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Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Swish Fibre Limited

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

Consultation: Listed Events - Rugby World Cup Finals Tournament 2019

Ofcom has received a request from ITV for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the Rugby World Cup Final in Japan from Friday 20 September until Saturday 2 November 2019.


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Consultation: Sheffield Live – Variation request

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 July 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 07 August 2019

Consultation on the proposed change to the programming commitments of Sheffield Live!

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/sheffield-live

Consultation: Local Television Network – Variation Requests on behalf of 17 local TV licensees

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 July 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 07 August 2019

Consultation on the proposed change to programming commitments of 17 local TV licensees.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/local-tv-variations

Review of prominence for public service broadcasting

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 25 July 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 05 October 2018

This consultation sets out the findings from our review of the prominence section of the EPG Code and our proposed changes.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/epg-code-prominence-regime

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to My Fibre Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 July 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 August 2019

We have given a direction to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to My Fibre Limited.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Swish Fibre Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 August 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 09 September 2019

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

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

Consultation: Listed Events - Rugby World Cup Finals Tournament 2019

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 August 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 06 September 2019

Ofcom has received a request from ITV for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the Rugby World Cup Final in Japan from Friday 20 September until Saturday 2 November 2019.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/rugby-world-cup-finals-tournament-2019

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to InTechnology Wi-Fi Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 27 June 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 26 July 2019

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to InTechnology Wi-Fi Limited.

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

BBC iPlayer Competition Assessment: statement on Ofcom's final determination

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 12 June 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • 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: Proposal to apply Code powers to Persimmon Homes Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 June 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • 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 and consultation: Helping consumers to get better deals in communications markets – mobile handsets

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 July 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 16 September 2019

Ofcom is seeking views on a range of potential solutions to ensure customers are sold mobile airtime services and handsets in a way that is fair.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/consumers-communications-markets-mobile-handsets

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

Consultation: Protecting participants in TV and radio programmes

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 July 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 23 September 2019

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: Promoting competition and investment in fibre networks – Initial proposals – Approach to remedies

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 March 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 07 June 2019

This document sets out our initial proposals on the key remedies that will need to be imposed on the wholesale fixed telecoms markets from 2021.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/promoting-investment-competition-fibre-networks-approach-remedies

Consultation: Connect FM (Peterborough) – Request to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 July 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 23 August 2019

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/connect-fm-peterborough

Statement: Recovering postal regulation and consumer advocacy costs

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 05 June 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • 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

Consultation: Connect FM (Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough) – Request to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 July 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 23 August 2019

We are consulting on Communicorp's request to change the character of service of its Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/connect-fm-kettering-corby-wellingborough

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: Communicorp radio stations in the East Midlands and Peterborough – request to create a new approved area

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 July 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 23 August 2019

We are consulting on a request by Communicorp UK Limited (“Communicorp”) to create a new approved area for some of its stations in central England and the East Midlands.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/communicorp-east-midlands-peterborough-approved-area-request

Statement: Enabling wireless innovation through local licensing

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

This statement explains how we will allow more people and businesses to use spectrum from a choice of frequency bands.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/enabling-opportunities-for-innovation

Consultation: Promoting competition and investment in fibre networks – Measures to support Openreach's trial in Salisbury – migrating customers to full fibre and withdrawing copper services

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 July 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 06 September 2019

Openreach has announced plans for a trial in Salisbury in which it aims to migrate customers to full fibre and then withdraw copper services there at the end of 2022.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/measures-support-openreach-trial-salisbury