This document sets out Ofcom's proposal to grant Code powers, pursuant to the electronic communications code ("the Code"), to NextGenAccess Ltd.
The grant of Code powers is intended to assist persons that provide an electronic communications network and/or system of conduits. In particular, persons with Code powers may:
Ofcom considers applications for the grant of Code powers from providers of electronic communications networks and providers of conduit systems (or both) with reference to the matters set out in section 107(4) of the Communications Act 2003 ("the Act").
As such, Ofcom has reviewed an application for Code powers submitted by NextGenAccess Ltd and this document sets out a summary of the contents of that application, as well as Ofcom's proposal to grant Code powers in favour of NextGenAccess Ltd.
Ofcom will consider any responses to this consultation before deciding whether or not to make a direction, under section 106(3) of the Act, applying the Code to NextGenAccess Ltd.