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Consultations and statements


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Statement: Proposal to apply Code powers to Last Mile Telecom Limited

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

Consultation: Proposed annual licence fees for 10 GHz, 28 GHz and 32 GHz spectrum

In this consultation, we set out our proposals for the level of annual licence fees for 10 GHz, 28 GHz and 32 GHz spectrum and on the draft regulations to implement them.


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Call for evidence: First phase of online safety regulation

  • Consultation
  • Start: 06 July 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 13 September 2022

We are seeking evidence to strengthen our understanding of the range of approaches and techniques platforms can employ to help them meet their proposed duties under the Online Safety Bill.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/online-safety-regulation-first-phase

Ofcom's responses to external consultations and reports

  • Consultation
  • Speeches and comment
  • Start: 01 January 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 01 January 2016

Ofcom's recent responses to UK consultations.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/ofcomresponses

Statement: Proposal to apply Code powers to Last Mile Telecom Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 21 June 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 July 2022

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to WHP Estates Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 July 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 22 August 2022

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Connect InfraCo Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 July 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 22 August 2022

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to modify the terms on which the Code is applied to Fibrus Networks Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 July 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 22 August 2022

This final direction confirms the proposal to modify the terms on which the electronic communications code is applied to Fibrus Networks Ltd.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/proposal-to-modify-the-terms-on-which-the-code-is-applied-fibrus-networks-ltd

Consultation: National radio multiplex licence renewals

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 June 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 21 July 2022

This consultation sets out our proposals for the decisions we plan to make when renewing the national radio multiplex licences held by Digital One and Sound Digital.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/national-radio-multiplex-licence-renewals

Consultation: Enabling mmWave spectrum for new uses

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 May 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • 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

Consultation: Starlink Internet Services Limited – applications for six non-geostationary orbit earth station (gateway) licences

  • Consultation
  • Start: 21 June 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 19 July 2022

We have assessed Starlink Internet Services Limited's application for six non-geostationary orbiting satellite earth station licences.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/starlink-gateway-licence-applications

Consultation: Proposed annual licence fees for 10 GHz, 28 GHz and 32 GHz spectrum

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 July 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 27 September 2022

In this consultation, we set out our proposals for the level of annual licence fees for 10 GHz, 28 GHz and 32 GHz spectrum and on the draft regulations to implement them.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/annual-licence-fees-10-28-and-32-ghz-spectrum

Statement: 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

Statement: Review of postal regulation

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 December 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 03 March 2022

Ofcom wants all postal users have access to simple, affordable and reliable postal services. This statement sets out Ofcom’s decisions on the regulation of postal services from 2022 to 2027.

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

Consultation: Aligning licence terms in the 3.4-3.8 GHz band

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 May 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 05 July 2022

We are proposing to align the terms of the UK Broadband 3.4 GHz licence with the terms of auctioned licences in the 3.4-3.6 GHz band and align the terms of the UK Broadband 3.6 GHz licence with the terms of auctioned licences in the 3.6-3.8 GHz band.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/aligning-licence-terms-in-the-3.4-3.8-ghz-band

Statement: An update on our sharing proposals for the upper 6 GHz band

  • Consultation
  • Start: 28 February 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 11 April 2022

In light of consultation responses, we have decided not to proceed with our proposals to add the band to the Shared Access licensing framework at present.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/spectrum-sharing-upper-6-ghz-band

Statement: Proposed Disability Action Plan for Northern Ireland

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 January 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 04 March 2022

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposals for our Disability Action Plan, reflecting the measures we have already implemented, and outlining those we propose to take over the period to December 2026.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposed-disability-action-plan-for-ni

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

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 May 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • 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: Updating and clarifying customers’ right to exit contracts for broadband services

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 May 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 June 2022

Ofcom is consulting on our voluntary codes of practice on broadband speeds for residential and business customers so that the right to exit applies to broadband and other bundled services are in line with Ofcom’s revised General Conditions of Entitlement (‘revised GC’s) which will be implemented from 17 June 2022.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/updating-and-clarifying-customers-right-to-exit-contracts-for-broadband-services

Statement: Proposal to apply Code powers to Transmitair Limited

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 25 May 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 27 June 2022

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to E-volve Solutions Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 04 July 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 04 August 2022

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to E-volve Solutions Limited.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to GCI Network Solutions Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 04 July 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 04 August 2022

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

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