Consultations and statements


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Consultation: Promoting competition and investment in fibre networks – Initial consultation on the approach to modelling the costs of a fibre network

We are consulting on our proposed approach to modelling the costs of services provided over a fibre network.

Discussion paper: Making communications markets work well for customers – a framework for assessing fairness

This discussion paper explains how we are likely to assess fairness issues and the kinds of concerns that might prompt intervention.


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Draft statement: Promoting competition and investment in fibre networks – review of the physical infrastructure and business connectivity markets

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 02 November 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 18 January 2019

We have carried out reviews of the market for physical infrastructure, and the market for high-speed business services (’leased lines’).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/review-physical-infrastructure-and-business-connectivity-markets

Statement: Notice of proposal to vary 3.4 GHz radio spectrum licences

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 18 April 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 19 May 2019

We are consulting on proposals made by four licensees to amend the technical conditions of four Spectrum Access 3.4 GHz licences, one Spectrum Access 3.5 GHz licence and one Spectrum Access 3.6 GHz licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/proposal-vary-3.4ghz-radio-spectrum-licences

First consultation: Future of telephone numbers

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 April 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 20 June 2019

In this consultation, we look at how numbers might need to evolve so they continue to promote confidence in telephone services.

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

Consultation: Promoting competition and investment in fibre networks – Initial consultation on the approach to modelling the costs of a fibre network

  • Consultation
  • Start: 21 June 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 02 August 2019

Initial proposals on our approach to modelling the costs of services provided over a fibre network.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/investment-competition-fibre-networks-approach-model

Statement: Review of Regional TV Production and Programming Guidance

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 19 December 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 27 February 2019

This statement sets out our final decisions on changes we are making to our Regional Production and Regional Programming Guidance, and associated compliance and reporting processes.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/review-regional-tv-production-programming-guidance

Discussion paper: Making communications markets work well for customers – a framework for assessing fairness

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 June 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 12 August 2019

Ofcom wants communications providers to do more to put fairness at the heart of their businesses. This discussion paper explains how we are likely to assess fairness issues and the kinds of concerns that might prompt intervention.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/making-communications-markets-work-well-for-customers

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Persimmon Homes Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 June 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 15 July 2019

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Persimmon Homes Limited.

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

Statement: Annual Licence Fees for UK Broadband’s 3.4 GHz and 3.6 GHz spectrum

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 17 December 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 11 February 2019

We are today making the regulations which give effect to this decision. The new fees will become effective on 17 July 2019 (in respect of the 3.4 GHz spectrum) and 31 July 2019 (in respect of the 3.6 GHz spectrum)..

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/annual-licence-fees-3.4-ghz-3.6-ghz-spectrum

BBC iPlayer Competition Assessment: Consultation on Ofcom’s provisional determination

  • Consultation
  • Start: 12 June 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 10 July 2019

We are consulting on our provisional conclusion that the BBC can proceed with planned changes to BBC iPlayer, subject to certain conditions and guidance.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/proposed-changes-bbc-iplayer

Consultation: Defragmentation of spectrum holdings in the 3.4-3.8 GHz band

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 June 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 10 July 2019

We are consulting on new proposals to help defragment the 3.4-3.8 GHz band.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/defragmentation-spectrum-holdings

Consultation: Award of the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum bands

  • Consultation
  • Start: 18 December 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 12 March 2019

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

Statement: Revisions to Digital Radio Technical Codes

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 04 February 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 18 March 2019

This Statement concludes the consultation process, sets out our analysis of the points raised by respondents, and includes our final decision on the proposed changes to the technical codes. The new Technical Code documents will come into force today (11 June 2019).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/revisions-to-digital-radio-technical-codes

Statement: Radio Faza – Request to change Key Commitments

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 13 March 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 15 April 2019

Ofcom is considering the Key Commitments change request submitted by Radio Fiza, which holds a community radio licence for Nottingham broadcasting as ‘Radio Faza’.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-radio-faza-request-to-change-key-commitments

First consultation: Promoting trust in telephone numbers

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 April 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 06 June 2019

This document sets out our proposal for a key change in the way numbers are used by networks, which we believe is necessary to tackle nuisance and scam calls.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/promoting-trust-in-telephone-numbers

First consultation: Future of interconnection and call termination

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 April 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 06 June 2019

In this consultation we discuss the factors that may influence future regulation, and potential options for the future regulatory framework.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/future-of-interconnection-and-call-termination

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

Further consultation: Recovering postal regulation and consumer advocacy costs

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 June 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 08 July 2019

This document is a consultation which sets out Ofcom’s proposed changes to the way we recover our costs of regulating the postal sector.

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

Statement: Nation Radio (Ceredigion) - Request to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 12 April 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 10 May 2019

Radio Ceredigion Limited (‘RCL’) has withdrawn its request to change the Format of the commercial radio licence it holds for Ceredigion.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/nation-radio-ceredigion

Consultation: Business connectivity market review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 02 November 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 18 January 2019

Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Market Review (BCMR) examines the markets for the provision of leased lines in the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/business-connectivity-market-review

Consultation: Physical infrastructure market review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 02 November 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 01 February 2019

This document is a consultation on proposals for regulation that will allow all telecoms providers access to the largest network of suitable telecoms infrastructure: the ducts and poles owned by BT.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/physical-infrastructure-market-review