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Consultation: Supporting innovation in the 100-200 GHz range

We are proposing to enable greater access to spectrum in the 100-200 GHz frequency range, given the potential to support a range of new wireless services in the future.

Consultation: Improving spectrum access for wifi – spectrum use in the 5 and 6 GHz bands

We are proposing to make the lower 6 GHz band available for wifi, to improve the wifi experience for people and businesses.


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Consultation: Notice of Ofcom’s proposal to make regulations for the award of 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum – Proposals to make the auction regulations

  • Consultation
  • Start: 28 October 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 December 2019

We have set out our proposals for making the auction regulations necessary to implement our revised design for the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum auction.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/auction-regulations-award-700-mhz-3.6-3.8-ghz-spectrum

Consultation: Supporting innovation in the 100-200 GHz range

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 January 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 20 March 2020

We are proposing to enable greater access to Extremely High Frequency (EHF) spectrum in the 100-200 GHz frequency range, given the potential to support a range of new wireless services in the future.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/supporting-innovation-100-200-ghz

Consultation: Improving spectrum access for wifi – spectrum use in the 5 and 6 GHz bands

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 January 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 20 March 2020

We are proposing to make the lower 6 GHz band available for wifi, to improve the wifi experience for people and businesses.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/improving-spectrum-access-for-wi-fi

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

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 January 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 01 April 2020

We have published our detailed plans for regulation from April 2021 of the fixed telecoms markets that underpin broadband, mobile and business connections.

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

Statement: talkSPORT - proposals to reduce AM coverage

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 23 October 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 20 November 2019

Following a public consultation, Ofcom has decided to approve proposals from talkSPORT to reduce by 2.4% the transmission coverage of its AM national commercial licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/talksport-proposals-to-reduce-am-coverage

Consultation: Review of Ofcom's Code on Television Access Services and Guidance on BBC Accessibility

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 November 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 31 January 2020

We are reviewing how the BBC should make its UK Public Services accessible, and consulting on changes to improve the clarity of our Code on Television Access Services for all broadcasters.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/review-code-television-access-services

Consultation: Jack FM2 (Oxford) - Request to change format

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 December 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 January 2020

Jack Media proposes to relaunch JACK FM2 as ’JACK 3’, and wishes to change the ‘Character of Service’ of the Oxford licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/jack-fm2-format-change

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to People's Fibre Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 10 January 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 11 February 2020

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to People's Fibre Ltd.

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

Consultation: Bradford Asian Radio - Request to change Key Commitments

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 November 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 January 2020

Ofcom is considering the Key Commitments change request submitted by Bradford Asian Radio Limited Company (‘BAR’), which holds a community radio licence for Bradford broadcasting as ‘Bradford Asian Radio’.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/bradford-asian-radio-key-commitments-change

Consultation: Fair treatment and easier switching for broadband and mobile customers – Proposals to implement the new European Electronic Communications Code

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 December 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 03 March 2020

We are proposing a new package of measures to protect broadband, mobile, pay TV and landline phone customers and help ensure they get a fair deal.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposals-to-implement-new-eecc

Consultation: Proposed Plan of Work 2020-21

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 January 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 25 February 2020

We have today set out our planned programme of work for the next financial year.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/plan-of-work-2020-21

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Arqiva No. 2 Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 November 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 30 December 2019

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Arqiva No. 2 Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-arqiva-2-limited

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Arqiva No. 3 Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 November 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 30 December 2019

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Arqiva No. 3 Limited.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Lonsdale Network Services Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 November 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 30 December 2019

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Lonsdale Network Services Limited.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Hen Beudy Services Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 02 December 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 02 January 2020

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Hen Beudy Services Limited.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to I4 Technology Group Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 02 December 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 02 January 2020

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to I4 Technology Group Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-i4-technology-group-limited

Consultation: Upgrading broadband customers to superfast products

  • Consultation
  • Start: 25 November 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 23 December 2019

We are proposing changes to regulations that require Openreach to install new broadband connections within a set period of time. This would enable broadband companies to upgrade their customers to faster broadband products more efficiently.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/gea-fttc-bulk-grouping-process

Consultation: Compensating providers delivering universal services

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 November 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 07 January 2020

We are proposing rules and procedures providers should follow to make a claim for any unfair costs involved in providing the broadband universal service.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/compensating-providers-delivering-universal-services

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Fibre Assets Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 December 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 17 January 2020

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Fibre Assets Limited.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Fidelity Broadband Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 December 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 17 January 2020

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Fidelity Broadband Ltd.

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