands to provide different types of Telecommunication Services in
line with the International Telecommunication Union’s Table of Frequency Allocations.
National Plan for Frequency Allocations:
The plan that includes the technical standards established by the Commission for the use of
frequency bands that exist in the National Table of Frequency Allocations, taking into
consideration the requirements of national security in their use.
Frequency Band Allocation:
The entry in the National Table of Frequency Allocations of frequency bands for the purpose
of their use in one or more space or terrestrial radio communications services or radio
astronomy services under stipulated conditions.
The authorization given by the Commission for a Radio Station to use Radio Frequencies or
a specific radio channel under conditions set by the Commission for this purpose.
National Register of Frequency Assignments
The special register containing all the information related to the channels and frequencies
which are assigned to civilian Radio Stations and others.
One or more transmitters or receivers or a combination thereof, including the supplemental
equipment existing at a specific location, for the purpose of providing a radio
communications, radio astronomy, or broadcasting service.
Radio Frequencies / Radio Frequency Spectrum:
Frequencies or spectrum of naturally propagated electromagnetic spectrum waves in the
range of 3 (kilohertz) to 3,000 (gigahertz) which are utilized for the emission and reception
of Telecommunications signals.
The transmission by radio of writings, signs, signals, images, or sounds of all kinds,
including all instrumentalities, facilities, apparatuses, and transmission associated services
such as the transmission, reception, or conveyance of communications.
The emission of Radio Communications to be received by the public, directly or through the
intermediary of satellite or terrestrial relay stations.
Information related to subscribers to Public Telecommunications Networks services.
Universality of Service:
The provision of a minimum set of telecommunications and information technology services
in areas and communities, and the facilitation of the provision and use of such services in
accordance with the terms and conditions specified and modified as needed by the
TASKS OF THE MINISTRY
The Ministry shall undertake the following duties:
a. To prepare the general policy of the telecommunications and information technology
sectors in the Kingdom, coordinate with stakeholders in these sectors as circumstances
require, submit such policy to the Council of Ministers for approval, and to set a biennial
national strategic plan in accordance with this policy.
b. To propose the policy related to the Universality of Services and submit the same to the
Council of Ministers for approval, follow up the development of this policy for the
purpose of expanding the scope of coverage of telecommunications and information
technology services, both horizontally and vertically, in such a way as to meet the
requirements of universal economic and social development in the Kingdom.
c. To draw up plans that encourage investment, on a competitive basis, in the
telecommunications and information technology sectors in the Kingdom, creating a
proper atmosphere for the provision of services to Beneficiaries at just and reasonable
prices, in accordance with the technological developments in these sectors.
d. To strengthen the competitive position of the Kingdom internationally in the areas of
telecommunications and information technology.
e. To follow up the implementation of the Kingdom’s commitments in international treaties
in the telecommunications and information technology sectors.
f. To foster the Kingdom’s interests with states, regional and international organizations,
unions, and commissions concerned with telecommunications and information
technology; and to oversee the representation of the Kingdom in those forums in
cooperation with the Commission, the ministries, and concerned parties.
g. To promote the advancement of research and development in the areas of
telecommunications and information technology.
h. To encourage the setting of advanced education and training programs in
telecommunications and information technology, including the use of the Internet,
electronic commerce, and electronic transactions.
i. To spread public awareness of the importance of the role of telecommunications and
information technology to the economic and social development and advancement in
j. To provide the necessary facilities to allow the Commission and designated members of
the armed forces and security departments to prepare the National Plan for Frequency
Allocation and the National Register of Frequency Assignments, maintain these in the
Ministry and prepare procedures for the coordination among these parties so as to
ensure the optimal use of the of Radio Frequency Spectrum and to prevent harmful
interference between frequencies assigned for civilian and military uses.
k. To prepare draft laws in the areas of telecommunications and information technology in
coordination with the Commission and present them to the Council of Ministers.
l. To collect information that is available at the Commission and other government
departments or private entities for the purpose of accomplishing the Ministry’s duties.
m. To work towards the elimination of impediments in the telecommunications and
information technology sectors through coordination and cooperation with the
Commission and other parties in such a way to assist the Ministry in performing its
duties and responsibilities.
a. A Commission called the "Telecommunications Regulatory Commission" answerable to
the Minister shall be established in the Kingdom. It shall be a financially and
administratively independent juridical personality, and, in such capacity, shall be
entitled to own and dispose of movable and immovable property necessary to achieve
its objectives, enter into contracts with third parties, and take all legal actions, including
the right to litigate, and appoint the civil public prosecutor or any other attorney as its
representative in judicial proceedings.
b. The Commission shall enjoy all exemptions and facilities enjoyed by ministries,
governmental entities, and official public sector organizations
The Commission shall have its headquarters in Amman, and shall be entitled to set up offices
anywhere in the Kingdom.
The Commission shall undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
a. To regulate telecommunications and information technology services in the Kingdom in
accordance with the established general policy so as to ensure the provision of high
quality telecommunications and information technology services to Beneficiaries at
reasonable prices; and, by so doing, to make possible the optimal performance of the
telecommunications and information technology sectors.
b. To establish the basis for regulation of the telecommunications and information
technology sectors, in accordance with the established general policy, in such a way
that services meet the needs of the comprehensive development in the Kingdom in
accordance with instructions issued by the Board for this purpose.
c. To specify the minimum level of service quality which must be committed by licensees
to meet the needs of Beneficiaries. This shall be done in consultation with licensees
and shall be without the imposition of any specific technological solutions on them.
d. To protect the interests of Beneficiaries and monitor the actions of persons and licensed
parties to ensure that the conditions of Licenses are observed, including specified service
standards, service quality, and prices; and to take the necessary legal actions in front of
those who violate these conditions.
e. To stimulate competition in the telecommunications and information technology
sectors, relying on market forces, and so regulating them as to ensure the effective
provision of telecommunications and information technology services and to ensure that
its regulation is sufficient and effective to forbid or curtail illegal competitive practices
or prevent any person with a dominant position in the market from abusing his position,
and to take all necessary actions in this regard.
f. To participate in the representation of the Kingdom in meetings, conferences,
negotiations, and symposiums , and other international forums having to do with
telecommunications and information technology.
g. To encourage self-regulation by the telecommunications and information technology
h. To establish and adopt the conditions and criteria for the granting of licenses for
Telecommunications networks and services and for the use of Radio Frequencies.
i. To manage the Radio Frequency Spectrum and to regulate the use of all terrestrial,
maritime, aeronautical and space frequencies, including:
1) Preparing and maintaining the National Table of Frequency Allocations.
