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Consultation: Regulatory financial reporting

Consultation on a set of draft directions relating to BT’s regulatory financial reporting obligations.

Consultation: Dark fibre

Consultation on adding dark fibre to the remedies for business connectivity markets.


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Use of the 700 MHz guard band for PMSE

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 20 April 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 13 July 2017

This statement sets out our decision to allow Programme Making and Special Events (PMSE) users to continue to access the 700 MHz guard band (694 to 703 MHz) beyond 1 May 2020.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/700-mhz-guard-band-pmse

WLA market review: Consultation on pricing proposals for Duct and Pole Access remedies

  • Consultation
  • Start: 01 August 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 12 September 2017

This consultation concerns Openreach’s duct and pole access product, and includes detailed pricing proposals on the setting of rental charges.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/pricing-proposals-duct-pole-access

Wholesale local access market review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 June 2017

A 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

Consultation: Dark fibre

  • Consultation
  • Start: 23 November 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 29 December 2017

Consultation on adding dark fibre to the remedies for business connectivity markets.

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

Notice of proposal to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Exemption and Amendment) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

  • Regulation
  • Consultation
  • Start: 23 November 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 24 December 2017

Consultation on proposals to make regulations that would amend the existing Wireless Telegraphy licence exemption criteria for short range devices (SRDs) and certain low powered mobile phone repeaters.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/regulations-short-range-devices-mobile-repeaters

Consultation: Mobile call termination market review 2018-21

  • Consultation
  • Start: 27 June 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 05 September 2017

We are seeking views on our proposals for regulation of the wholesale mobile call termination market, 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2021.

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
  • Start: 17 November 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 18 December 2017

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: Automatic compensation

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 05 June 2017

In this statement, we set out our conclusion that there is a need for an automatic compensation scheme to protect residential consumers who suffer from certain service quality failures with their landline and/or broadband services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/automatic-compensation

Consultation: Clarifying how mobile numbers can be used by Communications Providers

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 November 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 21 December 2017

This document proposes changes to the National Telephone Numbering Plan to clarify how 07X numbers are to be used.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/modification-national-telephone-numbering

Wholesale Local Access Market Review: Further consultation on proposed charge control for wholesale standard and superfast broadband

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 September 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 26 October 2017

We are consulting further on specific issues relating to our proposed controls of the maximum charges that Openreach can make for the wholesale access services used to provide telephone and broadband services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/wla-market-review-further-consultation-on-charge-control

Statement: Mobile phone repeaters

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 05 April 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 06 June 2017

This document sets out proposals to allow consumers to operate two categories of mobile phone repeaters on a licence-exempt basis i.e. with no need for a licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/mobile-phone-repeaters

Notice of Ofcom’s proposal to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Ultra-Wideband Equipment) (Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

  • Consultation
  • Start: 23 October 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 24 November 2017

We're consulting on our proposal to make new regulations by statutory instrument that would amend the existing Wireless Telegraphy licence exemption criteria for Ultra Wideband (UWB) devices.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/ultra-wideband-equipment

BBC performance

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 29 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 17 July 2017

This Statement sets out our first operating licence for the BBC and our performance framework, together with the processes for setting and amending these in the future.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/bbc-performance

Proposal to apply Code Powers to County Broadband Limited

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 13 October 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 13 November 2017

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code to Country Broadband Limited.

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

Proposal to apply Code Powers to Boundless Networks Limited

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 13 October 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 13 November 2017

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code to Boundless Networks Limited.

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

Consultation: Broadband Speeds Codes of Practice

  • Consultation
  • Start: 06 October 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 10 November 2017

We are proposing to strengthen the current codes to improve broadband speed estimates provided at the point of sale, after sale and in customer contracts.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/broadband-speeds-codes-practice

Statement: Spectrum Radio - Request to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 13 July 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 10 August 2017

A request from the owner of Spectrum Radio Limited to change the Format of Spectrum Radio, a commercial radio service that broadcasts to Greater London on the AM (medium wave) band, has been approved by Ofcom.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/spectrum-radio-request-to-change-format

Consultation: Guidelines for Calling Line Identification Facilities

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 September 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 14 November 2017

We're consulting on our updated guidance for communications providers on the obligation to provide Calling Line Identification (CLI) facilities.

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

Quality of Service for WLR, MPF and GEA (further consultation)

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 September 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 26 October 2017

This document follows our consultation on Quality of Service for WLR, MPF and GEA, published in March 2017 as part of our reviews of the narrowband and wholesale local access markets

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/quality-service-wlr-mpf-gea

List of wholesale call termination providers and ISDN30 charge control clarification

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 August 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 September 2017

This document invites comments on our revised proposed list of telecoms providers that have significant market power in wholesale call termination and our proposal to include an additional service in our proposed wholesale ISDN30 charge control.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/wct-providers-isdn30