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Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to BAI Communications Ltd

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to AJ Technology Limited

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


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Call for evidence: Net neutrality review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 September 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 02 November 2021

Ofcom has begun a review of how the UK’s net neutrality framework is functioning

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/call-for-evidence-net-neutrality-review

Consultation: The Future of Media Plurality in the UK

  • Consultation
  • Start: 15 June 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 10 August 2021

Ofcom has today launched a programme of work to help inform our next steps on media plurality in the UK and ensuring that 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: Notice of proposal to make The Electronic Communications (Universal Service) (Costs) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

  • Consultation
  • Start: 15 June 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 16 July 2021

We are proposing to make some changes to the drafting of The Electronic Communications (Universal Service) (Costs) Regulations 2020 to correct minor errors identified by The Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

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

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

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 04 August 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 10 November 2020

Ofcom would like to update on 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: guidance for video-sharing platform providers on measures to protect users from harmful material

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 March 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 02 June 2021

Ofcom is consulting on draft guidance for video-sharing platform (VSP) providers on the regulatory requirements to protect users from harmful material.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/guidance-vsp-harmful-material-measures

Consultation: Proposals for the regulation of advertising on video-sharing platforms

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 May 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 28 July 2021

In November 2020 Ofcom was given new powers to regulate video-sharing platforms (“VSPs”) established in the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/regulation-of-advertising-on-vsp

Statement: Automatic compensation

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 March 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 05 June 2017

In this statement, we set out our conclusion that there is a need for an automatic compensation scheme to protect residential consumers who suffer from certain service quality failures with their landline and/or broadband services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/automatic-compensation

Statement: Implementation of the new European Electronic Communications Code

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 27 October 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 30 November 2020

We have confirmed a package of new rules that protect broadband, mobile, pay TV and landline customers, to help make sure they get a fair deal.

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

Statement: Digital Comparison Tools – changes to Ofcom’s voluntary accreditation scheme

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 17 December 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 28 February 2020

We are making changes to our accreditation scheme to make sure comparison tools continue to work for customers of communication services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposed-changes-voluntary-accreditation-scheme

Call for evidence: Video-sharing platform regulation

  • Consultation
  • Start: 16 July 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 24 September 2020

Ofcom is seeking evidence and information related to the new requirements that will apply to video-sharing platforms.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/video-sharing-platform-regulation

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

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: Compensating providers delivering universal services

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

We have made our decision on the funding regulations to compensate providers for universal services.

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

Statement: Measures to support Openreach’s trials in Salisbury and Mildenhall

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 27 November 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 06 January 2020

The statement sets out our decision to make the changes proposed in the consultation, and also a related consultation published in July 2019.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/openreach-trials-salisbury-and-mildenhall

Statement: Making communications markets work well for customers – a framework for assessing fairness in broadband, mobile, home phone and pay TV

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 17 June 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 12 August 2019

Our fairness framework explains how we are likely to assess fairness concerns when they arise and the kinds of problems that might prompt action from us.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/making-communications-markets-work-well-for-customers

Statement: Ofcom's Annual Plan 2019/20

  • Consultation
  • Start: 03 December 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 08 February 2019

Statement of our plan of work for the next financial year(2019/20).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/annual-plan-2019-20

Call for expressions of interest: Implementing the Broadband Universal Service Obligation

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 June 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 20 August 2018

This document explains how we will designate Universal Service Provider(s) to deliver broadband connections, and calls on interested bodies to come forward.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/implementing-broadband-uso

Statement on changes to the General Conditions of Entitlement

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 26 April 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 28 May 2018

This statement sets out Ofcom's decision to amend general condition C6.6, additional changes to our guidance on Calling Line Identification facilities, and a number of minor drafting changes.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/changes-general-conditions-of-entitlement

Wholesale local access market review

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 31 March 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 09 June 2017

Consultation on proposals for regulation of the wholesale market – the Wholesale Local Access market – for services that use this fixed connection between the local telephony exchange to a home or business premises to deliver broadband or landlines.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/wholesale-local-access-market-review

Statement: Annual Plan 2018-19

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 01 December 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 09 February 2018

Our Annual Plan 2018/19 highlights some of the key work areas that we will seek to deliver in order to meet our goals.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposed-annual-plan-2018-19