Consultation: Resilience guidance

  • Start: 08 December 2023
  • Status: Open
  • End: 01 March 2024

Please note that this consultation includes a separate call for input on power backup for mobile radio access networks.

Ofcom are proposing to update our existing resilience guidance to provide greater clarity on how providers of public electronic communications networks and services (PECN and PECS) can comply with their security duties under a new framework for security and resilience that came into force in October 2022. Ofcom has a duty to seek to ensure that providers comply with these obligations.

This consultation also includes a separate call for input on power backup for mobile radio access networks (RAN). These networks are dependent on electrical power to function, and outages can cause significant and extensive service disruption for customers. At this stage, we have not included measures relating to the provision of additional power backup up at the mobile RAN in the proposed guidance.

We invite responses to our consultation and call for input by 5pm on Friday 1 March 2024. We intend to publish our statement on the resilience guidance, and next steps on mobile RAN power resilience, in summer 2024.

Responding to this consultation

Please submit responses using the consultation response form (ODT, 200.9 KB).


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