Consultations and statements


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Consultation: Request to change Key Commitments for B Radio (Farnborough)

Ofcom is considering a Key Commitments change request for B Radio (Farnborough).

Consultation: Proposed changes to the conditions included in digital television additional service licences

This consultation sets out changes that Ofcom is proposing to make to the conditions included in Digital Television Additional Service (‘DTAS’) licences.


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Consultation: Request to change Key Commitments for B Radio (Farnborough)

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 February 2024
  • Status: Open
  • End: 25 March 2024

Ofcom is considering a Key Commitments change request for B Radio (Farnborough).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/change-key-commitments-b-radio-farnborough

Consultation: Resilience guidance

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 December 2023
  • Status: Open
  • End: 01 March 2024

In this consultation, we are proposing to update our existing resilience guidance to provide greater clarity on how providers of public electronic communications networks and services can comply with their security duties under a new framework for security and resilience that came into force in October 2022.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/resilience-guidance

Consultation: Proposed changes to the conditions included in digital television additional service licences

  • Consultation
  • Start: 21 February 2024
  • Status: Open
  • End: 17 April 2024

This consultation sets out changes that Ofcom is proposing to make to the conditions included in Digital Television Additional Service (‘DTAS’) licences.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposed-licence-condition-changes

Statement: Quick, easy and reliable switching

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 03 February 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 09 November 2021

Ofcom has confirmed proposed amendments to our General Conditions to give effect to these decisions from 3 April 2023.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/simpler-broadband-switching

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Artemis Fibre Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 February 2024
  • Status: Open
  • End: 15 March 2024

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code to Artemis Fibre Limited and invite comments before reaching a final decision.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/proposal-to-apply-code-powers-to-artemis-fibre-limited

Statement: Request from Sunrise Radio to add its Greater London AM licence to the list of “approved licences”

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 08 September 2023
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 06 October 2023

Statement on request from Sunrise Radio to add its Greater London AM licence to the list of “approved licences”.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/local-radio-licence-renewal-request-from-sunrise-radio

Consultation: Notice of proposals to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2024

  • Consultation
  • Start: 12 February 2024
  • Status: Open
  • End: 12 March 2024

Consultation on regulations to update the fees for Wireless Telegraphy Act licences.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/proposals-to-update-the-fees-for-wireless-telegraphy-act-licences

Statement: Mobile phone repeaters - Changes to the Wireless Telegraphy Regulations 2022

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 October 2023
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 04 December 2023

In October 2023 we published a consultation proposing to remove the requirement for 4G repeaters to also repeat 2G/3G signals.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/mobile-phone-repeaters

Consultation: Tackling scam calls – expecting providers to block more calls with spoofed numbers

  • Consultation
  • Start: 01 February 2024
  • Status: Open
  • End: 28 March 2024

We are proposing to update our Calling Line Identification guidance to confirm that providers are expected to identify and block scam calls.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/updating-cli-guidance-to-tackle-scam-calls

Consultation: Analogue Radio Technical Code

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 January 2024
  • Status: Open
  • End: 22 March 2024

Ofcom is consulting on updates to our Site Engineering Code for Analogue Radio Broadcast Transmission Systems.  

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/analogue-radio-technical-code

Call for input: The future of the universal postal service

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 January 2024
  • Status: Open
  • End: 03 April 2024

This call for input sets out evidence that suggests the universal service needs to change to better align with the needs of consumers and to ensure it can continue to be affordable and sustainable in the future. We are seeking input from all interested parties on our assessment, so there can be an informed public debate on how the specification should be modernised for the future.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/the-future-of-the-universal-postal-service

Statement: Review of Second Class safeguard caps 2024

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 26 June 2023
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 01 September 2023

Ofcom’s decisions regarding retail price caps on Royal Mail’s universal postal services to apply from 1 April 2024.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/consultation-review-of-second-class-safeguard-caps-2024

Statement: The BBC’s proposals for BBC Radio Cymru 2

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 16 November 2023
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 14 December 2023

Statement explaining our decision that the BBC may proceed with its proposal to extend the hours of BBC Radio Cymru 2 so that it becomes a UK Public Service in its own right.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/statement-bbcs-proposals-for-welsh-language-radio

Consultation: Request to vary the licensed area of the Bradford small-scale radio multiplex

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 January 2024
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 08 February 2024

This consultation seeks views on a request to change the area to be served by the Bradford small-scale radio multiplex service. A radio multiplex service is the means by which DAB digital radio stations are broadcast.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/request-to-vary-the-licensed-area-of-the-bradford-small-scale-radio-multiplex

Statement: Proposal to apply Code powers to Dense Air Limited

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 10 January 2024
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 10 February 2024

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code to Dense Air Limited and invite comments before reaching a final decision.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/proposal-to-apply-code-powers-to-dense-air-limited

Call for input: Principles for media literacy by design

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 October 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 15 January 2024

Help us understand what good media literacy by design should look like for social media, search, video-sharing and gaming services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/principles-for-media-literacy-by-design

Statement: Request to vary the licensed area of the Winchester small-scale radio multiplex

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 02 January 2024
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 30 January 2024

This statement sets out Ofcom’s decision on a request to change the area to be served by the Winchester small-scale radio multiplex service. A radio multiplex service is the means by which DAB digital radio stations are broadcast.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/request-to-vary-the-licensed-area-of-the-winchester-small-scale-radio-multiplex

Consultation: Ofcom’s proposed Plan of Work 2024/25

  • Consultation
  • Start: 15 December 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 February 2024

Ofcom's proposed plan of work for 2024 to 2025 presented with key deliverables in this consultation.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/ofcoms-proposed-plan-of-work-2024-25

Enabling mmWave spectrum for new uses: Statement and consultation on auction design

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 November 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 January 2024

We have set out the design of the auction for awarding citywide licences for the mmWave spectrum and invite evidence on whether to include a negotiation period in the assignment stage.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/mmwave-spectrum-for-new-uses

Statement: Improving broadband information for consumers

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 08 March 2023
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 03 May 2023

This statement sets out our proposals to help broadband customers make more informed choices.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/improving-broadband-information-for-customers