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Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Affinity Systems Limited (trading as Rymote)

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Affinity Systems Limited (Trading as Rymote).

Ofcom's review of proposed BBC Three television channel

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.


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Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Affinity Systems Limited (trading as Rymote)

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 September 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 18 October 2021

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Affinity Systems Limited (Trading as Rymote).

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

Consultation: Review of rules for prominence of BBC Three

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

Ofcom has published its provisional determination to allow the BBC to proceed with its proposal to bring back BBC Three as a broadcast television channel.

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

Consultation: How Ofcom regulates the BBC

  • Consultation
  • Start: 21 July 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 15 September 2021

We are inviting views on how we can update our regulation of the BBC, so it remains fit for purpose in a digital age.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/how-ofcom-regulates-the-bbc

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

  • Consultation
  • Start: 16 September 2021
  • Status: Open
  • 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

Consultation: Recovering consumer advocacy costs

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 July 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • 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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to euNetworks The Loop Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 September 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 14 October 2021

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

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

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: On-demand programme services – who needs to notify to Ofcom?

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 31 March 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 26 May 2021

The final guidance reflects changes to the regulatory framework which came into force on 1 November 2020 and will replace Ofcom’s previous guidance on who needs to notify.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/odps-who-needs-to-notify

Consultation: Ofcom’s proposals to update the technical conditions of mobile licences in the 800 MHz band

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 July 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 07 September 2021

Now that we have awarded the adjacent 700MHz band for mobile use, we think there are changes we could make to our Spectrum Access 800 MHz licences which would enable mobile network operators to improve their network coverage and increase capacity.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/technical-conditions-of-mobile-licences-in-800-mhz

Consultation: Advertisement of a national radio Additional Services licence

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 September 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 06 October 2021

This consultation seeks views on a new Additional Services licence for which Ofcom intends to invite applications later in 2021.

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

Call for evidence: Net neutrality review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 September 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 02 November 2021

Ofcom has begun a review of how the UK’s net neutrality framework is functioning

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/call-for-evidence-net-neutrality-review

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Hampstead Fibre Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 02 September 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 03 October 2021

This document sets out 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

Consultation: Mobile phone repeaters

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 May 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 28 July 2021

We are proposing to extend the range of repeaters available for people to buy and install themselves without a licence

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/mobile-phone-repeaters-extended-range

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Ociusnet UK Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 August 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 26 September 2021

This document sets out 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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Alnwick Computerware Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 August 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 26 September 2021

This document sets out 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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Simwood Networks Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 August 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 26 September 2021

This document sets out 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

Consultation: Proposed annual licence fees for 2100 MHz spectrum

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 July 2021
  • Status: Open
  • 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

Consultation: The Future of Media Plurality in the UK

  • Consultation
  • Start: 15 June 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 10 August 2021

Ofcom has today launched a programme of work to help inform our next steps on media plurality in the UK and ensuring that the regulatory framework for media plurality remains fit for the online world.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/future-media-plurality-uk

Consultation: Openreach proposed FTTP offer starting 1 October 2021

  • Consultation
  • Start: 06 August 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 06 September 2021

We are inviting views on Openreach's proposal to put new pricing arrangements in place from 1 October 2021.

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