2) Preparing the National Plan for Frequency Allocations and the National Register
of Frequency Assignments, in collaboration with the concerned parties in the
military and Security entities.
3) Maintaining the civilian portion of the National Plan for Frequency Allocations
and the National Register of Frequency Assignments, and publishing them to
j. To regulate access to telecommunications networks and conditions of interconnection
therewith in accordance with instructions issued by the Commission for this purpose,
approve the interconnection agreements referred to in Paragraph (e) of Article 29 of this
Law, and ensure that these agreements do not violate those instructions.
k. To establish technical rules and standards for the connection of wire line or wireless
equipment, including Telecommunications Terminal Equipment with the Public
Telecommunications Networks, and to set the regulation procedures for importing such
equipment into the Kingdom, taking into consideration the bases prescribed in the
effective Standards and Metrology Law.
l. To grant Type Approvals and to regulate the import and usage of Telecommunications
Terminal Equipment required for individual and private uses, or for use in specific
zones, and to monitor such usage.
m. To gather information related to the telecommunications and information technology
sectors in order to prepare and publish reports, pamphlets, and guidelines for
Beneficiaries, as well as to prepare media programs required to increase the public
awareness of the importance of these sectors and the extent of their positive impact on
the economic and social development in the Kingdom.
n. To issue an annual report describing the Commission’s activities and achievements,
technology developments, any variables in the established general policy relating to
telecommunications services, and the future plans of the Commission, and to publish this
o. To reassess the need for the adjustment of the level of regulation of any
Telecommunication Services, or a specific type or a group thereof, taking into
consideration competition factors and any other reasons, and to refer the same to the
Board for approval.
p. To propose draft laws dealing with the telecommunications and information technology
sectors, refer them to the Ministry, and prepare the by-laws and establish the instructions
q. Any other tasks entrusted to it pursuant to the legislations in force.
The Commission shall consist of:
1) The Board of Commissioners.
2) The Executive Body.
a. The Commission shall be administered and supervised by a Board, known as the (Board
of Commissioners), which shall be composed of five full-time members appointed by a
resolution of the Council of Ministers, upon nomination by the Prime Minister based on
the recommendation of the Minister, provided that there be amongst them
distinguished experience in the field of Telecommunications. The Chairperson and
Deputy Chairperson shall be named in this resolution.
b. The term of the membership of the Board shall be four years, renewable for a similar
term, with the exception that in the first Board formed in accordance with this article,
two of the members shall have terms of two years. No membership shall be terminated
before the expiry of the term for any reason except in accordance with the provisions of
c. The Chairperson and the members of the Board, before the exercise of their duties,
shall make the following oath before the Prime Minister:
“I swear by Almighty God that I will be loyal to the King and country, that I will
respect the prevailing laws and by-laws , and that I will perform the duties and
responsibilities with which I am charged with honour, honesty, and devotion.”
d. The Minister, with the approval of the Prime Minister, may select two persons to
represent specific, related governmental entities to participate in meetings of the Board,
but without having the right to vote.
e. The tasks and authorities of each commissioner will be specified in regard to
supervision of departments of the executive body of the Commission, in accordance
with instructions established by the Board for this purpose.
f. 1) Until the Board of Commissioners described in Paragraph (a) of this Article is
appointed, the existing Board of Directors will continue to exercise its authorities
in accordance with Article (12) of this Law, as well as any other powers stipulated
in its provisions.
2) In addition, the existing Director General of the Commission will exercise the
authority of the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission according to Article
(16) of this Law.
a. 1) No member of the Board, their spouses or first-degree or second-degree relatives,
may have a direct or indirect interest in investments in the telecommunications and
information technology sectors throughout the term of his membership on the Board.
2) Each member of the Board, before assuming the powers of his work, must submit
a declaration in writing to the effect that there is no interest between him and the
investors in the telecommunications and information technology sectors, and must
inform the Board of any such interest that has developed or may develop during the
term of his membership on the Board. Failure to do so shall be subject to legal
b. If any Board member violates the provisions of Paragraph (a) of this Article, he shall be
prosecuted, as the case may require, for the crime of utilizing office or committing a
breach of trust, and he shall be obliged to repay all the amounts received by him as a
result of this violation, in addition to the compensation payable by him to any party who
has suffered damage there from.
a. The membership of the appointed Board member shall be terminated for any of the
2) Expiry of the term of membership.
3) If he fails to attend three consecutive sessions or six non-consecutive sessions
throughout the year without a reason acceptable to the Board.
4) If the conditions of Paragraph (a) of Article (9) of this Law is confirmed.
5) If he forfeits any condition of membership.
6) If he is convicted of a crime or an offense against morals and
7) If he becomes incapable, either physically or mentally, to perform the duties
assigned to him as a member of the Board.
b. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Law, the Council of Ministers, upon the
recommendation of the Minister, may terminate the membership of any member of the
c. The Council of Ministers shall appoint an alternative member on the Board to complete
the term of the member whose membership has, or has been, terminated, within a
maximum period of one month therefrom.
The salaries, allowances, and other financial rights of the Chairperson and members of the
Board shall be specified in the decree of appointment.
a. The Board shall exercise all the necessary authorities to carry out the duties entrusted to
the Commission by virtue of this Law, including the following:
1. To study plans and proposals concerning the implementation of the general policy in
the telecommunications sector, as approved by the Council of Ministers.
2. To establish programs and issue instructions and decisions, and to take the necessary
actions for this purpose.
