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Consultations and statements


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Consultations: Non-geostationary satellite systems

One of Ofcom’s major priorities is getting everyone connected. We want to make sure people and businesses can access key communications services and to improve access to broadband services in the hardest-to-reach locations.

Call for inputs: Review of measures to protect people in debt or at risk of disconnection

Ofcom are seeking input on whether now is the right time to consider if protections for people in debt or struggling to pay remain appropriate, or whether there is a case for strengthening them.


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Consultation: How Ofcom regulates the BBC

  • Consultation
  • Start: 21 July 2021
  • Status: Open
  • 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

Call for inputs: Review of measures to protect people in debt or at risk of disconnection

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 July 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 30 September 2021

Ofcom are seeking input on whether now is the right time to consider if protections for people in debt or struggling to pay remain appropriate, or whether there is a case for strengthening them.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/call-for-inputs-review-of-measures-to-protect-people-in-debt-or-at-risk-of-disconnection

Statement: Ofcom review of proposed BBC Three television channel

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 June 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 08 July 2021

We have completed our initial assessment of the BBC's proposal to launch BBC Three as a television channel in January 2022.

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

Consultation: guidance for ODPS providers on measures to protect users from harmful material

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 July 2021
  • Status: Open
  • 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Ofcom is consulting on draft guidance on the responsibilities of on-demand programme service (ODPS) providers with regard to harmful material.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: Notice of proposal to make The Electronic Communications (Universal Service) (Costs) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

  • Consultation
  • Start: 15 June 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 16 July 2021

We are proposing to make some changes to the drafting of The Electronic Communications (Universal Service) (Costs) Regulations 2020 to correct minor errors identified by The Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/uso-funding-regulations-2021

Statement: Supporting the UK’s wireless future – Our spectrum management strategy for the 2020s

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 04 December 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 26 February 2021

This document explains how we will manage use of the radio spectrum - the invisible waves used for all wireless communications - in the interests of everyone in the UK over the next decade.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/supporting-uk-wireless-future

Consultation: Approach to high excess costs under the broadband universal service

  • Consultation
  • Start: 16 July 2021
  • Status: Open
  • 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: BBC Studios' lines of business

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 09 October 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 04 December 2020

This statement sets out our decisions relating to BBC Studios’ changes to its lines of business and the process for notifying future changes set out in the trading and separation requirements.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/bbc-studios-lines-of-business

Statement: Promoting investment and competition in fibre networks – Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review 2021-26

  • Consultation
  • Statement

We have published our decisions for our regulation of the fixed telecoms markets that underpin broadband, mobile and business connections, for the period from April 2021 to March 2026.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/2021-26-wholesale-fixed-telecoms-market-review

Consultation: Proposed annual licence fees for 2100 MHz spectrum

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 July 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 08 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: Open
  • 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: Ofcom’s proposals to update the technical conditions of mobile licences in the 800 MHz band

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 July 2021
  • Status: Open
  • 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: Notice of Ofcom’s changes to licence exemption legislation for Wireless Telegraphy Devices

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 July 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 12 August 2021

We are consulting on draft regulations (the Wireless Telegraphy (Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (the “Proposed Regulations”)).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/changes-to-licence-exemption-legislation-wireless-telegraphy

Consultation: Recovering consumer advocacy costs

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

Statement: Making on-demand services accessible

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 July 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 16 September 2020

Catch-up and on-demand services are increasingly popular, but these services are often not accessible to people with hearing and sight impairments, because they don’t provide features like subtitles, audio description and signing.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/further-statement-making-on-demand-services-accessible

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

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 04 August 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 10 November 2020

Ofcom would like to update on 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

Call for inputs: Review of postal regulation

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 March 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 20 May 2021

Ofcom is inviting views on the main themes we are considering as part of our review of postal regulation.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/postal-regulation-review

Second consultation: future of telephone numbers

  • Consultation
  • Start: 23 April 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 02 July 2021

This consultation proposes amendments to the rules that govern the use of phone numbers in the UK.

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

Call for inputs: Openreach proposed FTTP offer starting 1 October 2021

  • Consultation
  • Start: 02 July 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 16 July 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

Statement: Existing Openreach FTTP offers with geographic pricing

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 18 March 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 29 April 2021

Ofcom has decided to grant consent in relation to three existing Openreach FTTP offers with geographic pricing.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/existing-openreach-fttp-offers-with-geographic-pricing