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Consultation: Emergency video relay – proposal to approve Sign Language Interactions' service

We have assessed Sign Language Interactions’ proposed service against our approval criteria for emergency video relay services.

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Radius BTS Limited

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


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Statement on the making of amendment regulations under section 71 of the Communications Act 2003

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 15 June 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 16 July 2021

We have considered comments received in response to our consultation and set out our decision on the amendment regulations in this document.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/uso-funding-regulations-2021

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

Statement: Market position of BBC Sounds

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 04 May 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 29 June 2021

In this statement we set out our findings on the market position and impact of BBC Sounds in the UK audio sector.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/bbc-sounds-market-position

Statement: Review of rules for prominence of BBC Three

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 16 September 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 14 October 2021

We have approved the relaunch of BBC Three as a broadcast channel. This document sets out our decision that the BBC Three broadcast channel should be located within the first 24 slots of Electronic Programme Guides

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/bbc-three-review-epg-rules

Statement: Ofcom's review of proposed BBC Three television channel

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 16 September 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 14 October 2021

We have decided the BBC may proceed with its plans to relaunch BBC Three as a broadcast television channel.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/review-bbc-three-television-channel

Update: Ofcom advised Secretary of State on News Corp UK and Ireland Limited's application to be released from newspapers Undertakings

  • Consultation
  • Start: 02 August 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 16 August 2021

The Secretary of State has asked Ofcom to provide advice on the application by News UK to remove the Undertakings pertaining to The Times and the Sunday Times newspapers.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/advice-to-secretary-of-state-news-corp-newspaper-undertakings

Consultation: Review of the telephony universal service obligation

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 November 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 11 January 2022

Ofcom is proposing to allow BT and KCOM to remove public call boxes that are no longer needed under a strict set of criteria, which will protect those boxes on which people still rely.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/review-of-the-telephony-universal-service-obligation

Statement: the future of media plurality in the UK

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 15 June 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 10 August 2021

This statement sets out our recommendations for making sure the regulatory framework for media plurality remains fit for the online world.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/future-media-plurality-uk

Consultation: Emergency video relay – proposal to approve Sign Language Interactions' service

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 November 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 17 December 2021

We have assessed Sign Language Interactions’ proposed service against our approval criteria for emergency video relay services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/emergency-video-relay-sli-service

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Radius BTS Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 16 November 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 17 December 2021

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to APC Communications Solutions Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 16 November 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 17 December 2021

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

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-to-apc-communications-solutions-ltd

Statement: Openreach proposed FTTP offer starting 1 October 2021

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 06 August 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 06 September 2021

We invited views on Openreach's proposal to put new pricing arrangements in place from 1 October 2021. We are not taking any action at this time.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/openreach-proposed-fttp-offer

Consultation: Proposal to grant an exception to Royal Mail’s universal service obligations

  • Consultation
  • Start: 12 November 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 13 December 2021

We are consulting on Royal Mail's request to make an exception to the universal service throughout the United Kingdom on 1 January 2022.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/2022-royal-mail-uso-exception

Statement: Approach to high excess costs under the broadband universal service

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 16 July 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 10 September 2021

This statement sets out modifications to our universal broadband service rules, to clarify how BT should provide quotes to customers who have applied to be connected under the scheme.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/approach-to-high-excess-costs-under-the-broadband-universal-service

Statement: Mobile phone repeaters

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 19 May 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 28 July 2021

We have decided to extend the range of static indoor repeaters available for people to buy and install themselves without a licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/mobile-phone-repeaters-extended-range

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

  • Consultation
  • Statement

We have published our decisions for our regulation of the fixed telecoms markets that underpin broadband, mobile and business connections, for the period from April 2021 to March 2026.

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

Statement: Proposal to apply Code powers to BAI Communications Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 September 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 25 October 2021

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

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-proposal-to-apply-code-powers-to-bai-communications-ltd

Statement: Proposal to apply Code powers to AJ Technology Limited

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 September 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 25 October 2021

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

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-proposal-to-apply-code-powers-to-aj-technology-limited

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to WhyFibre Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 28 October 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 28 November 2021

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

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

Statement: Proposal to apply Code powers to Affinity Systems Limited (trading as Rymote)

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 17 September 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 18 October 2021

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Affinity Systems Limited (Trading as Rymote).

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