Consultations and statements


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Statement: Approval of Phone-paid Services Authority’s Code of Practice (fifteenth edition)

This Statement sets out Ofcom’s decision to approve the Phone-paid Services Authority’s new Code of Practice under section 121 of the Communication Act 2003.

Statement: Proposal to apply Code powers to Hampstead Fibre Ltd

This final direction confirms Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Hampstead Fibre Ltd.


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Second consultation: future of telephone numbers

  • Consultation
  • Start: 23 April 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 02 July 2021

This consultation proposes amendments to the rules that govern the use of phone numbers in the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/future-of-telephone-numbers

Consultation: guidance for ODPS providers on measures to protect users from harmful material

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 July 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 14 September 2021

Ofcom is consulting on draft guidance on the responsibilities of on-demand programme service (ODPS) providers with regard to harmful material.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/guidance-odps-measures-to-protect-users-from-harmful-material

Statement: Advertisement of a national radio Additional Services licence

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 07 September 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 06 October 2021

This statement document explains our decisions on the matters on which we consulted.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/additional-services-licence-advertisement

Statement: Approval of Phone-paid Services Authority’s Code of Practice (fifteenth edition)

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 30 April 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 11 June 2021

This Statement sets out Ofcom’s decision to approve the Phone-paid Services Authority’s new Code of Practice under section 121 of the Communication Act 2003.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/approval-of-psa-code-of-practice-15

Consultation: Ofcom's review of proposed BBC Three television channel

  • Consultation
  • Start: 16 September 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 14 October 2021

We have published our provisional conclusions that the BBC should be permitted to re-launch BBC Three as a broadcast television channel in January 2022.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/review-bbc-three-television-channel

Statement: Recovering consumer advocacy costs

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 07 July 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 18 August 2021

This short consultation follows on from our 2019 statements on the cost recovery mechanism for the work of the consumer advocacy bodies (“CABs”) on post.

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

Statement: Proposal to apply Code powers to Hampstead Fibre Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 02 September 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 03 October 2021

This final direction confirms Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Hampstead Fibre Ltd.

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

Consultations: Non-geostationary satellite systems

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 July 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 20 September 2021

One of Ofcom’s major priorities is getting everyone connected. We want to make sure people and businesses can access key communications services and to improve access to broadband services in the hardest-to-reach locations.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/non-geostationary-satellite-systems

Consultation: Approach to high excess costs under the broadband universal service

  • Consultation
  • Start: 16 July 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 10 September 2021

In this consultation, we propose to modify our universal broadband service rules, to clarify how BT should provide quotes to customers who have applied to be connected under the scheme.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/approach-to-high-excess-costs-under-the-broadband-universal-service

Statement: Proposal to apply Code powers to Ociusnet UK Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 26 August 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 26 September 2021

This final direction confirms Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Ociusnet UK Ltd.

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

Statement: Proposal to apply Code powers to Alnwick Computerware Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 26 August 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 26 September 2021

This final direction confirms Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Alnwick Computerware Ltd.

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

Statement: Proposal to apply Code powers to Simwood Networks Limited

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 26 August 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 26 September 2021

This final direction confirms Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Simwood Networks Limited.

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

Statement: Proposal to apply Administered Incentive Pricing for the 412–414 MHz, paired with 422–424 MHz, frequency bands

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 03 June 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 16 July 2021

In this statement, we set out our decision on the level of annual licence fee for the 2 x 2 MHz of spectrum at 412–414 MHz paired with 422–424 MHz (the “412 MHz spectrum”).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/annual-licence-fees-for-412-mhz

Statement: guidance for video-sharing platform providers on measures to protect users from harmful material

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 March 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 02 June 2021

Ofcom has published guidance for video-sharing platform (VSP) providers on the regulatory requirements to protect users from harmful material.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/guidance-vsp-harmful-material-measures

Statement: Openreach proposed FTTP offer starting 1 October 2021

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 06 August 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 06 September 2021

We invited views on Openreach's proposal to put new pricing arrangements in place from 1 October 2021. We are not taking any action at this time.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/openreach-proposed-fttp-offer

Statement and consultation: Quick, easy and reliable switching

  • Consultation
  • Start: 03 February 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 09 November 2021

We are consulting on 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: Proposed annual licence fees for 2100 MHz spectrum

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 July 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 September 2021

In this consultation, we set out our proposals for the level of annual licence fees for 2100 MHz spectrum, and on draft regulations to implement them.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/proposed-annual-licence-fees-2100-mhz-spectrum

Statement: Request for change of licence conditions relating to the provision of news output on Channel 5

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 30 June 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 30 July 2021

We are proposing to accept the licence variation requested by Channel 5 in relation to its news provision requirements.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/licence-change-request-for-news-output-on-channel-5

Update: Ofcom to advise Secretary of State on News Corp UK and Ireland Limited's application to be released from newspapers Undertakings

  • Consultation
  • Start: 02 August 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 16 August 2021

The Secretary of State has asked Ofcom to provide advice on the application by News UK to remove the Undertakings pertaining to The Times and the Sunday Times newspapers.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/advice-to-secretary-of-state-news-corp-newspaper-undertakings

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to AJ Technology Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 September 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 25 October 2021

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

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