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Consultation: Telesat LEO Inc – application for non-geostationary orbit earth station (network) licence

We are consulting on Telesat LEO Inc's application for a non-geostationary satellite earth station network licence.

Call for input: UK preparations for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23)

This document sets out the key issues that will be considered at this conference and explains why they matter to the UK.


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Consultation: Telesat LEO Inc – application for non-geostationary orbit earth station (network) licence

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 June 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 22 July 2022

We are consulting on Telesat LEO Inc's application for a non-geostationary satellite earth station network licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/telesat-network-licence-application

Call for input: UK preparations for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23)

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 June 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 29 September 2022

This document sets out the key issues that will be considered at this conference and explains why they matter to the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/call-for-input-uk-preparations-for-wrc23

Consultation: More spectrum for satellite connectivity – extending access in the Ku band (14.25-14.5 GHz)

  • Consultation
  • Start: 21 June 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 31 August 2022

We are proposing to allow satellite operators to access additional capacity for a range of broadband services in hard-to-reach areas.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/extending-access-in-ku-band

Consultation: Starlink Internet Services Limited – applications for six non-geostationary orbit earth station (gateway) licences

  • Consultation
  • Start: 21 June 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 19 July 2022

We have assessed Starlink Internet Services Limited's application for six non-geostationary orbiting satellite earth station licences.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/starlink-gateway-licence-applications

Spectrum roadmap: Delivering Ofcom’s Spectrum Management Strategy

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 March 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 20 May 2022

In this spectrum roadmap, we outline the work we are planning to deliver on our spectrum management strategy.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/delivering-ofcoms-spectrum-management-strategy

Consultation: Spectrum for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

  • Consultation
  • Start: 10 June 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 05 September 2022

We are proposing to introduce a new spectrum licence for drone operators, especially those looking to fly beyond visual line of sight using mobile or satellite technologies.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/spectrum-for-unmanned-aircraft-systems

Consultation: Enabling mmWave spectrum for new uses

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 May 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 18 July 2022

We are proposing to make a large amount of millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum available across the 26 GHz and 40 GHz bands for use of mobile technology, including 5G.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/mmwave-spectrum-for-new-uses

Statement: Decision to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Repeater) (Exemption) Regulations 2022

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 March 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 25 April 2022

This statement document sets out Ofcom’s decision to make new regulations by statutory instrument.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/wireless-telegraphy-mobile-repeater-exemption-regulations-2022

Consultation: Enabling spectrum sharing in the upper 6 GHz band

  • Consultation
  • Start: 28 February 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 11 April 2022

We are proposing to add the upper 6 GHz band (6425-7070 MHz) to Ofcom’s Shared Access licence framework for low-power, indoor use.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/spectrum-sharing-upper-6-ghz-band

Consultation: Ofcom's approach to enforcement – revising the Regulatory Enforcement Guidelines

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 May 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 19 July 2022

We are consulting on a proposed revision of our Regulatory Enforcement Guidelines to include new enforcement powers and make them easier to understand and follow.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/revising-regulatory-enforcement-guidelines

Consultation: Aligning licence terms in the 3.4-3.8 GHz band

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 May 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 05 July 2022

We are proposing to align the terms of the UK Broadband 3.4 GHz licence with the terms of auctioned licences in the 3.4-3.6 GHz band and align the terms of the UK Broadband 3.6 GHz licence with the terms of auctioned licences in the 3.6-3.8 GHz band.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/aligning-licence-terms-in-the-3.4-3.8-ghz-band

Consultation: Ofcom’s response to Vodafone’s and Telefónica’s requests to update the technical conditions of their mobile licences to enable the deployment of newer technologies including 5G

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 May 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 01 July 2022

In response to requests from Vodafone and Telefónica, we are proposing to make changes to some licences they hold.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/vodafone-and-telefonica-request-to-update-technical-conditions-of-mobile-licences

Discussion paper: Meeting future demand for mobile data

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 February 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 08 April 2022

In this document we set out our initial thinking for discussion and seek stakeholder views.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/discussion-paper-meeting-future-demand-for-mobile-data

Consultation: Proposals to amend the authorisation conditions for the use of certain Short-Range Devices

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 May 2022
  • Status: Open
  • End: 04 July 2022

We propose a number of changes to the technical conditions which apply to Short-Range Devices (SRDs) widely used in consumer Wi-Fi and multimedia equipment, as well as transport and industrial applications.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/authorisation-conditions-for-short-range-devices

Statement: Ofcom's plan of work 2022/23

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 15 December 2021
  • Status: Open
  • End: 09 February 2022

This plan of work sets out what we will do during 2022/23, to make sure Ofcom plays its part in addressing the challenges for people and businesses in the UK today, and in the future.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/plan-of-work-2022-23

Consultation: Space Spectrum Strategy

  • Consultation
  • Start: 15 March 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 24 May 2022

Ofcom is seeking stakeholder input on our proposed strategy for how we manage the spectrum used by the space sector, particularly spectrum used by non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) satellite communication systems.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/space-spectrum-strategy

Statement: Annual licence fees for 2100 MHz spectrum

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 14 July 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 22 September 2021

In this statement, we set out our decision on the level of annual licence fees for the paired 2100 MHz spectrum.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/annual-licence-fees-2100-mhz-spectrum

Statement: Non-geostationary satellite systems – licensing updates

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 26 July 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 20 September 2021

How we will update our licensing approach for non-geostationary satellite earth stations.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/non-geostationary-satellite-systems

Statement: Mobile phone repeaters

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 19 May 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 28 July 2021

We have decided to extend the range of static indoor repeaters available for people to buy and install themselves without a licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/mobile-phone-repeaters-extended-range

Statement: Ofcom’s proposals to update the technical conditions of mobile licences in the 800 MHz band

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 13 July 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 07 September 2021

Ofcom have decided that it is appropriate to make a number of technical changes to the Spectrum Access 800 MHz licences to enable mobile network operators to improve their network coverage and increase capacity.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/technical-conditions-of-mobile-licences-in-800-mhz