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Further consultation: Protecting participants in TV and radio programmes

We are proposing new rules to require broadcasters to take 'due care' of people participating in television and radio programmes, extending existing protections.

Consultation: Proposed measures to require compliance with international guidelines for limiting exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF)

We are proposing to include a specific condition in Wireless Telegraphy Act licences requiring licensees to comply with the relevant levels from the ICNIRP Guidelines.


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Further consultation: Protecting participants in TV and radio programmes

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 March 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 07 July 2020

We are proposing new rules to require broadcasters to take 'due care' of people participating in television and radio programmes, extending existing protections.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/protecting-tv-radio-participants

Consultation: Improving spectrum access for wifi – spectrum use in the 5 and 6 GHz bands

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 January 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 20 March 2020

We are proposing to make the lower 6 GHz band available for wifi, to improve the wifi experience for people and businesses.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/improving-spectrum-access-for-wi-fi

Statement: Bradford Asian Radio – request to change Key Commitments

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 05 November 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 09 January 2020

Ofcom is considering the Key Commitments change request submitted by Bradford Asian Radio Limited Company (‘BAR’), which holds a community radio licence for Bradford broadcasting as ‘Bradford Asian Radio’.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/bradford-asian-radio-key-commitments-change

Statement: Award of the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum bands

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 18 December 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • 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 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: Promoting investment and competition in fibre networks – Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review 2021-26

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 January 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 01 April 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: Fair treatment and easier switching for broadband and mobile customers – Proposals to implement the new European Electronic Communications Code

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 December 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 03 March 2020

We are proposing a new package of measures to protect broadband, mobile, pay TV and landline phone customers and help ensure they get a fair deal.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposals-to-implement-new-eecc

Consultation: Promoting competition and investment in fibre networks – BT Regulatory Financial Reporting

  • Consultation
  • Start: 06 February 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 24 April 2020

Our proposals cover the preparation and presentation of information published by BT, and information provided privately to Ofcom.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/bt-financial-reporting

Consultation: Digital Comparison Tools – proposed changes to Ofcom’s voluntary accreditation scheme

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 December 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 28 February 2020

We are proposing changes to our accreditation scheme to make sure comparison tools continue to work for customers in the digital market.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposed-changes-voluntary-accreditation-scheme

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Aquind Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 21 January 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 21 February 2020

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Liberty Networks Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 21 January 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 21 February 2020

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

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

Consultation: Proposed measures to require compliance with international guidelines for limiting exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF)

  • Consultation
  • Start: 21 February 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 15 May 2020

We are proposing to include a specific condition in Wireless Telegraphy Act licences requiring licensees to comply with the relevant levels from the ICNIRP Guidelines.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Optifi Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 February 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 17 March 2020

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Net Support UK Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 February 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 17 March 2020

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

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

Consultation: XS Manchester – Request to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Start: 16 December 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 17 January 2020

We are consulting on a request from Real Radio XS to change the character of service for its Manchester licence.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to People's Fibre Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 10 January 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 11 February 2020

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to People's Fibre Ltd.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Fidelity Broadband Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 December 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 17 January 2020

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Fidelity Broadband Ltd.

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

Consultation: Supporting innovation in the 100-200 GHz range

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 January 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 20 March 2020

We are proposing to enable greater access to Extremely High Frequency (EHF) spectrum in the 100-200 GHz frequency range, given the potential to support a range of new wireless services in the future.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/supporting-innovation-100-200-ghz

Invitation to comment: Public interest test on the completed acquisition by Daily Mail and General Trust plc of JPI Media Publications Limited and thus the ‘i’ newspaper

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 January 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 05 February 2020

On 21 January 2020, the Secretary of State issued a Public Interest Intervention Notice concerning the acquisition by Daily Mail and General Trust plc of JPI Media Publications Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/public-interest-test-jpi-media-publications

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