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Consultation: BBC Children’s news and first-run UK originated programmes

We have set out our provisional views on a request by the BBC to change its Operating Licence in order to better serve younger audiences.

Consultation on the Calling Line Identification guidelines

Proposal to insert a new paragraph into the CLI guidelines to clarify that any type of Public Communications Network Number may be used as the Network Number with provisions.


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Consultation: BBC Children’s news and first-run UK originated programmes

  • Consultation
  • Start: 15 November 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 13 December 2019

We have set out our provisional views on a request by the BBC to change its Operating Licence in order to better serve younger audiences.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/bbc-childrens-change-operating-licence

Statement: Request to change Format – Banbury Sound, Rugby FM and Touch FM

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 02 October 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 30 October 2019

We have decided to approve the Format change requests submitted by Quidem relating to the FM commercial radio licences for Banbury, Coventry, Rugby, South East Staffordshire, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-format-change-request-banbury-sound-rugby-fm-touch-fm

Consultation: talkSPORT - proposals to reduce AM coverage

  • Consultation
  • Start: 23 October 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 20 November 2019

We are proposing to reduce the transmission coverage of its AM national commercial radio licence by 2.4%.

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

Consultation: Secklow Sounds (Milton Keynes) – Request to change Key Commitments

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 October 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 08 November 2019

Ofcom is considering a Key Commitments change request submitted by Secklow Sounds CIC, which broadcasts to the urban area of Milton Keynes as ‘Secklow Sounds’.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/secklow-sounds-key-commitments-change-request

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Railsite Telecom Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 27 September 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 28 October 2019

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

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

Consultation on the Calling Line Identification guidelines

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 November 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 06 December 2019

Proposal to insert a new paragraph into the CLI guidelines to clarify that any type of Public Communications Network Number may be used as the Network Number with provisions.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/cli-guidance-consultation

Statement: Decision to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Repeater) (Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 12 July 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 05 September 2019

We have decided to change the technical parameters allowed for licence exempt in-vehicle low gain mobile phone repeaters and amend the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Repeater) (Exemption) Regulations 2018 to implement these changes.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposal-wireless-telegraphy-regulations

Consultation: Compensating providers delivering universal services

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 November 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 07 January 2020

We are proposing rules and procedures providers should follow to make a claim for any unfair costs involved in providing the broadband universal service.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/compensating-providers-delivering-universal-services

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Exascale Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 01 November 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 02 December 2019

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to VX Fiber Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 01 November 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 02 December 2019

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Telcom Infrastructure Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 01 November 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 02 December 2019

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

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

Consultation: Short-term restricted service licensing review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 03 October 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 31 October 2019

We are proposing to cease two aspects of our policy on licensing short-term restricted services licences (SRSL).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/short-term-restricted-service-licensing-review

Consultation: Notice of Ofcom’s proposals to amend the spectrum trading and register regulations

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 October 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 03 December 2019

We propose to update the spectrum trading and register regulations to include the new Shared Access Licences and Local Access Licences.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/proposal-amend-spectrum-trading-and-register-regulations

Consultation: Award of the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum bands – Revised proposals on auction design

  • Consultation
  • Start: 28 October 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 09 December 2019

We are consulting on revised proposals for the auction spectrum in the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz bands.

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

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

  • Consultation
  • Start: 28 October 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 09 December 2019

We have set out our proposals for making the auction regulations necessary to implement our revised design for the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum auction.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Jurassic Fibre Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 September 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 21 October 2019

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

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

Consultation: Promoting competition and investment in fibre networks – Measures to support Openreach's trial in Salisbury – migrating customers to full fibre and withdrawing copper services

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 July 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 06 September 2019

Openreach has announced plans for a trial in Salisbury in which it aims to migrate customers to full fibre and then withdraw copper services there at the end of 2022.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/measures-support-openreach-trial-salisbury

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Axione UK Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 18 October 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 18 November 2019

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Cellnex UK Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 18 October 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 18 November 2019

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Cellnex Connectivity Solutions Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 18 October 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 18 November 2019

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

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