3. To grant licenses for the following:
- To build, operate, and manage Public Telecommunications Networks and to
provide Telecommunications Services to Beneficiaries, or
- To build, operate, and manage Public Telecommunications Networks,
- To provide Telecommunications Services to Beneficiaries. The above does not
include the grant of licenses for business operation, profession practice,
performance supervision, content approval and regulation related to any
information activity via the means of Broadcasting Emission Service
The above does not include the grant of licenses for business operation,
profession practice, performance supervision, content approval and regulation
related to any information activity via the means of Broadcasting Emission Service.
4. To renew, modify, or cancel any of the licenses mentioned in Paragraph (3) of this
Article in accordance with this Law and by-laws issued pursuant thereto; to monitor
the performance of their terms, and to announce the grant of these licenses by the
means the Board deems proper.
5. To grant the licenses for the use of the allocated and assigned Radio Frequencies.
6. To approve the Commission’s policies, particularly those related to encouragement
of competition, prevention of monopoly, and the Allocation and Assignment of
Radio Frequency Spectrum and the provision of services.
7. To establish the bases for determining rates and rents for Telecommunications
Services offered to Beneficiaries by Licensees, in line with the state of competition
in offering of services and service levels, and monitor the compliance of Licensees
as may be necessary.
8. To set the rates and rents of Telecommunications Services offered to beneficiaries in
the case where competition is absent or weak because of the dominance.
9. To follow up the imposition of penalties on those violating license conditions or the
provisions of this Law.
10. To prepare recommendations concerning the appropriation of land for the use of
Licensees pursuant to the provisions of this Law and legislations in force.
11. To consider complaints submitted to the Board by the Beneficiaries against
Licensees, as well as complaints submitted by Licensees, and to take the necessary
actions concerning them; with the exception of disputes having to do with financial
obligations resulting from the implementation of valid agreements.
12. To appoint such consultative committees as may be necessary to assist the
Commission in the discharge of its duties.
13. To adopt the technical specifications and standards for connecting
Telecommunications Terminal Equipment and other equipment, either wire-line or
wireless, to Public Telecommunications Networks, as well as approve the
procedures for bringing such equipment into the Kingdom, and publish these
specifications and standards in the Official Gazette and any other media.
14. To adopt a national numbering plan for Public Telecommunications Services, to
assign numbers for these services and their providers, on the basis of objectivity,
transparency, and impartiality.
15. To adopt a list of the technical terms used in the Telecommunications sector and the
meanings assigned to them in the Kingdom, and to publish these in the Official
Gazette and other media.
16. To propose the by-laws and issue the instructions necessary to implement the
universal service policy with regard to telecommunications and information
17. To set the returns the Commission shall receive for licenses and permits.
18. To set the returns or rents the Commission shall receive for the services it renders.
19. To approve the Commission’s annual estimated budget and to submit it to the
Minister for presentation to the Council of Ministers for approval.
20. To approve the annual report issued by the Commission, the balance sheet, final
accounts, and the assessment review report mentioned in Paragraph (o) of Article (6)
of this Law; and to submit them to the Minister for presentation to the Council of
21. To approve the organizational structure and job descriptions of the executive body of
b. The Board may delegate in writing to the Chairperson or any member of the Commission
any authority granted to the Board by this Law and the by-laws issued pursuant
In the course of conducting the tasks and duties entrusted to the Board pursuant to the
provisions of this Law, it may:
a. Enter into contracts or cooperate with specialized organizations, scientific or
technical Institutions in order to perform certain functions and tasks of the Commission.
b. Entrust some of the technical tasks of the Commission to other governmental
departments which have the technical and administrative capabilities necessary
a) The Board shall meet at least once a month upon a call by its Chairperson or his
Deputy in his absence, and the meeting shall be legally valid if attended by a majority
of members, provided the Chairperson or his Deputy shall be present. The Board
shall pass its resolutions by the majority of votes of Board members at least. Any
dissenting member shall record his signed dissent in the minutes of the meeting.
b) Two members of the Board may request in writing from the Chairman to call for the
Board to convene in order to discuss specific matters. In this case, the Board must be
called for a meeting within a maximum period of seven days from the date of receipt
of the request.
c) The Board may form one or more technical and consultative committees to offer
advice to it or to the Commission, and the Board may decide to dispense rewards to
the members of these committees who are not employees of the Commission.
d) The Chairperson shall select one of the employees of the Commission as the
secretary to the Board, to prepare the agenda of the Board, record the minutes of the
sessions, keep records of the Board's activities, and perform any other duties or tasks
assigned to him by the Board.
The Chairperson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Commission and shall represent it
before all other parties and departments; the Deputy Chairperson shall exercise his duties in
a) The Chairperson shall assume the following tasks and authorities:
1. To execute the Board's decisions.
2. To supervise the executive body of the Commission, to follow up its financial and
administrative affairs, and to coordinate the work between the Commission and
any other concerned party.
3. To propose the organizational structure of the executive body of the Commission
and to make available the human and technical resources necessary for the
Commission to perform its duties.
4. To sign contracts and agreements approved by the Board.
5. To prepare and submit the Commission's annual supposed budget to the Board.
6. To prepare and submit to the Board the annual report of the activities of the
Commission, its balance sheet, and final accounts for the previous fiscal year.
7. To follow up the implementation of the review report prepared by the Commission
in accordance with the provisions of Paragraph (o) of Article (6) of this Law.
8. Any other authority accorded to him by the by-laws issued pursuant to the law or
delegated to him by the Board.
b) The Chairperson may delegate any of his authorities stipulated in this Law and the by-
laws issued pursuant to it to his Deputy, any member of the Board, or any employee
of the Commission, provided that such delegation shall be specific and in writing.
