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§ 20.15 Requirements under Title II of the Communications Act.
(a) Commercial mobile radio services providers, to the extent
applicable, must comply with sections 201, 202, 206, 207, 208, 209,
216, 217, 223, 225, 226, 227, and 228 of the Communications Act, 47
U.S.C. 201, 202, 206, 207, 208, 209, 216, 217, 223, 225, 226, 227, 228;
part 68 of this chapter, 47 CFR part 68; and § § 1.701-1.748, and 1.815
of this chapter, 47 CFR 1.701-1.748, 1.815.
(b) Commercial mobile radio service providers are not required to:
(1) File with the Commission copies of contracts entered into with
other carriers or comply with other reporting requirements, or with
§ § 1.781 through 1.814 and 43.21 of this chapter; except that commercial
radio service providers that are facilities-based providers of
broadband service or facilities-based providers of mobile telephony
service, as described in § 1.7001(b)(1) and (3) of this chapter, are
required to file reports pursuant to § § 1.7000-1.7002 of this chapter.
For purposes of this section, mobile telephony is defined as real-time,
two-way switched voice service that is interconnected with the public
switched network utilizing an in-network switching facility that
enables the provider to reuse frequencies and accomplish seamless
handoff of subscriber calls.
(2) Seek authority for interlocking directors (section 212 of the
(3) Submit applications for new facilities or discontinuance of
existing facilities (section 214 of the Communications Act).
(c) Commercial mobile radio service providers shall not file tariffs
for international and interstate service to their customers, interstate
access service, or international and interstate operator service.
Sections 1.771 through 1.773 and part 61 of this chapter are not
applicable to international and interstate services provided by
commercial mobile radio service providers. Commercial mobile radio
service providers shall cancel tariffs for international and interstate
service to their customers, interstate access service, and
international and interstate operator service.
(d) Except as specified as in paragraphs (d)(1) and (2), nothing in
this section shall be construed to modify the Commission's rules and
policies on the provision of international service under part 63 of
(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of § 63.21(c) of this chapter, a
commercial mobile radio service provider is not required to comply with
§ 42.10 of this chapter.
(2) A commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) provider that is
classified as dominant under § 63.10 of this chapter due to an
affiliation with a foreign carrier is required to comply with § 42.11 of
this chapter if the affiliated foreign carrier collects settlement
payments from U.S. carriers for terminating U.S. international switched
traffic at the foreign end of the route. Such a CMRS provider is not
required to comply with § 42.11, however, if it provides service on the
affiliated route solely through the resale of an unaffiliated
facilities-based provider's international switched services.
(3) For purposes of paragraphs (d)(1) and (2) of this section,
affiliated and foreign carrier are defined in § 63.09 of this Chapter.
(e) For obligations of commercial mobile radio service providers to
provide local number portability, see § 52.1 of this chapter.
[ 59 FR 18495 , Apr. 19, 1994, as amended at 61 FR 38637 , July 25, 1996;
63 FR 43040 , Aug. 11, 1998; 65 FR 19685 , Apr. 12, 2000; 65 FR 24654 ,
Apr. 27, 2000; 66 FR 16879 , Mar. 28, 2001; 69 FR 77938 , Dec. 29, 2004;
; 85 FR 838 , Jan. 8, 2020]
Goto Section: 20.13 | 20.18
Goto Year: 2020 |
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