Consultations and statements


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Consultation: Market position of BBC Sounds

We are consulting on our provisional views on the market position and impact of BBC Sounds.

Consultation: Approval of Phone-paid Services Authority’s Code of Practice (fifteenth edition)

This consultation document sets out our assessment of the draft Code in light of the statutory legal tests which we must consider in approving the draft Code.


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Consultation: Market position of BBC Sounds

  • Consultation
  • Start: 04 May 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 29 June 2021

We are consulting on our provisional views on the market position and impact of BBC Sounds.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/bbc-sounds-market-position

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

Consultation: Lyca Dilse Radio – Request to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Start: 30 April 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 28 May 2021

Lyca Media II Ltd wishes to change the ‘Character of Service’ of one of its Greater London licences, which broadcasts as ‘Lyca Dilse Radio’

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/lyca-dilse-radio-format-change

Consultation: Approval of Phone-paid Services Authority’s Code of Practice (fifteenth edition)

  • Consultation
  • Start: 30 April 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 11 June 2021

This consultation document sets out our assessment of the draft Code in light of the statutory legal tests which we must consider in approving the draft Code.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/approval-of-psa-code-of-practice-15

Statement: Decision on changes to licence exemption for Wireless Telegraphy Devices and on licensing equipment in 57 to 71 GHz

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 07 December 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 29 January 2021

We have consulted on draft regulations to allow more spectrum to be used on a licence exempt basis by a number of short-range device applications.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/licence-exemption-licensing-equipment-changes

Second consultation: future of telephone numbers

  • Consultation
  • Start: 23 April 2021
  • Status: Open
  • 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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Spring Fibre Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 April 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 23 May 2021

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Stix Internet Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 April 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 23 May 2021

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Briant Broadband Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 April 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 23 May 2021

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

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

Further consultation: Emergency video relay

  • Consultation
  • Start: 16 February 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 30 March 2021

Video relay services are a way of enabling people who use British Sign Language (BSL) to communicate effectively with people who don’t use BSL.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/further-consultation-emergency-video-relay

Consultation: Listed Events – UEFA European Football Championship Finals Tournament 2020 (taking place in 2021)

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 April 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 18 May 2021

Ofcom has received requests from the BBC and ITV for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the UEFA European Football Championship Finals Tournament 2020.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/listed-events-european-football-championship-finals-2020

Consultation: Quick, easy and reliable switching

  • Consultation
  • Start: 03 February 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 14 April 2021

This consultation sets out our proposals to make it easier for people to switch landline and broadband provider.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/simpler-broadband-switching

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Gigaair Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 April 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 10 May 2021

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Solway Communications Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 April 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 10 May 2021

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Liberty Property Co II Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 April 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 10 May 2021

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

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-liberty-property-co-ii

Statement and Consultation: Listed Events – Rugby League Challenge Cup Finals 2020 and 2021

  • Consultation
  • Start: 16 October 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 13 November 2020

Ofcom is now consulting publicly on granting consent to the BBC for exclusive live coverage of the 2021 Final.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/rugby-league-challenge-cup-finals-2020-2021

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

Consultation: On-demand programme services – who needs to notify to Ofcom?

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 March 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 26 May 2021

The proposed guidance reflects changes to the regulatory framework which came into force on 1 November 2020 and will replace Ofcom’s previous guidance on who needs to notify.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/odps-who-needs-to-notify

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

Statement: Wholesale Voice Markets Review 2021–26

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 13 August 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 08 October 2020

This statement sets out Ofcom’s decisions on the regulation of 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