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Consultation: Proposed changes to broadcast licence conditions

This document sets out changes that Ofcom proposes to make to the conditions included in television and radio broadcast licences issued under the Broadcasting Acts 1990 and 1996 and provides licensees with an opportunity to make representations on them.

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Yesfibre Ltd

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


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Further consultation: Making on-demand services accessible

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 July 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • 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

Consultation: Promoting competition and investment in fibre networks – Pricing wholesale local access services in Geographic Area 3 with a BT Commitment to deploy a fibre network

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 July 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 16 September 2020

We have set out our proposed approach to regulation in Area 3, in light of Openreach's commitment to extend its fibre network to 3.2 million properties.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/bt-commitment-area-3-fibre-network

Consultation: Proposed changes to broadcast licence conditions

  • Consultation
  • Start: 10 September 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 08 October 2020

This document sets out changes that Ofcom proposes to make to the conditions included in television and radio broadcast licences issued under the Broadcasting Acts 1990 and 1996 and provides licensees with an opportunity to make representations on them.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/proposed-changes-to-broadcast-licence-conditions

Call for inputs: Emerging technologies and their potential impact on the communications industry

  • Consultation
  • Start: 23 July 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 03 September 2020

We are interested in hearing about any emerging technologies that could change the shape of the communications industry in the coming years.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/emerging-technologies

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

  • Consultation
  • Start: 25 June 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • 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

Statement: Delivering the Broadband Universal Service

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 05 December 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 13 February 2019

We are consulting on who we plan to designate as Broadband Universal Service Providers, and the conditions that should apply for delivering USO connections and services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/delivering-broadband-universal-service

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Yesfibre Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 03 September 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 05 October 2020

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Commsworld Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 03 September 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 05 October 2020

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

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

Consultation: Love Sport (North London) – Request to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Start: 04 August 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 01 September 2020

We are consulting on a request from A Spokesman Said Limited to change the ‘Character of Service’ of its North London licence, which broadcasts as ‘Love Sport’.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Factco Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 August 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 24 September 2020

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Westnetworks Innovations Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 August 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 24 September 2020

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

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

Statement: Automatic compensation

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 March 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 05 June 2017

In this statement, we set out our conclusion that there is a need for an automatic compensation scheme to protect residential consumers who suffer from certain service quality failures with their landline and/or broadband services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/automatic-compensation

Further consultation: Protecting participants in TV and radio programmes

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 March 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 07 July 2020

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: Review of competition rules in the EPG Code

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 August 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 25 September 2020

This consultation sets out our proposals to retain competition rules on electronic programme guide (EPG) providers to continue to support fair and effective competition.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/review-competition-rules-in-epg-code

Consultation: Wholesale Voice Markets Review 2021–26

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 August 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 08 October 2020

This consultation explains how Ofcom proposes to regulate the wholesale markets that underpin landline and mobile telephone calls in the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/2021-26-wholesale-voice-markets-review

Consultation: Open Communications – Enabling people to share data with innovative services

  • Consultation
  • Start: 04 August 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 10 November 2020

In this consultation we examine the case for Open Communications, an initiative for people and businesses in the telecoms and pay TV markets.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/open-communications

Statement: 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

We are preparing to award spectrum in the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz band 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

Helping consumers get better deals: review of pricing practices in fixed broadband

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 14 December 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 01 February 2019

We are examining the scale of any harm resulting from pricing practices in the fixed broadband market, and setting out our proposals to help consumers get better deals.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/helping-consumers-get-better-deals

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 MGMT Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 June 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • 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