The Commission shall have its own executive body of officers and employees, whose
appointment or contracts, employment conditions, salaries, allowances, remuneration, rights,
duties and all other matters shall be determined pursuant to a by-laws to be issued for this
The Commission's financial resources shall consist of the following sources:
a. The returns of the issuance and renewals of licenses and permits.
b. The rents and revenues charged by the Commission for the services provided by it.
c. The proceeds of the fines imposed pursuant to the provisions of this Law.
d. The grants received by the Commission with the approval of the Council of Ministers.
e. The funds assigned for it in the general budget of the State.
f. Any other resources approved by the Council of Ministers.
a. The Commission shall have its independent budget, which, with its final accounts, shall
be agreed by the Board and approved by the Council of Ministers.
b. The Commission's fiscal year shall start on the first of the month of January and shall end
on the thirty-first of the month of December of the same year.
c. Subject to approval by the Council of Ministers, the Board shall appoint a chartered
auditor to audit the Commission's accounts. Such auditor shall submit his report to the
Board to be submitted by it to the Council of Ministers.
d. Surpluses realized by the Commission shall accrue to the State treasury.
e. The Commission's funds and rights with third parties shall be considered state-owned
funds, and shall be collected pursuant to the provisions of the State Funds Collection
Law in force. For purposes of applying the provisions of this Paragraph, the
Chairperson shall perform all the authorities vested in the Administrative Governor and
the State Funds Collection Committee stipulated in the said Law.
The establishment, operation, and administration of Public Telecommunications Networks,
as well as the provision of Public Telecommunications Services, are not permitted unless a
license has been obtained in this regard in accordance with the provisions of this Law.
Subject to the provisions of Article 22 of this Law, Private Telecommunications Networks
may be established and operated without a license from the Commission, except for the
license required for the use of Radio Frequencies.
The Commission may issue instructions specifying types of private networks, including
guidelines and technical conditions related to their establishment and operation. The
Commission may stipulate that its prior approval should be obtained for the establishment of
certain types of these networks, when found to be necessary.
Private Telecommunications Networks may be connected to each other or to a Public
Telecommunications Network pursuant to a written agreement between the owners or
operators of these networks, as circumstances may require, and in accordance with
instructions issued by the Commission incorporating the guidelines and technical conditions
necessary for the connection. The Commission may stipulate that its prior approval be
obtained for the connection of certain types of these networks, when found to be necessary.
A person who owns, operates, or manages a Private Telecommunications Network may not
provide Public Telecommunications Services by means of that network.
a) The Council of Ministers, upon a recommendation by the Minister based on a
commendation by the Board, may decide to license the establishment, operation, and
management of Public Telecommunications Networks, or the provision of Public
Telecommunications Services, whether throughout or in part of the Kingdom . In such
case, the Board shall publish its desire to license through the means it deems fit together
with the instructions related to the procedures of and criteria for the selection of licensees,
depending on the nature of the service to be provided.
b) In implementing the provisions of Paragraph (a) of this Article, the Board shall declare its
desire to license by the way it deems fit, including the following:
1. Announcing the desire to license the service by public tender, in accordance with the
bases and conditions approved by the Board.
2. Allowing the submission of applications for the licensing of a new service by
whoever meets the conditions approved by the Board.
3. Proposing to licensees to offer new services within the Kingdom.
In addition to the technical and any other conditions, the following matters shall be observed
in the procedures of license granting:
a) All those wishing to obtain a license shall be given the opportunity to submit their
proposals or applications if they meet the conditions specified by the Commission.
b) The proposal or application shall be based on the undertaking to provide the service
to all of those wishing to obtain it within a reasonable period and at fair rates.
c) The components of the proposal shall be based on fair and lawful competition with
holders of previous licenses.
a. The applicant for a license should enclose with the application the following documents:
1) Acceptable statements illustrating the technical and administrative ability of the
applicant to provide the service.
2) Acceptable statements illustrating the financial ability of the applicant and the
funding sources of the project.
3) Bases of pricing of the proposed services and the method of their calculation.
4) Types of the proposed services, the geographical area to be covered, and the
technology used in the service.
5) Any other statements or documents prescribed by the Board.
b. In accordance with instructions the Board issues for this purpose, it may exempt from
providing any of the documents mentioned above in Paragraph (a) of this Article if the
Board determines that such documents are not necessary to specific licenses.
The Board shall have the right to decide to exclude any licensees if it deems that their
participation in the competition over the new licenses would lead to an anticompetitive
condition in the market.
The license shall be issued by virtue of a resolution by the Board, provided that a contract of
an administrative nature is drawn up including the following terms and conditions in addition
to any other conditions stipulated in this Law, or the By-Laws issued pursuant thereto, or any
exceptions determined by the Board:
a. The returns payable to the Commission for the licenses, their duration, the returns of
their renewal and any other lump sum or periodical returns or financial rights which
must be paid by the licensee.
b. The Licensee's commitment to submit the information and data relevant to the subject
matter of the license, which are required from time to time or periodically by the
Commission, and the Commission staff shall be entitled to verify the genuineness of the
c. The Licensee's commitment to abide by any instructions issued by the Board or the
Chairperson in implementation of the general policy of telecommunications, including
the conditions of subscription contracts drawn up between the Beneficiaries and the
d. The Licensee’s commitment to provide the necessary financial guarantees to reimburse
the amounts due to subscribers, such as fees and deposits, in case the license is revoked.
e. The Licensee’s undertaking to enter into interconnection agreements with other licensees
in accordance with the stipulations of Paragraph (j) of Article (6) of this Law; in addition
to his undertaking to prepare and publish the conditions required to connect and use any
equipment or device to his network, provided that such conditions are in agreement with
the instructions or decisions issued by the Commission in this regard.
f. The Licensee's undertaking to provide free of charge emergency telecommunications
services to the Beneficiaries in accordance with the arrangements and limits to be
determined by the Commission in cooperation with the parties concerned.
g. The Licensee's commitment to offer the necessary facilities to the competent parties
to implement the judicial and administrative orders related to tracing the telecommu
nications specified in those orders.
h. The Licensee's undertaking to provide the service to applicants or Beneficiaries on equal
footing and without discrimination, except for national security requirements or what is
considered as tolerance for operational, social or humanitarian reasons.
i. The Licensee's commitments to announce in advance the rates of the services and the
methods of their collection.
j. The Licensee's undertaking to cooperate with the Directory service in accordance with
the instructions issued by the Commission.
k. The extent of the licensee's right to rent out or resell services.
l. Cooperation with all other license holders in order to facilitate the provision of services
m. The Licensee’s commitment to provide the licensed service to applicants thereof within a
reasonable period of time and to arrange to cover the whole geographical area assigned
to him with the licensed service.
