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Consultation: Love Sport (North London) – Request to change Format

We are consulting on a request from A Spokesman Said Limited to change the ‘Character of Service’ of its North London licence, which broadcasts as ‘Love Sport’.

Consultation: Open Communications – Enabling people to share data with innovative services

In this consultation we examine the case for Open Communications, an initiative for people and businesses in the telecoms and pay TV markets.


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Consultation: Open Communications – Enabling people to share data with innovative services

  • Consultation
  • Start: 04 August 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 10 November 2020

In this consultation we examine the case for Open Communications, an initiative for people and businesses in the telecoms and pay TV markets.

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

Consultation: Love Sport (North London) – Request to change Format

  • Consultation
  • Start: 04 August 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 01 September 2020

We are consulting on a request from A Spokesman Said Limited to change the ‘Character of Service’ of its North London licence, which broadcasts as ‘Love Sport’.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/love-sport-north-london-request-to-change-format

Statement: Award of the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum bands

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 15 May 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 12 June 2020

We are preparing to award spectrum in the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz band to enable the industry to provide services with greater capacity and wider coverage.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/award-700mhz-3.6-3.8ghz-spectrum

Helping consumers get better deals: review of pricing practices in fixed broadband

  • 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: Promoting competition and investment in fibre networks – Pricing wholesale local access services in Geographic Area 3 with a BT Commitment to deploy a fibre network

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 July 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 16 September 2020

We have set out our proposed approach to regulation in Area 3, in light of Openreach's commitment to extend its fibre network to 3.2 million properties.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/bt-commitment-area-3-fibre-network

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

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 January 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 May 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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to MGMT Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 June 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 20 July 2020

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Orbital Net Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 June 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 20 July 2020

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Secure Web Services Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 June 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 20 July 2020

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

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

Statement: BBC Children’s news and first-run UK originated programmes

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 15 November 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 13 December 2019

We have set out our final decisions following a request by the BBC to change its Operating Licence in order to better serve younger audiences.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/bbc-childrens-change-operating-licence

Statement: Consent for KCOM to defer its 2019/20 and 2020/21 Regulatory Financial Statements

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 04 June 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 06 July 2020

We are granting consent for KCOM to change the deadline for publishing its regulatory financial statements.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/kcom-to-defer-regulatory-financial-statements

Further consultation: Implementing the new European Electronic Communications Code – revised proposals for annual best tariff information and business customer definitions

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 July 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 11 September 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

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

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 17 January 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • 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

Call for inputs: Emerging technologies and their potential impact on the communications industry

  • Consultation
  • Start: 23 July 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 03 September 2020

We are interested in hearing about any emerging technologies that could change the shape of the communications industry in the coming years.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/emerging-technologies

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to 5ibre Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 23 July 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 24 August 2020

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to 5ibre Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-5ibre-limited

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Neutralone Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 23 July 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 24 August 2020

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

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

Treating vulnerable customers fairly: a guide for phone, broadband and pay-TV providers

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 25 September 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 20 November 2019

We are proposing measures that broadband, phone and pay-TV providers could adopt to make sure they treat vulnerable people fairly.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/treating-vulnerable-consumers-fairly

Statement: Ofcom's Plan of Work 2020/21

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 07 January 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 25 February 2020

We have today set out our priorities and work programme for the new financial year.

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

Statement: Bauer Radio stations in the west of England

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 07 May 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 04 June 2020

Ofcom has approved two new approved areas which Bauer Radio has asked Ofcom to create for FM local radio licences it owns.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/bauer-radio-stations-west

Statement: Bauer Radio stations in the south of England

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 07 May 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 04 June 2020

Ofcom has approved two new approved areas which Bauer Radio has asked Ofcom to create for FM local radio licences it owns.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/bauer-radio-stations-south