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Consultation: Award of the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum bands

In this document, we set out proposals for an award of the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum to enable the industry to provide services with greater capacity and wider coverage.

Consultation: Enabling opportunities for innovation

This document consults on proposals to make spectrum available in a range of spectrum bands on a shared basis.


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Consultation: Enabling opportunities for innovation

  • Consultation
  • Start: 18 December 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 12 March 2019

Consultation on proposals to make spectrum available in a range of spectrum bands on a shared basis.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/enabling-opportunities-for-innovation

Consultation: Award of the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum bands

  • Consultation
  • Start: 18 December 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 12 March 2019

In this document, we set out proposals for an award of the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum to enable the industry to provide services with greater capacity and wider coverage.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/award-700mhz-3.6-3.8ghz-spectrum

Statement: Annual Licence Fees for 900 MHz and 1800 MHz frequency bands

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 June 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 03 August 2018

This document consults on the level of annual licence fees we should set for 900 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum, and on draft regulations to achieve that.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/annual-licence-fees-900-1800-mhz

Consultation: Annual Licence Fees for UK Broadband’s 3.4 GHz and 3.6 GHz spectrum

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 December 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 11 February 2019

This document consults on the level of annual licence fees (ALF) we should set for UK Broadband’s 3.4 and 3.6 GHz spectrum, and on draft regulations to give effect to the proposed fees.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/annual-licence-fees-3.4-ghz-3.6-ghz-spectrum

Consultation: Helping consumers get better deals - consultation on end-of-contract and annual best tariff notifications, and proposed scope for a review of pricing practices in fixed broadband

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 December 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 01 February 2019

We are examining the scale of any harm resulting from pricing practices in the fixed broadband market, and setting out our proposals to help consumers get better deals.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/helping-consumers-get-better-deals

Statement: Variation of UK Broadband’s spectrum access licence for 3.6 GHz spectrum

  • Consultation
  • Start: 27 June 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 08 August 2018

Ofcom’s consideration of a request to vary the permitted lower frequency block.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/variation-uk-broadbands-spectrum-access-licence-3.6-ghz

Statement: PMSE clearing the 700 MHz band

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 23 August 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 04 October 2018

This statement sets out our decision on the additional funding available to eligible PMSE equipment owners.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/support-pmse-equipment-owners

Consultation: Promoting investment and competition in fibre networks

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 December 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 26 February 2019

We are consulting on our strategy for promoting investment and competition in fibre networks, and our approach to geographic markets.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/promoting-investment-competition-fibre-networks

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to WHP Telecoms Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 December 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 04 January 2019

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code to WHP Telecoms Ltd.

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

Consultation: Delivering the Broadband Universal Service

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 December 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 13 February 2019

We are consulting on who we plan to designate as Broadband Universal Service Providers, and the conditions that should apply for delivering USO connections and services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/delivering-broadband-universal-service

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to Atlas Tower Group Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 December 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 04 January 2019

Proposal to apply the electronic communications Code (“the Code”) to Atlas Tower Group Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/atlas-tower-group-limited-code-powers

Consultation: BT regulatory financial reporting

  • Consultation
  • Start: 04 December 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 18 January 2019

We are consulting on a new set of directions relating to BT’s regulatory financial reporting obligations.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/bt-regulatory-financial-reporting

Consultation: Proposed Annual Plan 2019/20

  • Consultation
  • Start: 03 December 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 08 February 2019

Consultation on our plans for the next financial year (2019/20).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/annual-plan-2019-20

Statement: Directory Enquiries (118) Review

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 13 June 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 22 August 2018

Statement concerning the use and regulation of 118 numbers (numbers that are used exclusively for directory enquiry services).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/directory-enquiries-118-review

Consultation: Physical infrastructure market review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 02 November 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 18 January 2019

This document is a consultation on proposals for regulation that will allow all telecoms providers access to the largest network of suitable telecoms infrastructure: the ducts and poles owned by BT.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/physical-infrastructure-market-review

Consultation: Listed Events

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 October 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 18 January 2019

We are consulting on the methodology which we propose to use to assess which services qualify to be on the list of television channels that are free to view and widely available.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/listed-events

Responses to call for expressions of interest: Small-scale DAB

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 27 July 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 21 September 2018

This document provides details of the responses Ofcom has received to our call for expressions of interest for small-scale DAB.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/small-scale-dab-interest

Statement: Amendments to the Universal Service Provider Access Condition in relation to the margin squeeze control

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 May 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 19 July 2018

Statement setting out amendments to the margin squeeze control set out in Ofcom’s Universal Service Provider Access (USPA) condition, a control which is intended to ensure fair competition between access operators and Royal Mail.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/post-uspac-margin-squeeze

Statement: Decision to implement technical and regulatory changes to the 57 – 71 GHz band

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 05 July 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 06 August 2018

This document sets out Ofcom’s decision to make new regulations by statutory instrument. The new regulations change and extend the existing technical conditions and exemptions from the requirement to obtain a Wireless Telegraphy Act licence for short range wideband data transmission systems and fixed wireless systems.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/implementing-decisions-57-71-ghz-band

Statement: Review of the mandatory daytime protection rules in the Ofcom Broadcasting Code

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 14 March 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 09 May 2018

This document sets out Ofcom’s decision to extend the application of the mandatory daytime protection rules.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/mandatory-daytime-protection