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Consultation: Localness on commercial radio

This document seeks views on some proposed changes to Ofcom’s localness guidelines for local commercial radio stations.

Call for expressions of interest: Implementing the Broadband Universal Service Obligation

This document explains how we will designate Universal Service Provider(s) to deliver broadband connections, and calls on interested bodies to come forward.


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Consultation: Improving mobile coverage - Proposals for coverage obligations in the award of the 700 MHz spectrum band

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 March 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 04 May 2018

To ensure widespread improvements in mobile coverage across the UK, we are proposing to attach coverage obligations to some of the licences we will award for the 700 MHz band.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/700-mhz-coverage-obligations

Consultation: Localness on commercial radio

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 June 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 03 August 2018

This document seeks views on some proposed changes to Ofcom’s localness guidelines for local commercial radio stations.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/guidelines-localness-commercial-radio

Draft statement: Wholesale broadband access market review

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 22 June 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 14 September 2017

This document sets out Ofcom’s provisional assessment of competition within the UK's Wholesale Broadband Access markets.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/wholesale-broadband-access-market-review

Draft statement: WLA and WBA Market Reviews - Competition in the Hull area

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 22 June 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 14 September 2017

This document sets out the conclusions of our Wholesale Local Access and Wholesale Broadband Access Market Reviews in relation to the Hull Area.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/wholesale-local-broadband-access-market-reviews-hull

Invitation to comment for public interest test on the completed acquisition by Trinity Mirror plc of certain assets of Northern and Shell Media Group Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 02 May 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 08 May 2018

On 10 April 2018, Trinity Mirror plc submitted a merger notice to the CMA in respect of its acquisition of certain publishing assets of Northern and Shell Media Group Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/public-interest-test-trinity-mirror-plc

Call for expressions of interest: Implementing the Broadband Universal Service Obligation

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 June 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 20 August 2018

This document explains how we will designate Universal Service Provider(s) to deliver broadband connections, and calls on interested bodies to come forward.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/implementing-broadband-uso

Consultation: Satellite filings cost recovery

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 June 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 23 August 2018

This consultation provides our analysis of potential options for charging for our satellite filing work, and our proposed charging approach.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/satellite-filings-cost-recovery

Consultation: Directory Enquiries (118) Review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 June 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 22 August 2018

This consultation concerns the use and regulation of 118 numbers (numbers that are used exclusively for directory enquiry services).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/directory-enquiries-118-review

Statement: Love Sport – Request to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 04 May 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 01 June 2018

A request from Love Sport to change the station’s published Format has been approved by Ofcom, following a public consultation.

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

Consultation: Annual Licence Fees for 900 MHz and 1800 MHz frequency bands

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 June 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 03 August 2018

This document consults on the level of annual licence fees we should set for 900 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum, and on draft regulations to achieve that.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/annual-licence-fees-900-1800-mhz

Consultation: UK preparations for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19)

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 June 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 13 September 2018

This document sets out the key issues that will be considered at the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 and explains why they matter to the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/uk-preparations-wrc-19

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to Ulstercom Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 June 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 06 July 2018

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code to Ulstercom Ltd.

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

Consultation: Proposal to modify the direction applied to Code Powers to Arqiva Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 June 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 06 July 2018

Proposal to modify the terms on which the electronic communications code (“the Code”) applies to Arqiva Limited by virtue of an existing direction from Ofcom, dated 10 March 2005 applying the Code to Arqiva Limited.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to Britannia Towers II Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 June 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 06 July 2018

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code to Britannia Towers II Ltd.

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

Consultation: Proposal to modify the direction applied to Code Powers to Arqiva Services Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 June 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 06 July 2018

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to modify the terms on which the electronic communications code (“the Code”) applies to Arqiva Services Limited by virtue of an existing direction from Ofcom, dated 10 March 2005 applying the Code to Arqiva Limited.

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

Statement and further consultation: Recovering postal regulation and consumer advocacy costs

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 March 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 24 May 2018

This document is a consultation which sets out Ofcom’s proposed changes to the way we recover our costs of regulating the postal sector.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/recovering-postal-regulation-costs

Statement: Listed Events - FIFA World Cup 2018

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 20 April 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 18 May 2018

Ofcom has given its consent to the requests from the BBC and ITV to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/fifa-world-cup-2018

Consultation: Proposed guidance on protecting access to emergency organisations when there is a power cut at the customer’s premises

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 May 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 05 July 2018

This consultation proposes guidelines on the measures communications providers should have in place to ensure that customers making calls over broadband are able to make emergency calls in the event of a power cut at their premises.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/access-emergency-organisations-power-cut

Consultation: Amendments to the Universal Service Provider Access Condition in relation to the margin squeeze control

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 May 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 19 July 2018

We have revised our proposals for the margin squeeze condition in the light of the concerns that respondents raised as well as our own analysis of additional information received.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/post-uspac-margin-squeeze

Consultation: Request to change Format - Original 106

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 May 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 21 June 2018

Ofcom is consulting on whether to approve a Format Change Request from Original Aberdeen FM Limited, which holds an FM commercial radio licence for Aberdeen and the surrounding areas, broadcasting as Original 106.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/original-106-format-change