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Consultation: Absolute Radio – proposals to reduce AM coverage

Consultation on Absolute Radio’s proposals to reduce by 5% the transmission coverage of its AM national commercial radio licence.

Consultation: Ofcom Diversity and Inclusion Programme 2018-2022

This document provides an opportunity for those with an interest in Ofcom’s work on diversity and equality to comment on our objectives and suggest any activities that should be part of our Diversity and Inclusion Programme.


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Consultation: Absolute Radio – proposals to reduce AM coverage

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 February 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 02 March 2018

Consultation on Absolute Radio’s proposals to reduce by 5% the transmission coverage of its AM national commercial radio licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/absolute-radio-proposals-to-reduce-am-coverage

Consultation: Personal numbering - Review of the 070 number range

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

In this document, we set out 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: Definition of New Music on Radio 1 and Radio 2

  • Consultation
  • Start: 23 January 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 20 February 2018

This consultation seeks views on our proposals to update the definition of ‘new music’ used to assess Radio 1 and Radio 2’s compliance with their respective ‘new music’ requirements and to vary the operating licence to reflect the final definition.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/definition-new-music-bbc-radio

Consultation: Ofcom Diversity and Inclusion Programme 2018-2022

  • Consultation
  • Start: 23 January 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 23 February 2018

This document provides an opportunity for those with an interest in Ofcom’s work on diversity and equality to comment on our objectives and suggest any activities that should be part of our Diversity and Inclusion Programme.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/diversity-inclusion-programme-2018-2022

Decision to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Ultra-Wideband Equipment) (Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 23 October 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 24 November 2017

We're consulting on our proposal to make new regulations by statutory instrument that would amend the existing Wireless Telegraphy licence exemption criteria for Ultra Wideband (UWB) devices.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/ultra-wideband-equipment

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

Ofcom review of proposed BBC Scotland television channel

  • Consultation
  • Start: 30 November 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 14 December 2017

The BBC has published its proposal to launch a new television channel for Scotland.

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

Proposal to apply Code Powers to IX Wireless Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 January 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 06 February 2018

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code to IX Wireless Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/ix-wireless-limited

Consultation: How should On-demand Programme Services be made accessible?

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 December 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 03 April 2018

This document seeks input in relation to improving the accessibility of regulated video on-demand programme services to those with hearing and/or visual impairments.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/odps-accessibility

Statement: Decision on reforming the switching of mobile communication services

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 19 May 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 30 June 2017

Decision on reforming the process for switching mobile provider, removing requirements on consumers to pay for their old service during a notice period once they have switched provider, and ensuring consumers are better informed about switching.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/consumer-switching-proposals-to-reform-switching-of-mobile-communications-services

Statement: Review of Security Guidance

  • Consultation
  • Start: 30 June 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 07 September 2017

Statement on updates to Ofcom’s guidance on network and service security.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/review-security-guidance

Statement: Review of regulatory financial reporting for Royal Mail

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 31 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 01 June 2017

Statement setting out our decisions with respect to our proposals for changes to the contents, frequency, disclosure, and deadlines of the regulatory financial reporting required from Royal Mail.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/review-of-regulatory-financial-reporting-for-royal-mail-consultation

Statement: Electronic Communications Code

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 02 June 2017

Digital Economy Act: Code of Practice, Standard Terms of Agreement and Standard Notices.

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

Coexistence of new services in the 700 MHz band with digital terrestrial television

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 09 May 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 18 July 2017

This statement presents the conclusions of our technical analysis of coexistence issues between future mobile services in the 700 MHz band and digital terrestrial television (DTT) in the adjacent band.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/coexistence-of-new-services-in-the-700-mhz-band-with-digital-terrestrial-television

Quality of Service for WLR, MPF and GEA (further consultation)

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 September 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 26 October 2017

This document follows our consultation on Quality of Service for WLR, MPF and GEA, published in March 2017 as part of our reviews of the narrowband and wholesale local access markets

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/quality-service-wlr-mpf-gea

Further consultation: Mobile Call Termination Market Review 2018-2021

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 November 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • 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

Fixed wireless spectrum strategy: Consultation on proposed next steps to enable future uses of fixed wireless links

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 December 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • 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

Consultation: EPG Accessibility

  • Consultation
  • Start: 04 December 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 06 February 2018

This consultation document outlines Ofcom’s proposals to amend the Code of Practice for electronic programme guides (‘EPGs’) to enable people with visual impairments to make better use of them.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/epg-accessibility

Consultation: Proposed Annual Plan 2018-19

  • Consultation
  • Start: 01 December 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 February 2018

Our proposed Annual Plan highlights some of the key work areas that we will seek to deliver in order to meet our goals.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposed-annual-plan-2018-19

Wholesale local access market review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 June 2017

A consultation on proposals for regulation of the wholesale market – the Wholesale Local Access market - for services that use this fixed connection between the local telephony exchange to a home or business premises to deliver broadband or landlines.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/wholesale-local-access-market-review