Article (29 bis):
Every Licensee shall conclude interconnection agreements with other Licensees as required
by the license of each of them; these agreements shall address all the technical, operational,
administrative, financial, and commercial terms and conditions that will ensure the
flexibility required for implementation by the involved, taking the following into
a. Preparation of the agreements in accordance with the instructions issued by the
Commission pursuant to Paragraph (j) of Article (6) of this Law.
b. Inclusion in the agreements of the conditions of their termination, revocation, and
amendment procedures as well as the procedures to be followed in the case of breach
by either party.
c. Approval by the Commission is a prerequisite for these agreements to become effective.
The Frequency Spectrum is a national resource, the use of which shall be regulated by the
Commission in accordance with this Law. The Commission shall prepare the tables, plans,
and registers necessary for this purpose as stipulated in this Law, and the portion assigned
for civilian use shall be published to the public.
a. Subject to the provisions of Paragraph (b) of this Article, no person may use any
electromagnetic waves below 3,000 gigahertz transmittable in space without obtaining a
license thereto in accordance with conditions specified by the Board.
b. The Jordanian Armed Forces and Security Departments, in coordination with the
Commission, may use Radio Frequencies allocated and assigned for their use without a
license, provided that no interference is caused thereby to other Radio Frequencies. The
military and security bodies may also use other Allocated frequencies, provided that they
obtain the approval of the Commission thereto and comply to the same licensing
conditions applied on other Licensees, and provided that they do not cause any harm to
other users of Radio Frequencies. In this case, they will be exempted from licensing
c. Subject to the provisions of any other law that requires the acquisition of a license to
operate broadcast services, operators of these services, including radio, television,
satellite broadcasting, and reception equipment, must obtain licenses to use the Radio
Frequencies assigned by the Commission.
Based on the representation of the Minister that is based on the recommendation of the
Board, the Council of Ministers may authorize the use of public tendering to grant licenses to
use the Radio Frequency Spectrum in cases where this method will serve the public interest,
provided that the revenues expected from this method shall not be the sole or main reason for
the determination of this interest.
a. A committee called the “Consultative Committee for Frequencies” shall be formed
under the chairmanship of a representative of the Commission, who is to be selected
by the Board, and shall include the following as members:
1) A representative of the Armed Forces to be nominated by the Chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff, and another representative of the Security Departments
to be nominated by the head of the concerned department.
2) Four members having experience and expertise in the subject, to be selected by
the Board on the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Board.
b. The committee shall give advice to the Commission on the Allocation of
Radio Frequencies, taking into consideration any commercial, governmental, and
security current uses, as well as the new technologies that may be used.
c. The committee shall convene upon a call by its chairperson, or its vice-chairperson in the
case of the chairperson’s absence. Its meeting shall be valid if attended by a majority of
its members, provided that the chairperson or vice-chairperson is one of them. The
committee shall adopt its recommendations by unanimous or majority vote of those
present; in the event of a tie, the vote of the chairperson shall be considered a casting one.
d. The chairperson of the Board shall appoint one of the employees of the Commission to
act as a secretary to the committee. The secretary shall prepare the agenda of the
committee’s s meetings, record its minutes, keep its documents and transactions
as well as follow up all administrative matters assigned to him by the chairperson.
After seeking the opinion of the Consultative Committee for Frequencies, the Board shall set
a plan for the Assignment of Radio Frequencies, and shall review and amend such plan
whenever necessary. The plan shall take into consideration the National Table of Frequency
Allocations, the National Plan for Frequency Assignment as well as the policies and
objectives related to future uses of the Radio Frequencies in the Kingdom.
Subject to the exceptions stipulated in Article (36) of this Law, no Radio Station may be
possessed or used on the territories of the Kingdom, or on board a vessel or aircraft registered
in the Kingdom, unless a License is obtained thereto in accordance with the provisions of this
Law; nor may a Radio Station be entered into the Kingdom, unless its entry is allowed by the
a. The Jordanian Armed Forces and Security Departments shall be excluded from the
provisions of Article (35) of this Law.
b. The Board has the right to exclude the following parties from the provisions of Article
(35) of this Law:
1) Foreign vessels and aircraft, land transportation and transit services passing
through Jordanian territorial waters, skies or territories or landing at its seaports or
2) Foreign embassies, on condition of reciprocal treatment and the acquisition of a
a. The Licensee should abide by the use of the Radio Frequencies, as well as the conditions
and standards on the basis of which the License was given, including the following:
1) The frequencies of radio spectrum Assigned to him.
2) The type and specifications of both the antenna and the Radio Station.
3) The authorized geographical area for the mobile
4) The site where the antenna shall be erected.
5) Qualifications of the person operating the Radio Station.
6) Any other technical conditions that may assist in the effective use of the
b. The Commission shall monitor the use of the Radio Frequencies Assigned to the
A specific period of validity shall be set for the Public Telecommunications Network License
or the License for the use of the frequencies, and it shall be renewed pursuant to instructions
issued by the Commission.
a. Subject to the provisions of Paragraph (b) of this Article, the Board may decide to amend
one or more of the licensing conditions. Such amendment shall be made according to the
1. The Board shall notify the Licensee in writing of the amendment, its reasons and
the period set for its implementation. The Licensee may submit his objection to
that amendment within the period set by the Board.
2. The Board shall invite the objector to discuss and hear the reasons of his objection;
it consequently may decide either to approve the amendment, or postpone its
enforcement or accept the objection.
b. The amendment of the licensing conditions shall not be restricted to a single Licensee
with the exclusion of others, if the reasons calling for such amendment are available too
in the licensing conditions of the other Licensees.
The Board may cancel the License entirely or for a specific service or in a specific area if the
Licensee commits a violation of the License conditions or the provisions of this Law or the
By-Laws issued pursuant to it, or the instructions of the Board, or causes harm to others and
fails to correct his situation within 30 days of a written warning by the Chairperson, or if he
exceeds 30 days not carrying out the Commission’s instructions without a reason that is
acceptable to the Board.
