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Guidelines for CLI Facilities

We're consulting on our updated guidance for communications providers on the obligation to provide Calling Line Identification (CLI) facilities.

[7773] Review of the General Conditions of Entitlement

We're consulting on changes that we are making to the General Conditions of Entitlement – the regulatory rules that all communications providers must follow to operate in the UK.


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Local DAB multiplex change request: Mid & West Wales

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 30 January 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 28 February 2017

An application by MuxCo Wales Limited ("MuxCo"), the holder of the local radio multiplex licence for Mid & West Wales, to extend the licensed area for its service to include Swansea, has been refused by Ofcom.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/local-dab-change

Call for inputs on 5G spectrum access at 26 GHZ and update on bands above 30 GHz

  • Consultation
  • Start: 28 July 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 September 2017

We want information from stakeholders to inform our work to make spectrum in the 26 GHz band available for 5G wireless networks.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/5g-access-at-26-ghz

Improving consumer access to mobile services at 3.6 GHz to 3.8 GHz

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 28 July 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 September 2017

This document confirms Ofcom’s intention to expand spectrum access for mobile services in the 3.6 GHz to 3.8 GHz band and sets out our proposed approach to existing users of the band.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/future-use-at-3.6-3.8-ghz

Consultation on improving access to 5.8 GHz spectrum for broadband fixed wireless access

  • Consultation
  • Start: 27 July 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 21 September 2017

This document consults on plans to enable access to additional frequencies for broadband fixed wireless access in the 5725-5850 MHz band, known as the 5.8 GHz band.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/improving-access-5.8-ghz-broadband-fixed-wireless-access

Statement: Decision to make Wireless Telegraphy Exemption Regulations 2017

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 09 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 11 April 2017

This document sets out Ofcom’s decision to make regulations that will allow Wi-Fi use in the 5.8 GHz band.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/wireless-telegraphy-exemption-regulations-2017

Notice of proposal to make regulations in connection with the award of 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz spectrum

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 July 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 14 August 2017

This document sets out proposed Regulations for the award by auction of radio spectrum licences in the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/notice-of-proposal-to-make-regulations-in-connection-with-the-award-of-2.3-ghz-and-3.4-ghz-spectrum

Policy for the DECT guard band

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 September 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 08 December 2016

This document is consulting on the policy for authorising use of spectrum in the range 1781.7 - 1785 MHz block paired with 1876.7 - 1880 MHz block, which we refer to as the "DECT guard band".

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

Decision to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Communication Services on Aircraft) (Exemption) Regulations 2017

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 11 April 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 12 May 2017

We are consulting on our proposal to make new regulations that would enable airline passengers to use mobile devices (with 2G, 3G and 4G technologies) onboard aircraft without the need for a wireless telegraphy licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/aircraft-exemption-regulations-2017

Coexistence of new services in the 700 MHz band with digital terrestrial television

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 May 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 18 July 2017

This consultation presents our technical analysis of coexistence issues between future mobile services in the 700 MHz band and digital terrestrial television (DTT) in the adjacent band.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/coexistence-of-new-services-in-the-700-mhz-band-with-digital-terrestrial-television

Use of the 700 MHz guard band for PMSE

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 April 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 13 July 2017

We set out our proposals to modify our previous notice so that PMSE users will continue to be able to use the 700 MHz guard band (694 to 703 MHz) beyond 1 May 2020.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/700-mhz-guard-band-pmse

PMSE clearing the 700 MHz band - Support for PMSE equipment owners

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 April 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 13 July 2017

Government has decided to fund a grant scheme to support PMSE equipment owners that have to vacate the 700 MHz band earlier than expected.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/support-pmse-equipment-owners

Mobile phone repeaters

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 April 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 06 June 2017

This document sets out proposals to allow consumers to operate two categories of mobile phone repeaters on a licence-exempt basis i.e. with no need for a licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/mobile-phone-repeaters

Proposed changes to spectrum trading regulations

  • Regulation
  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 December 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 27 January 2017

Two statutory notices of Ofcom’s proposals to make changes to spectrum trading regulations for mobile services in the 3600 to 3800 MHz band.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/changes-to-spectrum-trading-regulations

Statement on Strategic Review of UHF Band 1 and Band 2 - 410 to 470 MHz

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 19 December 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 13 February 2017

This document sets out the changes we are making to the way spectrum in the 410 MHz to 450 MHz (UHF Band 1) and 450 MHz to 470 MHz (UHF Band 2) bands is managed to better address the requirements of current and future users.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/strategic-review-of-uhf-band-1-and-band-2

Notice of Ofcom’s proposal to make a limitation order and amend the register regulations in connection with the award of spectrum in the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 19 December 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 30 January 2017

This document provides notice of, and invites stakeholders’ views on, Ofcom’s proposal to make two statutory instruments in connection with the award of spectrum in the 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands. These are a limitation order and regulations amending The Wireless Telegraphy (Register) Regulations 2012.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/notice-of-limitations-order-and-register-regulations-2.3-and-3.4-ghz-bands

Commercial multi-user gateway review

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 16 December 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 10 February 2017

This document sets out Ofcom’s decision to exempt commercial multi-user ‘gateway’ devices, known as COMUGs, from the licensing requirements set out in the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/commercial-multi-user-gateway-review

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

Statement: Award of the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz spectrum bands

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 21 November 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 30 January 2017

Award of the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz spectrum bands. Competition issues and auction regulations

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/award-of-the-spectrum-bands

Broadcast TV technical codes

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 07 April 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 03 June 2016

Ofcom sets technical standards for the digital terrestrial TV platform (also often known as Freeview ).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/broadcast-tv-technical-codes

Notice of proposal to make Wireless Telegraphy Exemption Regulations 2016

  • Regulation
  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 28 July 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 30 August 2016

This document invites comments on Ofcom’s proposal to make two sets of regulations, the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Satellite Earth Apparatus) (Exemption) Regulations 2016 and the Wireless Telegraphy (Exemption) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2016.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/wt-exemption-2016