from this page will provide you with information about various aspects
of Oftel's work. Please follow the links below or to your left to
go to the relevant area of interest.
provides information about UK telephone numbers, and allows communications
providers to apply for telephone numbers from the National Numbering
Scheme. It also provides information on numbering policy such as
number portability, and use of 070 numbering. There is also a free
e-mail subscription list for people interested in receiving notification
of new and updated Numbering publications
Prior to the
25 July companies wishing to provide communication services had
to do so under a telecommunications licence granted to them under
the Telecommunications Act 1984.
of licensing has ended and on the 25 July 2003 the UK moved to a
new framework and regulatory regime for communications companies.
The Communications Act 2003 also came into effect.
authorisations page provides amongst other items the following information:
- The ending
of the Licensing Regime
- The General
Conditions of Entitlement
- Contact details
- Notices published
under the Communications Act 2003
of the Oftel website contains details of important developments
in Price and Network Charge Control's, Access to Bandwidth, Carrier
Pre-Selection (CPS) and Mobile issues.
of the site is intended to serve as a jumping-off point for those
looking to follow what is happening in telecommunications across
the world, with a particular emphasis on the European Union.
Oftel is involved
in the economic regulation of certain aspects of broadcasting in
the UK. This section explains Oftel's role and responsibilities,
along with useful Broadcasting information.