The license shall be cancelled if the Licensee fails to pay the set returns for renewal of the
License on the due date.
The License shall be cancelled ipso facto when the licensee is liquidated, declared bankrupt
A Licensee whose License has been cancelled in accordance with the Law shall not be
entitled to claim any compensation or recover any returns paid for obtaining the License,
renewing it, or for any other reason.
The Licensee shall refrain from accepting new subscriptions as from the date of his
notification of the cancellation of the License. Moreover, effective from the date of
cancellation of the License, he shall not continue working except as necessary for the transfer
of the subscribers to another Licensee upon a written approval of the Commission.
A person whose License has been cancelled may not apply for a License before the lapse of
at least two years from the cancellation of his License.
The decision to cancel the License shall not prevent the right of those harmed by the
Licensee's violations to claim damages, or the right of subscribers to claim compensation or
reimbursement of the fees due to them.
The License is personal and non-transferable. The Board shall have the right to approve the
transfer of the License to another person in accordance with the set conditions and returns.
AND AUTHORIZATION OF
a. The Commission shall set technical rules and standard specifications applicable to
Telecommunications and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment to ensure that they
do not cause damage to telecommunications networks or services or to public health
and safety, or the environment. When setting such rules and specifications, the
Commission shall coordinate with other bodies that set specifications in the Kingdom,
including the Jordanian Institute for Standards and Metrology, and shall publish them
in the Official Gazette and in two local daily newspapers and other media so as to
make them available to interested parties.
b. No person who provides Telecommunications services, supplies Telecommunications
equipment or sells them may use, supply or sell any telecommunications equipment that
does not comply with the technical rules and standards set by the Commission.
The importer or anyone wishing to import Telecommunications equipment of which the
specifications have not been announced may apply to the Commission for its approval prior
to the importation of such equipment, provided that his application be supported by the
manufacturing company's manual indicating their specifications, In coordination with the
The manufacturing of any Telecommunications equipment prepared to be marketed in the
Kingdom shall be subject to the standard specifications approved by the competent parties.
Based on the recommendation of the Chairperson, the Board shall issue the instructions that
specify the conditions and procedures for obtaining the approval for the entry into the
Kingdom of Telecommunications equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment,
as well as for their use, retention, and sale.
CONTROL OF LICENSEES
Everyone licensed to offer a Public Telecommunications Service shall set up a special
section for receiving complaints of Beneficiaries and subscribers, and shall strive to avoid
the causes of the complaints if they are related to the standard, quality or method of the
Subject to the provisions indicated in Item (7), Paragraph (a) of Article (12) of this
Law, the Licensee may not increase the rents or prices of his services except after the
publication of the new fees or prices in two daily local newspapers within at least one
month, provided that these rents or prices will not exceed what is stated in the
conditions of the licensing agreement, or the instructions and decisions issued by the
Commission. In all cases, the Licensee shall inform the Commission of any changes
he makes to those rents or prices.
If the Commission receives any complaint regarding a default on the part of the Licensee, or
of a dispute between the Licensee and the Beneficiaries concerning the standard of service,
or the violation of the conditions of the License, the Commission may investigate the reasons
of the complaint and make the decision it deems proper. Such decision shall be considered
final and binding on the Licensee.
The licensee shall submit to the Commission an annual report in which he indicates the
available technical, administrative and financial aspects that guarantee providing the licensed
service to the Beneficiaries at the required standard.
Telephone calls and private Telecommunications shall be considered confidential matters
which may not be violated, under legal liability.
In coordination with the Licensee, the Commission may set rules and procedures to be
followed in dealing with annoyance complaints when received by the Licensee, as well as
set the procedures for verifying such complaints and the necessary measures to decrease
nuisance calls in general.
a. A Telecommunications service may not be withheld or cancelled for Beneficiaries unless
the Beneficiary has caused material damage to the network during his use of the service,
has used the Telecommunications service in a way that violates effective legislations or
public morals, or has defaulted on payment of due fees and rents despite being
warned in writing.
b. Under no circumstances may a Telecommunications service be withheld from a
Beneficiary as a consequence of financial, administrative, or technical disputes between
Licensees, except in accordance with the procedures outlined in the interconnection
agreements executed in accordance with Paragraph (e) of Article (29) and Article
(29bis)) of this Law.
The Commission shall verify the Licensees' compliance with the License conditions and the
provisions of the Law, and may take any actions it deems appropriate for this purpose,
a. Conducting a physical on-site inspection of network locations and
b. Examining the Licensee's technical records and ensuring that sound and accurate
systems are being used for issuing invoices.
c. Ensuring the standard of service provided to Beneficiaries and their complaint.
d. Reviewing the Licensee's records of maintenance and defects to ensure the
efficiency of the service management.
a. The concerned bodies in the Commission shall adjudicate the complaints rendered by
Beneficiaries against Licensees, as well as the complaints rendered by Licensees against
b. The specialized Commissioner shall be responsible for concluding a settlement, drawing
up guidelines for negotiations between the disputants, or to adjudicate the dispute
himself or by means of one or more persons he appoints for this purpose. His decision
shall be implemented immediately upon issuance, and objections to the decision will be
permitted before the Board within thirty days of the date of issuance; otherwise the
decision will be considered final.
A Licensee operating a Public Telecommunications Network shall be obliged to prepare a
Directory regarding all the information related to such network and its subscribers, and shall
provide the Directory service to those wishing to benefit therefrom in accordance with the
instructions issued by the Commission.
