|CHAPTER 411A - KENYA INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS ACT | HOME|
|46O. Signal distribution services.|
|Deliberate interference with radio communication.||Functions of the Commission in relation to postal services.|
|Signal distribution services. 1 of 2009 s.16||
46O. (1) The Commission may upon an application in the prescribed manner and subject to such conditions as it may deem necessary, grant a licence authorizing any person or persons to provide signal distribution services.
(2) A signal distribution licence granted under this section may require the signal distribution licensee to-
(a) provide signal distribution services as a common carrier to broadcasting licensees;
(b) provide services promptly upon request, in an equitable, reasonable, non-preferential and non-discriminatory manner;
(c) provide capability for a diversity of broadcast services and content;
(d) provide an open network that is interoperable with other signal distribution networks; and
(e) comply with any other conditions that the Commission may determine.
(3) A signal distribution licensee utilizing the radio frequency resource may be required by the Commission to comply with conditions as to the nature and location of transmitters and their transmission characteristics.
(4) A licensee who changes the nature, location or transmission characteristics approved in terms of sub-section (1) without the approval of the Commission commits an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding one million shillings or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or, to both.