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Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Exponential-e Limited

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Connexin Limited

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


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Statement: Notice of proposals to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Automotive Short Range Radar) (Exemption) Regulations 2020

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 12 November 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 14 December 2020

We have decided to proceed with making an amendment to the Wireless Telegraphy (Automotive Short Range Radar) (Exemption) Regulations 2013 (the “SRR Regulations”).

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

Consultation: Supporting the UK’s wireless future – Our spectrum management strategy for the 2020s

  • Consultation
  • Start: 04 December 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 26 February 2021

This document proposes how we will manage use of the radio spectrum - the invisible waves used for all wireless communications - in the interests of everyone in the UK over the next decade.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/supporting-uk-wireless-future

Consultation: Ofcom's Plan of Work 2021/22

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 December 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 05 February 2021

We have today set out our priorities and work programme for the new financial year.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/plan-of-work-2021-22

Consultation: Notice of Ofcom’s changes to licence exemption for Wireless Telegraphy Devices and consultation on licensing equipment in 57 to 71 GHz

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 December 2020
  • Status: Open
  • End: 29 January 2021

We are consulting on draft regulations to allow more spectrum to be used on a licence exempt basis by a number of short-range device applications.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/licence-exemption-licensing-equipment-changes

Statement and further consultation: Proposed measures to require compliance with international guidelines for limiting exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF)

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 October 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 16 November 2020

This Statement sets out Ofcom’s decision to incorporate the limits in the ICNIRP Guidelines for the protection of the general public into spectrum licences and into authorisations of licence-exempt spectrum. We are also consulting on the specific drafting changes we have made to the wording of the EMF licence condition and our ‘Guidance on EMF Compliance and Enforcement’, as well as a trial version of our EMF calculator.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/limiting-exposure-to-emf

Statement: Notice of proposals to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) Regulations 2020

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 25 June 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 31 July 2020

This Statement sets out Ofcom’s decision to make new regulations which consolidate older regulations on the fees payable for Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (WT Act) licences.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/wireless-telegraphy-regulations-2020

Statement: Ofcom's Plan of Work 2020/21

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 07 January 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 25 February 2020

We have today set out our priorities and work programme for the new financial year.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/plan-of-work-2020-21

Statement: Award of the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum bands

  • Consultation
  • Statement

We are preparing to award spectrum in the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz band to enable the industry to provide services with greater capacity and wider coverage.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/award-700mhz-3.6-3.8ghz-spectrum

Statement: Supporting innovation in the 100-200 GHz range

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 20 May 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 17 June 2020

This statement sets out how Ofcom will license terrestrial use of three bands in the 100-200 GHz range: 116-122 GHz, 174.8-182 GHz and 185-190 GHz.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/supporting-innovation-100-200-ghz

Statement: Improving spectrum access for wifi – spectrum use in the 5 and 6 GHz bands

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 17 January 2020
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 20 March 2020

We are proposing to make the lower 6 GHz band available for wifi, to improve the wifi experience for people and businesses.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/improving-spectrum-access-for-wi-fi

Statement: Changes to the licence exemption for Wireless Telegraphy Device (Short range devices and Railway Level Crossing Radar Sensor Systems)

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 11 December 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 17 January 2020

This statement set out Ofcom’s decisions to make new regulations by statutory instruments.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/proposal-changes-licence-exemption-wireless-telegraphy-devices

Consultation: Notice of Ofcom’s proposal to make regulations for the award of the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum bands

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 January 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 12 March 2019

This document provides notice of, and invites stakeholders’ views on, Ofcom’s proposals to make regulations for the award by auction of radio spectrum licences in the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz bands.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/proposal-auction-regulations-700mhz-3.6-3.8-ghz

Statement: Promoting competition and investment in fibre networks – Measures to support Openreach's trial in Salisbury

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 July 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 06 September 2019

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

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/measures-support-openreach-trial-salisbury

Consultation: Notice of Ofcom’s proposal to make regulations for the award of 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum – Proposals to make the auction regulations

  • Consultation
  • Start: 28 October 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 December 2019

We have set out our proposals for making the auction regulations necessary to implement our revised design for the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum auction.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/auction-regulations-award-700-mhz-3.6-3.8-ghz-spectrum

Consultation: Award of the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum bands – Revised proposals on auction design

  • Consultation
  • Start: 28 October 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 December 2019

We are consulting on revised proposals for the auction spectrum in the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz bands.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/award-700-mhz-3.6-3.8-ghz-spectrum-revised-proposals

Consultation: Notice of Ofcom’s proposals to amend the spectrum trading and register regulations

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 October 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 03 December 2019

We propose to update the spectrum trading and register regulations to include the new Shared Access Licences and Local Access Licences.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/proposal-amend-spectrum-trading-and-register-regulations

Statement: Decision to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Repeater) (Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 12 July 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 05 September 2019

We have decided to change the technical parameters allowed for licence exempt in-vehicle low gain mobile phone repeaters and amend the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Repeater) (Exemption) Regulations 2018 to implement these changes.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposal-wireless-telegraphy-regulations

Statement: Enabling wireless innovation through local licensing

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 18 December 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 12 March 2019

This statement explains how we will allow more people and businesses to use spectrum from a choice of frequency bands.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/enabling-opportunities-for-innovation

Statement: Notice of proposal to vary 3.4 GHz radio spectrum licences

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 18 April 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 19 May 2019

We are consulting on proposals made by four licensees to amend the technical conditions of four Spectrum Access 3.4 GHz licences, one Spectrum Access 3.5 GHz licence and one Spectrum Access 3.6 GHz licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/proposal-vary-3.4ghz-radio-spectrum-licences

Statement: Annual Licence Fees for UK Broadband’s 3.4 GHz and 3.6 GHz spectrum

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 17 December 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 11 February 2019

We are today making the regulations which give effect to this decision. The new fees will become effective on 17 July 2019 (in respect of the 3.4 GHz spectrum) and 31 July 2019 (in respect of the 3.6 GHz spectrum)..

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/annual-licence-fees-3.4-ghz-3.6-ghz-spectrum