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Consultations and statements


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Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Full Fibre Limited

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Full Fibre Limited.

Consultation: Radio Faza - Request to change Key Commitments

Ofcom is considering the key commitments change request submitted by Radio Fiza, which holds a community radio licence for Nottingham broadcasting as ‘Radio Faza’.


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Consultation: Love Sport and Panjab Radio - Requests to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 February 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 08 March 2019

Ofcom is proposing to approve the Format Change Requests submitted by ASSL, which holds an AM commercial radio licence for Greater London broadcasting as ‘Love Sport’, and PRRL, which holds an AM commercial radio licence for North London broadcasting as ‘Panjab Radio’.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/love-sport-and-panjab-radio

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Full Fibre Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 15 March 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 15 April 2019

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Full Fibre Limited.

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

Consultation: Enabling opportunities for innovation

  • Consultation
  • Start: 18 December 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • 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: Closed
  • 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

Consultation: Notice of Ofcom’s proposal to make regulations in connection with the award of the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 January 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 12 March 2019

This document provides notice of, and invites stakeholders’ views on, Ofcom’s proposals to make four statutory instruments in connection with the award of spectrum in the 700 MHz and 3.6–3.8 GHz bands.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/regulations-award-700-mhz-3.6-3.8-ghz

Consultation: Notice of Ofcom’s proposal to make regulations for the award of the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum bands

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 January 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 12 March 2019

This document provides notice of, and invites stakeholders’ views on, Ofcom’s proposals to make regulations for the award by auction of radio spectrum licences in the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz bands.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/proposal-auction-regulations-700mhz-3.6-3.8-ghz

Consultation: Coverage obligations in the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum award - Ofcom’s approach to verifying compliance

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 January 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 12 March 2019

In this document, we set out for stakeholders the criteria and methodology we propose to impose for assessing compliance with the proposed coverage obligations, including the coverage model we intend to use.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/coverage-obligations-in-the-700-mhz-and-3.6-3.8-ghz-spectrum-award

Statement: Satellite filings cost recovery

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 14 June 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 06 September 2018

Ofcom consulted on proposals for satellite filing charges in June 2018, and received support for our preferred charging option, with some refinements suggested. This statement sets out the charges that we are now introducing, and serves as our Notice of Charges for 2019/20.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/satellite-filings-cost-recovery

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to toob Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 01 February 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 01 March 2019

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to toob Limited.

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

Consultation: Radio Faza - Request to change Key Commitments

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 March 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 15 April 2019

Ofcom is considering the Key Commitments change request submitted by Radio Fiza, which holds a community radio licence for Nottingham broadcasting as ‘Radio Faza’.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-radio-faza-request-to-change-key-commitments

Statement: ‘Specially restricted material’ and Age Verification Guidance for Providers of On-Demand Programme Services

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 22 October 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 03 December 2018

This document sets out our decisions regarding changes to Ofcom’s Guidance for Rule 11 relating to age-related content by on-demand programme service providers .

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/restricted-material-age-verification-odps-guidance

Consultation: Promoting investment and competition in fibre networks

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 December 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • 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: Review of regulatory financial reporting for Royal Mail - Phase II

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 December 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 27 February 2019

This document sets out our proposed amendments to regulatory financial reporting requirements for Royal Mail.

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

Consultation: Review of Regional TV Production and Programming Guidance

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 December 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 27 February 2019

We are reviewing the guidance that we provide to public service broadcasters to help ensure they meet their regional production and programming (“Made outside London”) obligations consistently.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/review-regional-tv-production-programming-guidance

Consultation: Listed Events

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 October 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • 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

Statement: Global Radio stations in the west of England

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 15 January 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 11 February 2019

Following consultation, Ofcom has approved the creation of a new approved area, which it has called the ‘South West and Westcountry’, for a number of FM local radio licences it owns in the area.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/global-radio-stations-west-of-england

Statement: Global Radio stations in the east of England

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 15 January 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 11 February 2019

Following consultation, Ofcom has approved the creation of a new approved area, which it has called ‘Anglia’, for a number of FM local radio licences it owns in the area.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-global-radio-stations-in-the-east-of-england

Statement: Global Radio stations in the south of England

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 15 January 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 11 February 2019

Following consultation, Ofcom has approved the creation of a new approved area, which it has called the ‘Meridian’, for a number of FM local radio licences it owns in the area.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-global-radio-stations-in-the-south-of-england

Consultation: Proposed Changes to the General Conditions and Numbering Plan

  • Consultation
  • Start: 12 February 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 15 March 2019

We are consulting on proposed changes that will need to be made to two Ofcom regulatory instruments in the event that the United Kingdom leaves the European Union on 29 March 2019 without a withdrawal agreement being in place.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/proposed-changes-general-conditions-numbering-plan

Consultation: Notice of proposal to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Automotive Short Range Radar) (Exemption) Regulations 2019

  • Consultation
  • Start: 21 February 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 22 March 2019

Ofcom proposes to make an amendment to the Wireless Telegraphy (Automotive Short Range Radar) (Exemption) Regulations 2013.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-wireless-telegraphy-automotive-short-range-radar-exemption-regs-2019