The Chairperson, or any person authorized by him in writing, shall have the right to enter any
place suspected of containing unlicensed equipment or networks, or equipment used for
jamming telecommunications networks, or where activities contrary to this Law or to the By-
Laws issued in pursuance thereof are being conducted. They shall be entitled to search the
place, with the exception of residences where a permission must be obtained from the
competent Public Prosecutor prior to entry therein. In any case, the employee conducting the
search shall fill in a report thereon and submit the same to the Chairperson.
a. The Commission’s employees authorized to seize violations shall be considered as
judicial seizure officers, and the reports prepared by them shall be valid until proven
otherwise, provided that the seizure conditions stipulated in the Penal Trial Code Law in
force are observed.
b. Civil and Military Authorities as well as Public Security Forces shall extend to the
Commission’s employees every possible assistance to perform their work in seizing
a. The Commission employees may seize any Telecommunication sets or
equipment that are unlicensed, illegal or used in an unlicensed activity, against a receipt
in writing indicating the type and specifications of the equipment, and deliver
these equipment to the Commission.
b. Seized equipment that are ineligible for licensing shall be confiscated, while equipment
that can be licensed shall be retained until they are licensed.
c. If the seized equipment are not licensed or their owner fails to claim them within
six months from the date of their seizure, the Board may issue a resolution to confiscate
d. The Board shall decide upon the method of disposing of the confiscated equipment.
e. The confiscation of illegal equipment shall not prevent imposition of other penalties
stipulated in this Law or in any other law.
a. The Commission shall have the right to trace the source of any radio waves to
ascertain the licensing of that source, without this being considered as breach of the
confidentiality of communications or violation of the provisions of the laws in force.
b. The contents of the communications intercepted while tracing their source under
Paragraph (a) of this Article shall not be spread or publicized. Any employee who
spreads or publicizes the content of those communications shall be subject to the
penalties provided by Law.
Subject to the provisions of the other laws, and with the exception of the crimes stipulated in
Articles (71-79) of this Law, the Board may conduct a compromise settlement in cases of
violation of the provisions of this Law before initiating Public Prosecution, by substituting,
wholly or partially, the penalties and fines stipulated in this Law with a pecuniary fine not
less than double the determined fine which shall be paid directly to the Commission.
a. If the establishment of Public Telecommunications Networks requires fixing poles or
erecting towers or laying ground cables or spreading aerial wires through private lands or
real properties, agreement thereon shall be concluded with the owner. If it is impossible
to come to terms with the owner, the Licensee may submit the plans to the Commission
indicating thereon the trespasses that will occur on private properties.
b. If the Commission finds that those works are necessary for the establishment of the
network and that their execution through the private lands or real property would not
prevent their exploitation or their use by their owners, the Board may
issue a resolution allowing the Licensee to execute said works, provided that the former
situation shall be restored and a fair compensation, assessed by experts chosen by the
Commission, shall be paid to the owners of those real properties, or as assessed by the
court upon the request of either party
If the establishment of Public Telecommunications Networks requires acquisition of real
property by the Licensee and the owner refuses to sell him that real property or part thereof at
a fair price, the Licensee shall have the right to request the appropriation of that real property
or the part thereof necessary for the establishment of the network, according to the following
a. To submits an application to the Commission requesting that the necessary legal
actions be taken to have the ownership of that real property or the part thereof transferred
to him, justifying his application by technical reasons.
b. If the Board finds, upon the recommendation of the Chairperson, that such real property
is necessary for the establishment of the network and that there are no other technical
solutions, it shall recommend to the Council of Ministers to approve the appropriation of
that real property or the part thereof necessary for the benefit of the Licensee, as the
establishment of the network is a " public utility project" in the sense intended for it in the
c. If the Board decides to recommend to the Council of Ministers to approve the
appropriation of that real property, it shall instruct the licensee to deposit the amount the
Board deems to be a fair compensation for the appropriated real property, pursuant to the
assessment of one or more experts entrusted by the Commission with the task of
assessing the real property or the part thereof to be appropriated.
The Licensee shall, in coordination with the Commission, agree with the Ministry of Public
Works or Greater Amman Municipality, or other Municipalities or Government Institutions,
on arrangements and compensations related to the laying of ground or aerial networks on
roads, streets, squares and public squares under their administration.
If a tree or group of trees obstruct the spreading of aerial wires of a Public
Telecommunications Network and it was impossible to reach an agreement with the owner,
the Licensee may request the Commission to issue an order to their owner to remove them, if
he so wishes, or to allow the Licensee to remove the same in consideration for a fair
compensation to be paid by the Licensee as stated in this Law.
CRIMES AND PENALTIES
Any person who spreads or discloses the content of any communication through a Public or
Private Telecommunications Network or a telephone message which came to his knowledge
by virtue of his post, or records the same without any legal basis, shall be punished by
imprisonment for a period not less than one month and not exceeding one year, or by a fine
not less than (JD100) and not more than (JD300), or by both penalties.
a. Any person who intentionally sabotages Telecommunications installations or deliberately
causes damage thereto shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not less than
three months and not exceeding two years, or by a fine not less than (JD200) and not
more than (JD5000), or by both penalties. The penalty shall be doubled if his act
causes break down of the Telecommunications traffic.
b. Any person, who, negligently, causes the destruction of or damage to the
Telecommunications installations, shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not
exceeding three months or by a fine not more than (JD100), or by both penalties.
Any person who destroys a Telecommunications equipment assigned for public service shall
be punished by imprisonment for a period not less than one month and not exceeding one
year, or by a fine not less than (JD50) and not more than (JD200), or by both penalties.
Any person who uses or assists in using illegitimate means to conduct Telecommunications
without paying fees shall be punished by imprisonment from one month to three months, or
by a fine from (JD100) to (JD1000), or by both penalties.
a. Any person who originates or forwards, by any Telecommunications means, threatening
or abusive messages, or messages contrary to public morals, or forwards false
information with the intent to spread panic shall be punished by imprisonment for a
period that is not less than one month and not exceeding one year or by a fine of not less
than (JD300) and not more than (JD2000), or by both penalties.
b. Any person who provides or contributes to the provision of Telecommunications
services in violation of public order or public morals shall be punished by the penalties
stipulated in Paragraph (a) of this Article in addition to the application of the provisions
stipulated in Article (40) of this Law.
Any person who intercepts, obstructs, alters or strikes off the contents of a message carried
through the Telecommunications networks or encourages others to do so shall be punished
by imprisonment for a period not less than one month and not exceeding six months, or by a
fine not more than (JD200), or by both penalties.
