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Consultation: Regulatory Financial Reporting – Consultation on proposed regulatory financial reporting directions for KCOM

In this document we consult on a new set of directions relating to KCOM’s Regulatory Financial Reporting obligations.

Consultation on end-of-contract and out-of-contract notifications

Proposals to set new rules that will require communications providers to send a notification to their customers when they approach the end of their minimum contract period.


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Draft statement: Personal numbering – Review of the 070 number range

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 06 December 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 28 February 2018

Our provisional assessment of the market for terminating 070 numbers, and proposals for the regulation of this market.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/review-070-number-range

Consultation: Satellite filings cost recovery

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 June 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 06 September 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: Regulatory Financial Reporting – Consultation on proposed regulatory financial reporting directions for KCOM

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 August 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 11 September 2018

In this document we consult on a new set of directions relating to KCOM’s Regulatory Financial Reporting obligations. These cover all markets in which KCOM is regulated.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/regulatory-financial-reporting-directions-kcom

Further consultation: Mobile Call Termination Market Review 2018-2021

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 17 November 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 15 January 2018

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

Consultation on end-of-contract and out-of-contract notifications

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 July 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 09 October 2018

Yn yr ymgynghoriad hwn, rydyn ni wedi cyflwyno cynigion i osod rheolau newydd a fydd yn mynnu bod darparwyr cyfathrebiadau yn anfon hysbysiad at eu cwsmeriaid pan fyddan nhw’n agosáu at ddiwedd cyfnod sylfaenol eu contract.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/end-of-contract-notifications

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 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

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

Statement: Local TV licensing - Decision not to advertise or re-advertise certain local TV licences

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 20 April 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 01 June 2018

This statement confirms our provisional decision not to advertise or re-advertise local TV licences for 13 specific areas, or substitute areas, where no licence has been awarded to date.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/local-tv-licensing

Statement: Review of the General Conditions of Entitlement

  • Regulation
  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 19 September 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 14 November 2017

The documents on this page relate to the changes we have decided to make to the General Conditions of Entitlement – the regulatory rules that all communications providers must follow to operate in the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/review-general-conditions

Consultation: Commissioning for the BBC’s Public Services

  • Consultation
  • Start: 30 July 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 24 September 2018

The Charter and Agreement place requirements on the BBC to increase the amount of those programmes and materials it commissions through a contestable process between producers.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/commissioning-bbc-public-services

Consultation: The BBC’s commercial and trading activities: requirements and guidance

  • Consultation
  • Start: 30 July 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 24 September 2018

Consultation on updates to the requirements around the interaction between the BBC Public Service and its commercial activities.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/bbc-commercial-trading-activities

Statement on changes to the General Conditions of Entitlement

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 26 April 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 28 May 2018

This statement sets out Ofcom's decision to amend general condition C6.6, additional changes to our guidance on Calling Line Identification facilities, and a number of minor drafting changes.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/changes-general-conditions-of-entitlement

Call for expressions of interest: Small-scale DAB

  • Consultation
  • Start: 27 July 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 21 September 2018

Ofcom is seeking expressions of interest from parties wanting to operate small scale DAB multiplexes and/or who are interested in providing services on these future multiplexes.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/small-scale-dab-interest

Wholesale local access market review: Duct and pole access remedies

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 April 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 15 June 2017

This consultation concerns Openreach’s duct and pole access product, known as physical infrastructure access (PIA).

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

Consultation: Proposed changes to the linear EPG Code and future of the prominence regime

  • Consultation
  • Start: 25 July 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 05 October 2018

This consultation sets out the findings from our review of the prominence section of the EPG Code and our proposed changes.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/epg-code-prominence-regime

Consultation: Review of the Premium Rate Services Condition

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 July 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 21 September 2018

This consultation sets out Ofcom’s proposal to modify the Premium Rate Services Condition in order to extend the definition of ‘Controlled Premium Rate Service’ to include all Information, Connection and Signposting Services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/review-premium-rate-services-condition

Consultation: Review of Second Class stamp safeguard caps

  • Consultation
  • Data
  • Start: 26 July 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 04 October 2018

Consultation on proposals for the continued regulation of Royal Mail’s Second Class stamp prices. Supported by residential omnibus survey and business postal survey datasets.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/review-second-class-stamp-safeguard-cap

Children's content review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 November 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 31 January 2018

We're inviting comments on our plans to carry out a review of children’s content on TV and on-demand and streaming services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/childrens-content-review

Statement: Request to change Format - Original 106

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 May 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 21 June 2018

Original Aberdeen FM Limited holds a FM commercial radio licence for Aberdeen and the surrounding areas, broadcasting as Original 106. A request from Original 106 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/original-106-format-change

Statement: Review of spectrum used by fixed wireless services

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 07 December 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 01 February 2018

This document summarises our key findings on how the uses of fixed wireless links could change over the next 5-10 years, and consults on specific areas which focus on enabling ultra-high capacity wireless backhaul requirements for the future.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/fixed-wireless-spectrum-strategy