—(1) The Authority may give directions to be observed by telecommunication licensees —
to ensure the reliability of the provision of any telecommunication service to the public;
to ensure the technical compatibility and safety of operation of any equipment or telecommunication system;
to ensure fair and efficient market conduct by telecommunication licensees; or
in the public interest.
(2) A direction under subsection (1) —
shall require the telecommunication licensee concerned (according to the circumstances of the case) to do, or not to do, such things as are specified in the direction or are of a description as specified therein;
shall take effect at such time, being the earliest practicable time, as is determined by or under that direction; and
may be revoked at any time by the Authority.
(3) Before giving a direction to any telecommunication licensee under subsection (1) , the Authority shall, unless the Authority in respect of any particular direction considers that it is not practicable or desirable, give notice —
stating that the Authority proposes to makethe direction and setting out its effect; and
specifying the time within which representations or objections to the proposed directionmay be made,
and shall consider any representations or objections which are duly made.
(4) Any telecommunication licensee who is aggrieved by any direction of the Authority under subsection (1) may, within 14 days after the licensee is served with the direction, appeal to the Minister whose decision shall be final.
(5) Every telecommunication licensee shall comply with every direction of the Authority given to the licensee under this section.