Any person who withholds a message he is obliged to transmit through Telecommunications
networks to another person, or refuses to transmit messages he has been asked to transmit by
the Licensee or the Commission, or copies or reveals a message or tampers with the
information related to any subscriber, including unpublished telephone numbers and sent or
received messages, shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months
or a fine not more than (JD1000), or by both penalties.
a. Any person who establishes, operates, or manages a Public Telecommunications
Network for the purpose of providing Public Telecommunications Services in
contradiction to the provisions of this Law, shall be punished by imprisonment for a
period not less than three months, or by a fine not less than (JD 5000) and not more than
(JD25000), or by both penalties.
b. Any person who establishes, operates, or manages a Private Telecommunications
Network in contradiction to the provisions of this Law shall be punished by
imprisonment for a period not less than one month and not exceeding three months, or
by a fine not less than (JD 2000) and not more than (JD5000), or by both penalties.
Any person who uses a Public or Private Telecommunications Network in an illegal way or
connects his network with another Telecommunications network without having the right to
do so, or hinders the delivery of services from other Telecommunications networks, or
endangers the national interests shall be punished by imprisonment for a period of not less
than one month and not longer than six months, or a fine of not less than (JD2000) and not
more than (JD5000), or by both penalties.
a. Any person who deliberately makes any action to intercept, interfere with, or interrupt
Radio Waves Assigned to others shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not less
than six months, or by a fine not less than (JD5000) and not more than (JD25000),
or by both penalties.
b. Any person who deliberately uses Radio Waves without a license shall be punished by
imprisonment for a period not less than one month, or by a fine not less than (JD2000)
and not more than (JD5000), or by both penalties.
Any person, who enters Telecommunication equipment in contradiction to the provisions of
Article (35) of this Law shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not exceeding one
month or by a fine not less than (JD100), and not more than (JD500).
Any person who imports or trades in Telecommunications equipment that is not in
compliance with technical standards, or bears inaccurate information which is against the
provisions of Articles (48), (49), (50), and (51) of this Law shall be punished by
imprisonment for a period of not less than one month and not exceeding one year, or by a
fine not less than (JD100) and not more than (JD2000), or by both penalties.
Any person who keeps or operates a Radio Station in contradiction to the provisions of this
Law shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not less than one month and not
exceeding six months, or by a fine not less than (JD100), and not more than (JD500), or by
In addition to the penalties stipulated in Articles (78) and (79) of this Law, the competent
court may, pursuant to a request by the Commission, decide to bind the offender to pay an
amount not less than double the fees payable for licensing that service if it were licensed, in
the form of civil liabilities in favor of the Commission.
The preceding Articles shall not prevent the right of any person suffering harm from any
violation of the provisions contained in these Articles to claim for damages and personal
a) The Board, with the approval of the Council of Ministers, may establish in the
Commission a fund that enjoys financial independence and has its special account.
b) The purpose of this fund shall be to increase the universality of telecommunications
and information technology services in the Kingdom and to contribute to the
expansion and development of the infrastructure of these services where actually
needed for areas of collective habitation.
c) The composition of the financial sources of the fund shall be the following:
1) Amounts assigned to it by a decision of the Council of Ministers, upon the
recommendation of the Board, from the returns provided for in Paragraph (a) of
Article (18) of this Law.
2) The support provided to the fund by the Licensees on the issuance or renewal of
3) Any other source agreed upon by the Board.
d) All matters pertaining to the work organization of the fund, its management, control
and expenditure shall be specified in a special By-Law that shall be drawn up for this
If the Licensee violates the conditions of the License or refrains from providing the service,
the Board may, by virtue of a justified decision, assume supervision of the operation, or
assume the management of the licensed Telecommunications network for the period the
Board deems proper.
Neither the Licensees nor the persons suffering harm shall be entitled to claim compensation
for any damages resulting from the measures taken pursuant to the provisions of Article (87)
of this Law.
By virtue of a resolution by the Council of Ministers, the Telecommunications Corporation
(TCC) shall be registered as a public joint-stock company, the whole shares of which shall be
state-owned. It shall be registered with the Companies Controller pursuant to the provisions
of the Companies Law in force and shall be granted the necessary License to establish,
manage and operate Public Telecommunications Networks by virtue of a licensing agreement
drawn up between the Commission and this company.
a. All Licensees or those permitted to own and operate Telecommunications networks or to
use Radio Waves shall adjust their states of affairs with the provisions of this Law
within a maximum period of six months from its effective date. Licenses and permits
granted pursuant to the provisions of the Laws in force prior to the effective date of this
Law shall be valid until their expiry date.
b. As of the effective date of this Law, the Commission shall become the legal successor of
the TCC in all matters related to the regulation of the Telecommunications sector, the
issuance of licenses or permits for the operation of Telecommunications networks or the
use of Radio Frequencies, and the transactions and documents related to the valid
licenses and permits shall be transferred thereto.
a. The Council of Ministers shall issue the By-Laws necessary for the implementation of
the provisions of this Law, including the By-Laws related to the Commission's
works and activities, the Financial By-Law, the Supplies By-Law, the Employees’
By-Law and their Saving and housing Fund.
b. Pending the issuance of the By-Laws stipulated in Paragraph (a) of this Article, the
By-Laws issued under the laws in force or those repealed by this Law shall remain in
force in as much as the provisions of those By-Laws are not in contradiction with the
provisions of this Law.
Each of the following shall be repealed:*
a. The Radiotelegraphy Law of 1934 and the amendments thereto.
b. The Telecommunication Corporation Law No. (29) of 1971 and the amendments thereto.
c. Any provision in any other legislation to the extent that it contradicts with the provisions
of this Law.
The Prime Minister and Ministers are entrusted with the implementation of the provisions of
* Article (92) has been amended by virtue of the Amending Law of the
Telecommunications Law No. (6) of 2000, which was published in the
Official Gazette, NO. 4416, dated 01.03.2000, where Paragraph (B)
was added thereto.