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Consultation: Openreach quality of service – changes to proposals made as part of the Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review

This consultation sets out some changes to the quality of service remedies we proposed as part of the Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review.

Consultation: Sam FM (Bristol) – Request to change Format

CRB Audio Limited wishes to amend its Format such that the character of service applying to its Bristol licence, which broadcasts as ‘Sam FM’, would change.


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Consultation: Openreach quality of service – changes to proposals made as part of the Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 23 October 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 04 December 2020

This consultation sets out some changes to the quality of service remedies we proposed as part of the Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/revised-quality-of-service-proposals

Consultation: Promoting investment and competition in fibre networks – Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review 2021-26

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 January 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 May 2020

We have published our detailed plans for regulation from April 2021 of the fixed telecoms markets that underpin broadband, mobile and business connections.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/2021-26-wholesale-fixed-telecoms-market-review

Consultation: Sam FM (Bristol) – Request to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Start: 16 October 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 13 November 2020

CRB Audio Limited wishes to amend its Format such that the character of service applying to its Bristol licence, which broadcasts as ‘Sam FM’, would change.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/sam-fm-bristol-format-change

Statement and Consultation: Listed Events – Rugby League Challenge Cup Finals 2020 and 2021

  • Consultation
  • Start: 16 October 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 13 November 2020

Ofcom is now consulting publicly on granting consent to the BBC for exclusive live coverage of the 2021 Final.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/rugby-league-challenge-cup-finals-2020-2021

Consultation: Copper retirement – conditions under which copper regulation could be completely withdrawn in ultrafast exchanges

  • Consultation
  • Start: 15 October 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 26 November 2020

We are proposing to revise our WFTMR proposals to allow for the withdrawal of copper regulation where fibre services are available, where certain conditions in completed exchanges are met.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/copper-regulation-withdrawal-conditions

Call for evidence: Market position of BBC Sounds

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 October 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 11 November 2020

We are seeking evidence and information about the market position and impact of BBC Sounds.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/bbc-sounds-market-position

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Simply Fibre Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 October 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 13 November 2020

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Wessex Internet Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 October 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 13 November 2020

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Wildanet Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 12 October 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 12 November 2020

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Broadreach Networks Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 12 October 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 12 November 2020

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

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

Consultation: BBC Studios' lines of business

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 October 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 04 December 2020

This consultation sets out our views on BBC Studios’ changes to its lines of business and proposes some changes to the BBC’s Trading and Separation Requirements.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/bbc-studios-lines-of-business

Consultation: Wholesale Voice Markets Review 2021–26

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 August 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 08 October 2020

This consultation explains how Ofcom proposes to regulate the wholesale markets that underpin landline and mobile telephone calls in the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/2021-26-wholesale-voice-markets-review

Consultation: Proposed changes to broadcast licence conditions

  • Consultation
  • Start: 10 September 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 08 October 2020

This document sets out changes that Ofcom proposes to make to the conditions included in television and radio broadcast licences issued under the Broadcasting Acts 1990 and 1996 and provides licensees with an opportunity to make representations on them.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/proposed-changes-to-broadcast-licence-conditions

Call for evidence: Review of the interaction between BBC Studios and the BBC Public Service

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 October 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 04 December 2020

This call for evidence launches our review into the interaction between BBC Studios and the Public Service.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/review-of-interaction-bbc-studios-and-bbc-public-service

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Yesfibre Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 03 September 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 05 October 2020

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Yesfibre Ltd.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Commsworld Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 03 September 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 05 October 2020

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

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

Statement and further consultation: Proposed measures to require compliance with international guidelines for limiting exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF)

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 October 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 16 November 2020

This Statement sets out Ofcom’s decision to incorporate the limits in the ICNIRP Guidelines for the protection of the general public into spectrum licences and into authorisations of licence-exempt spectrum. We are also consulting on the specific drafting changes we have made to the wording of the EMF licence condition and our ‘Guidance on EMF Compliance and Enforcement’, as well as a trial version of our EMF calculator.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/limiting-exposure-to-emf

Consultation: Review of competition rules in the EPG Code

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 August 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 25 September 2020

This consultation sets out our proposals to retain competition rules on electronic programme guide (EPG) providers to continue to support fair and effective competition.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/review-competition-rules-in-epg-code

Statement: Notice of proposals to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) Regulations 2020

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 25 June 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 31 July 2020

This Statement sets out Ofcom’s decision to make new regulations which consolidate older regulations on the fees payable for Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (WT Act) licences.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/wireless-telegraphy-regulations-2020

Consultation: Proposal to grant an exception to Royal Mail’s universal service obligations

  • Consultation
  • Start: 02 October 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 02 November 2020

We are seeking views on Royal Mail's request for Ofcom to issue a direction which makes 2 January an ‘exception’ in Scotland, when this date falls on a Saturday.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/royal-mail-2-jan-uso-exception