Consultations and statements


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Consultation on changes to the General Conditions of Entitlement

Consultation on proposal to amend general condition C6.6, additional changes to our guidance on Calling Line Identification facilities, and a number of minor drafting changes.

Ofcom review of proposed BBC Scotland television channel

Ofcom has today published a consultation about our provisional decision to approve the launch of a new BBC television channel for audiences in Scotland.


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Statement: Review of the General Conditions of Entitlement

  • Regulation
  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 19 September 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 14 November 2017

The documents on this page relate to the changes we have decided to make to the General Conditions of Entitlement – the regulatory rules that all communications providers must follow to operate in the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/review-general-conditions

Statement: Guidelines for Calling Line Identification Facilities

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 19 September 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 14 November 2017

The updated guidance document clarifies the definition of a valid and dialable CLI for CPs in different parts of a telephone call, based on what is technically possible today.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/guidelines-for-cli-facilities

Consultation: Local TV licensing – provisional decision not to advertise or re-advertise certain local TV licences

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 April 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 01 June 2018

Consultation on provisional decision not to advertise or re-advertise licences in 13 specific areas, or their substitutes, identified for the roll-out of local TV services but where no licence has been awarded to date.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/local-tv-licensing

Listed Events - FIFA World Cup 2018

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 April 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 18 May 2018

Ofcom has received requests from the BBC and ITV for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018 (“the Event”) which is taking place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018 and consists of 64 football matches.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/fifa-world-cup-2018

Ofcom review of proposed BBC Scotland television channel

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 April 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 18 May 2018

The BBC has published its proposal to launch a new television channel for Scotland.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/bbc-scotland-television-channel

Statement: Absolute Radio – proposals to reduce AM coverage

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 09 February 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 02 March 2018

Following consultation, Ofcom has decided to approve proposals from Absolute Radio to reduce by 5% the transmission coverage of its AM national commercial licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/absolute-radio-proposals-to-reduce-am-coverage

Statement: Dark fibre

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 23 November 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 29 December 2017

This statement sets out our decision not to introduce a temporary remedy requiring BT to provide a restricted form of dark fibre in the leased lines markets for the period until March 2019.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/dark-fibre

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to Telent Technology Services Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 April 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 10 May 2018

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code to Telent Technology Services Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-telent

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to ITS Technology Group Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 April 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 10 May 2018

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to ITS Technology Group Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-its-technology

Statement and further consultation: Recovering postal regulation and consumer advocacy costs

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 March 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 24 May 2018

This document is a consultation which sets out Ofcom’s proposed changes to the way we recover our costs of regulating the postal sector.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/recovering-postal-regulation-costs

Statement: Listed Events – Commonwealth Games 2018

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 21 February 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 21 March 2018

Ofcom has given its consent to the request from the BBC to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the Commonwealth Games 2018 (“the Games”).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/listed-events-commonwealth-games-2018

Consultation: Listed Events – Commonwealth Games 2018

  • Consultation
  • Start: 21 February 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 21 March 2018

Ofcom has received a request from the BBC for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the Commonwealth Games 2018 (“the Games”). These are due to take place in Gold Coast City, Australia between 4 and 15 April 2018.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/listed-events-commonwealth-games-2018/consultation

Statement: Ofcom Diversity and Inclusion Programme 2018-2022

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 23 January 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 23 February 2018

Ofcom’s Diversity and Inclusion Programme explains how diversity and equality are essential to how we operate, both as an employer and as the UK’s communications regulator.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/diversity-inclusion-programme-2018-2022

Statement: Quality of service for WLR, MPF and GEA

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 31 March 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 09 June 2017

Proposals for regulating the quality of Openreach’s services that are used by telecommunications providers to provide broadband and telephone services to customers and businesses.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/quality-of-service

Statement: Annual Plan 2018-19

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 01 December 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 09 February 2018

Our Annual Plan 2018/19 highlights some of the key work areas that we will seek to deliver in order to meet our goals.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposed-annual-plan-2018-19

Wholesale local access market review

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 31 March 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 09 June 2017

Consultation on proposals for regulation of the wholesale market – the Wholesale Local Access market – for services that use this fixed connection between the local telephony exchange to a home or business premises to deliver broadband or landlines.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/wholesale-local-access-market-review

Final statement: Mobile call termination market review 2018-21

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 27 June 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 05 September 2017

Decision on how we will regulate mobile call termination provided by each mobile provider active in the relevant markets.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/mobile-call-termination-market-review

Further consultation: Mobile Call Termination Market Review 2018-2021

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 17 November 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 15 January 2018

This document sets out our proposed changes to the list of mobile providers published in June and our proposals to impose SMP conditions on the additional providers included on that list.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/further-consultation-mobile-call-termination-market-review

Statement: Review of mobile donor conveyance charges for the period 2018 to 2021

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 19 July 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 30 August 2017

This document concerns the level of wholesale porting charges that mobile communications providers charge each other in order to recover certain costs associated with the provision of mobile number portability.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/review-of-mobile-donor-conveyance-charges-for-the-period-2018-to-2021

Statement: Definition of New Music on Radio 1 and Radio 2

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 23 January 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 20 February 2018

The New Music conditions for Radio 1 and Radio 2 will come into force, using the new definition, on 1 April 2018.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/definition-new-music-bbc-radio