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Statement: Local TV Limited – Request to change programming commitments

Ofcom is consulting on Local TV Limited's request to change the programming commitments in seven of its licences.


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Statement: Local TV Limited – Request to change programming commitments

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 08 March 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 05 April 2022

Ofcom is consulting on Local TV Limited's request to change the programming commitments in seven of its licences.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/local-tv-limited-request-to-change-programming-commitments

Consultation: Ofcom’s response to Vodafone’s and Telefónica’s requests to update the technical conditions of their mobile licences to enable the deployment of newer technologies including 5G

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 May 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 01 July 2022

In response to requests from Vodafone and Telefónica, we are proposing to make changes to some licences they hold.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/vodafone-and-telefonica-request-to-update-technical-conditions-of-mobile-licences

Statement: Original productions on CBBC – request to change the Operating Licence

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 10 March 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 07 April 2022

We have approved a request from the BBC to change the CBBC original productions quota in its Operating Licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/cbbc-original-productions

Statement: Quick, easy and reliable switching

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 03 February 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 09 November 2021

Ofcom has confirmed proposed amendments to our General Conditions to give effect to these decisions from 3 April 2023.

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

Statement: Proposal to apply Code powers to Energy Assets Fibre Networks Limited

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 07 April 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 09 May 2022

This final direction confirms Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Energy Assets Fibre Networks Limited.

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

Discussion paper: Meeting future demand for mobile data

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 February 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 08 April 2022

In this document we set out our initial thinking for discussion and seek stakeholder views.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/discussion-paper-meeting-future-demand-for-mobile-data

Consultation: Treating vulnerable customers fairly guide – proposals to amend the guide to help ensure customers in debt or struggling to pay are treated fairly

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 March 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 12 May 2022

We are proposing to amend our guide to treating vulnerable customers fairly, so that phone and broadband providers can offer better support.

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

Call for Inputs to review our Diversity in Broadcasting Workforce Surveys

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 April 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 19 May 2022

Call for Inputs to review our Diversity in Broadcasting Workforce Surveys. Having employees that represent our society helps broadcasters to create innovative, imaginative and authentic TV and radio programmes that reflect the lives and experiences of their audiences.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/call-for-inputs-updating-ofcoms-workforce-data-collection

Consultation: Notice of proposal to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Repeater) (Exemption) Regulations 2022

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 March 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 25 April 2022

This consultation document concerns Ofcom’s proposal to make new regulations by statutory instrument.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/wireless-telegraphy-mobile-repeater-exemption-regulations-2022

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Fibrus Networks GB Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 10 May 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 10 June 2022

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

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-fibrus-networks-gb-ltd

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Cellnex Newco 1 Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 10 May 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 10 June 2022

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Cellnex Newco 1 Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-cellnex-newco-1-limited

Consultation: Proposals to amend the authorisation conditions for the use of certain Short-Range Devices

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 May 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 04 July 2022

We propose a number of changes to the technical conditions which apply to Short-Range Devices (SRDs) widely used in consumer Wi-Fi and multimedia equipment, as well as transport and industrial applications.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/authorisation-conditions-for-short-range-devices

Consultation: Restricted services – proposals to increase available spectrum and simplify our approach to licensing

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 March 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 May 2022

We are proposing to change our approach to licensing certain broadcast radio services known as restricted services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/restricted-services-proposals-to-increase-available-spectrum-and-simplify-licensing

Consultation: Enabling mmWave spectrum for new uses

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 May 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 18 July 2022

We are proposing to make a large amount of millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum available across the 26 GHz and 40 GHz bands for use of mobile technology, including 5G.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/mmwave-spectrum-for-new-uses

Helping consumers get better deals: A review of the impact of end-of-contract notifications and pricing commitments by broadband and mobile providers

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 14 December 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 01 February 2019

We are examining the scale of any harm resulting from pricing practices in the fixed broadband market, and setting out our proposals to help consumers get better deals.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/helping-consumers-get-better-deals

Consultation: General policy on ensuring compliance with security duties

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 March 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 31 May 2022

We are consulting on new guidance for telecoms providers, following the introduction of the Telecommunications (Security) Act 2021.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/ensuring-compliance-with-security-duties

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Broadband for Rural Kent Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 03 May 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 03 June 2022

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

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-broadband-for-rural-kent-ltd

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Complete Technology Group Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 03 May 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 03 June 2022

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

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-complete-technology-group-limited

Statement: Proposal to revoke Code powers

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 11 January 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 11 February 2022

Ofcom have confirmed the decision to revoke the directions applying the Code to the following companies who have notified us that they no longer require Code powers and wish for their Code powers to be revoked.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/proposal-to-revoke-code-powers-jan-2022

Statement: Proposal to apply Code powers to Urbanfibre Limited

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 16 March 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 19 April 2022

This final direction confirms Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Urbanfibre Limited.

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