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Mobile donor conveyance charges 2018-2021

This document concerns the level of wholesale porting charges that mobile communications providers charge each other in order to recover certain costs associated with the provision of mobile number portability.

Call for inputs: Helping consumers to engage in communications markets

Ofcom is seeking views from interested parties about how we can further empower consumers and help them to better engage in communications markets.


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Delivering a more independent Openreach

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 17 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 28 April 2017

On 10 March 2017, BT notified Ofcom of voluntary commitments to further reform Openreach.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/delivering-a-more-independent-openreach

Non-domestic rates and the price for regulated Dark Fibre

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 11 April 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 May 2017

This document proposes an amendment to one of the regulatory conditions imposed on BT under the April 2016 Business Connectivity Market Review.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/ndr-regulated-dark-fibre

Wholesale local access market review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 June 2017

A 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

Quality of service for WLR, MPF and GEA

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 June 2017

Proposals for regulating the quality of Openreach’s services that are used by telecommunications providers to provide broadband and telephone services to customers and businesses.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/quality-of-service

Proposal to apply Code Powers to Airband Community Internet Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 02 June 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 03 July 2017

This document sets out a summary of the contents of an application for Code powers by Airband Community Internet Limited, as well as our proposal to grant Code powers in their favour.

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

Proposal to apply Code Powers to G. Network Communications Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 May 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 05 June 2017

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

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

Automatic compensation

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 05 June 2017

In this consultation we set out proposals to introduce automatic compensation for residential consumers of landline and/or broadband services who suffer quality of service problems in relation to delayed repairs, delayed provisions and missed appointments.

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

Designing the broadband universal service obligation - Final report to Government

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 07 April 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 23 June 2016

The UK Government intends to introduce a broadband universal service obligation (USO) that would give everyone a right to a decent broadband connection on reasonable request.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/broadband-uso

Proposed Annual Plan 2017/18

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 November 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 07 February 2017

Ofcom exists to make communications markets work for everyone. To achieve this, we are proposing three main goals: to promote competition and ensure that markets work effectively for consumers; to secure standards and improve quality; and to protect consumers from harm.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposed-annual-plan-2017-18

Strengthening Openreach’s strategic and operational independence

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 26 July 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 04 October 2016

In February 2016, Ofcom published its initial conclusions from its Strategic Review of Digital Communications. That document set out a range of actions to make communications work for everyone.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/strengthening-openreachs-independence

Review of the rules for mandatory daytime PIN protections

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 March 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 21 April 2016

Ofcom is considering whether to update rules in the Broadcasting Code (“the Code”) relating to the protection of children. Specifically, Ofcom is considering whether broadcasters should be allowed to show a wider variety of content more suitable for adults before the watershed, provided that a mandatory PIN protection system is in place.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/mandatory-daytime-pin-protections

More radio spectrum for the Internet of Things

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 10 September 2015
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 12 November 2015

This document confirms that spectrum within the 55-68 MHz, 70.5-71.5 MHz and 80.0-81.5 MHz bands can be used for Internet of Things (IoT) services and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/radio-spectrum-internet-of-things

Metering and Billing Approval Logo

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 15 July 2015
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 25 August 2015

Providers of Publicly Available Telephone Services (‘PATS’ - fixed and mobile voice services) with an annual turnover in those services of over £40 million are required to obtain approval of their Total Metering and Billing Systems (‘TMBS’) from third-party assessors appointed by Ofcom.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/metering-billing-logo

Business Connectivity Market Review - May 2015

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 15 May 2015
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 31 July 2015

Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Market Review examines the markets for the provision of leased lines to businesses in the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/business-connectivity-market-review-2015

Business Connectivity Market Review: Consultation on Data Analysis

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 October 2014
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 19 November 2014

This document is an interim consultation within Ofcom’s current Business Connectivity Market Review (BCMR). The BCMR looks at competition in the supply of leased lines, which we have historically defined as dedicated and symmetric fixed line connections purchased by businesses.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/bcmr-data-analysis

Variation of UK Broadband’s 3.4 GHz Licence

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Licensing information
  • Start: 13 June 2014
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 25 July 2014

Variation of UK Broadband’s 3.4 GHz Licence

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

Business Connectivity Market Review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 01 April 2014
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 27 May 2014

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/business-connectivity-market-review

Proposal to apply Code Powers to Hyperoptic Ltd - Statutory notification under section 107(6) of the Communications Act 2003

  • Consultation
  • Start: 28 February 2014
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 31 March 2014

Proposal to apply Code Powers to Hyperoptic Ltd - Statutory notification under section 107(6) of the Communications Act 2003

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/hyperoptic

Updating Ofcom’s guidance on network security

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 December 2013
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 21 February 2014

Revisions to Ofcom's guidance on network and service security and resilience in the UK. Requirements in this area, which stem from the European regulatory framework, were implemented in the UK through revisions to the Communications Act 2003.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/cfi-security-resilience

Future demand for mobile broadband spectrum and consideration of potential candidate bands

  • Consultation
  • Start: 18 March 2013
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 29 April 2013

The availability of spectrum for mobile broadband applications over the next 10 to 15 years will be one of the issues that will be discussed at the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC- 15). The WRC sets the international regulatory framework for spectrum. These conferences occur every three to four years with an agenda established by the previous conference.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/cfi-mobile-bb