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Improving access to 5.8 GHz spectrum for broadband fixed wireless access

This document consults on plans to enable access to additional frequencies for broadband fixed wireless access in the 5725-5850 MHz band, known as the 5.8GHz band.

Mobile donor conveyance charges 2018-2021

This document concerns the level of wholesale porting charges that mobile communications providers charge each other in order to recover certain costs associated with the provision of mobile number portability.


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Statement: Listed events - Six Nations Rugby Union Championship

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 19 April 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 17 May 2017

Ofcom has received requests from the BBC and ITV for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the Six Nations Tournament for 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/listed-events-six-nations-rugby-union-championship

The BBC’s trading activities: Statement on requirements and guidance

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 29 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 24 May 2017

See our statement and guidelines on the requirements we proposed to place on the BBC to protect fair and effective competition in how the BBC carries out its trading activities.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/bbc-trading-activities

Review of mobile donor conveyance charges for the period 2018 to 2021

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 July 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 30 August 2017

This document concerns the level of wholesale porting charges that mobile communications providers charge each other in order to recover certain costs associated with the provision of mobile number portability.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/review-of-mobile-donor-conveyance-charges-for-the-period-2018-to-2021

Decision to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Communication Services on Ships) (Exemption) Regulations 2017

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 31 May 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 03 July 2017

We're propose to make new regulations that would enable passengers to connect their mobile devices (with 2G, 3G and 4G technologies) to a system providing mobile communication on board ships.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/mobile-on-ships-regulations-2017

Call for inputs: Helping consumers to engage in communications markets

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 July 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 15 September 2017

Ofcom is seeking views from interested parties about how we can further empower consumers and help them to better engage in communications markets.

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

Delivering a more independent Openreach

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 17 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 28 April 2017

On 10 March 2017, BT notified Ofcom of voluntary commitments to further reform Openreach.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/delivering-a-more-independent-openreach

Spectrum Radio - Request to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 July 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 10 August 2017

Ofcom is consulting on whether to approve a Format Change Request from Spectrum Radio Limited (‘Spectrum Radio’), which holds an AM commercial radio licence for Greater London, broadcasting as Spectrum Radio.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/spectrum-radio-request-to-change-format

Statement: Decision to make Wireless Telegraphy Exemption Regulations 2017

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 09 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 11 April 2017

This document sets out Ofcom’s decision to make regulations that will allow Wi-Fi use in the 5.8 GHz band.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/wireless-telegraphy-exemption-regulations-2017

Notice of proposal to make regulations in connection with the award of 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz spectrum

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 July 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 14 August 2017

This document sets out proposed Regulations for the award by auction of radio spectrum licences in the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/notice-of-proposal-to-make-regulations-in-connection-with-the-award-of-2.3-ghz-and-3.4-ghz-spectrum

Further consultation: Narrowband Market Review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 06 July 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 07 August 2017

Proposals on price notification remedies in the wholesale call termination (WCT) markets and regulation of BT’s interconnect circuits.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/further-consultation-narrowband-market-review

Policy for the DECT guard band

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 September 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 08 December 2016

This document is consulting on the policy for authorising use of spectrum in the range 1781.7 - 1785 MHz block paired with 1876.7 - 1880 MHz block, which we refer to as the "DECT guard band".

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/DECTGB

Consultation: Review of Security Guidance

  • Consultation
  • Start: 30 June 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 07 September 2017

This consultation document seeks views on changes we propose to make to our published guidance for telecoms providers about security.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/review-security-guidance

Non-domestic rates and the price for regulated Dark Fibre

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 11 April 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 May 2017

This document proposes an amendment to one of the regulatory conditions imposed on BT under the April 2016 Business Connectivity Market Review.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/ndr-regulated-dark-fibre

Public interest test on the proposed acquisition of Sky plc by Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.

  • Consultation
  • Start: 16 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 30 March 2017

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/public-interest-test-sky-fox

Consultation: Mobile call termination market review 2018-21

  • Consultation
  • Start: 27 June 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 05 September 2017

We are seeking views on our proposals for regulation of the wholesale mobile call termination market, 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2021.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/mobile-call-termination-market-review

Consultation: Wholesale broadband access market review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 June 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 14 September 2017

This document sets out Ofcom’s provisional assessment of competition within the UK's Wholesale Broadband Access markets.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/wholesale-broadband-access-market-review

Consultation: WLA and WBA Market Reviews - Competition in the Hull area

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 June 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 14 September 2017

We are consulting on proposals for the markets for Wholesale Local Access and Wholesale Broadband Access in the Hull area.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/wholesale-local-broadband-access-market-reviews-hull

Wholesale local access market review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 June 2017

A consultation on proposals for regulation of the wholesale market – the Wholesale Local Access market - for services that use this fixed connection between the local telephony exchange to a home or business premises to deliver broadband or landlines.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/wholesale-local-access-market-review

Quality of service for WLR, MPF and GEA

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 June 2017

Proposals for regulating the quality of Openreach’s services that are used by telecommunications providers to provide broadband and telephone services to customers and businesses.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/quality-of-service

Proposal to apply Code Powers to Airband Community Internet Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 02 June 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 03 July 2017

This document sets out a summary of the contents of an application for Code powers by Airband Community Internet Limited, as well as our proposal to grant Code powers in their favour.

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