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Further consultation: Making on-demand services accessible

We are consulting on our initial views on how the regulatory scheme for making on-demand services accessible should work, and more detailed recommendations on the signing requirements.

Consultation: Notice of proposals to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) Regulations 2020

We are consulting on draft regulations, the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) Regulations 2020 (the Proposed Regulations).


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

  • Consultation
  • Start: 21 February 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 12 June 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

Further consultation: Making on-demand services accessible

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 July 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 16 September 2020

We are consulting on our initial views on how the regulatory scheme for making on-demand services accessible should work, and more detailed recommendations on the signing requirements.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/making-on-demand-services-accessible

Further consultation: Protecting participants in TV and radio programmes

  • Consultation

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: Proposed Consent for KCOM to defer its 2019/20 and 2020/21 Regulatory Financial Statements

  • Consultation
  • Start: 04 June 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 06 July 2020

We are consulting on a request from KCOM to change the deadline for publishing its regulatory financial statements.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/kcom-to-defer-regulatory-financial-statements

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to NATS (Services) Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 May 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 29 June 2020

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Obelisk Networks (UK) Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 May 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 29 June 2020

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

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

Statement: Licensing small-scale DAB – how Ofcom will exercise its new functions

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 05 July 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 04 October 2019

This statement sets out how Ofcom will license small-scale DAB using the powers that Government has given us.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/licensing-small-scale-dab-new-powers-and-duties-proposed-by-government

Consultation: Copper retirement – process for determining when copper regulation can be removed

  • Consultation
  • Start: 25 June 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 03 September 2020

We are seeking views on our revised proposal to wait until after our final decisions in the WFTMR statement to consider how to define when copper regulation can be removed.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/copper-retirement-process

Consultation: Notice of proposals to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) Regulations 2020

  • Consultation
  • Start: 25 June 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 31 July 2020

We are consulting on draft regulations, the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) Regulations 2020 (the Proposed Regulations).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/wireless-telegraphy-regulations-2020

Consultation: Promoting investment and competition in fibre networks – Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review 2021-26

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 January 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 May 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: Proposal to apply Code powers to Redshelf Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 May 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 June 2020

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to M 12 Solutions Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 May 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 June 2020

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to M 12 Solutions Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-m-12-solutions-limited

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to CloudHQ Didcot Fibre GP Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 18 May 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 18 June 2020

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Liberty Global Europe 3 Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 18 May 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 18 June 2020

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Liberty Global Europe 3 Limited.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to MGMT Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 June 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 20 July 2020

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Orbital Net Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 June 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 20 July 2020

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Secure Web Services Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 June 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 20 July 2020

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Secure Web Services Limited.

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

Further consultation: Supporting innovation in the 100-200 GHz range

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 May 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 17 June 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

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

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 15 May 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 12 June 2020

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: Bauer Radio stations in the west of England

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 May 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 04 June 2020

Bauer Radio has asked Ofcom to approve the creation of a new approved area in the west of England

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/bauer-radio-stations-west