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Consultation: Request to change Key Commitments for B Radio (Farnborough)

Ofcom is considering a Key Commitments change request for B Radio (Farnborough).

Consultation: Proposed changes to the conditions included in digital television additional service licences

This consultation sets out changes that Ofcom is proposing to make to the conditions included in Digital Television Additional Service (‘DTAS’) licences.


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Statement: Mobile phone repeaters - Changes to the Wireless Telegraphy Regulations 2022

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 October 2023
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 04 December 2023

In October 2023 we published a consultation proposing to remove the requirement for 4G repeaters to also repeat 2G/3G signals.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/mobile-phone-repeaters

Consultation: Analogue Radio Technical Code

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 January 2024
  • Status: Open
  • End: 22 March 2024

Ofcom is consulting on updates to our Site Engineering Code for Analogue Radio Broadcast Transmission Systems.  

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/analogue-radio-technical-code

Enabling mmWave spectrum for new uses: Statement and consultation on auction design

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 November 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 January 2024

We have set out the design of the auction for awarding citywide licences for the mmWave spectrum and invite evidence on whether to include a negotiation period in the assignment stage.

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

Statement: Enabling future use of the unpaired 2100 MHz (1899.9–1920 MHz) spectrum

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 23 March 2023
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 25 May 2023

In this document we set out our provisional view on the possible future use of the unpaired 2100 MHz spectrum.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/future-use-of-the-unpaired-2100-MHz-spectrum

Call for Input: Potential spectrum bands to support utilities sector transformation

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 June 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 07 September 2023

Ofcom is seeking views on five potential candidate spectrum bands that might be suitable to support the future operational communications needs of the utilities sector.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/potential-spectrum-bands-to-support-utilities

Consultation: Supporting increased use of shared spectrum

  • Consultation
  • Start: 23 November 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 02 February 2024

This consultation sets out proposals for the evolution of Ofcom’s Shared Access framework, to secure continued access to this spectrum for a growing range of users, and to support innovation across the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/consultation-supporting-increased-use-of-shared-spectrum

Call for input: Review of the use of fixed wireless links and spectrum implications

  • Consultation
  • Start: 25 October 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 17 January 2024

We are seeking input from stakeholders on their potential use of fixed wireless links (fixed links), and the decision factors that lead to selecting a fixed wireless link instead of an alternative technology.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/call-for-input-review-of-the-use-of-fixed-wireless-links-and-spectrum-implications

Consultation: Rivada Space Networks GmbH - application for non-geostationary earth station network licence

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 October 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 16 November 2023

This consultation sets out Ofcom’s proposal to grant a NGSO network licence to Rivada for their Rivada Networks constellation. Details of the application (reference: RIVADA-NET-1) can be found under the “Applications received” section of our website.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/rivada-space-networks-gmbh

Consultation: Hybrid sharing: enabling both licensed mobile and Wi-Fi users to access the upper 6 GHz band

  • Consultation
  • Start: 06 June 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 15 September 2023

We are exploring options that would enable both licensed mobile and Wi-Fi users to access the upper 6 GHz band (6425-7125 MHz).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/hybrid-sharing-to-access-the-upper-6-ghz-band

Statement: Satellite Earth Station Network licences

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 12 May 2023
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 07 July 2023

We are proposing changes to the satellite Earth Station Network licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/satellite-earth-station-network-licences

Consultation: Expanding spectrum access for satellite gateways in the 28 GHz band

  • Consultation
  • Start: 18 August 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 29 September 2023

This consultation sets out proposals for making the unassigned spectrum and the four “guard bands” in the 28 GHz spectrum available for Non-geostationary satellite (NGSO) Earth station gateways and Geostationary satellite (GSO) gateways (Permanent Earth stations - PES).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/expanding-spectrum-access-for-satellite-gateways-in-the-28-ghz-band

Statement: Updating the amateur radio licensing framework

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 23 June 2023
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 04 September 2023

We are proposing to make a number of changes to the amateur radio licensing framework, to make sure it meets the needs of today and tomorrow's radio amateurs.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/updating-amateur-radio-licensing-framework

Consultation: Spectrum for the Police Service of Northern Ireland – Introducing new digital services

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 September 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 17 November 2022

We are proposing to make spectrum available for use by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/spectrum-ni-police-service

Call for inputs: Evolution of the shared access licence framework

  • Consultation
  • Start: 28 March 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 16 May 2023

We are seeking inputs to inform our forthcoming review of the Shared Access licence framework, where we will consider changes to support users' experiences in these bands.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/shared-access-licence-framework-evolution

Statement: Ofcom's plan of work 2023-24

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 14 December 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 08 February 2023

As we take on these new duties, this plan of work sets out our planned activity to deliver on our mission to make communications work for everyone over the coming year.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/ofcoms-plan-of-work-2023-24

Statement: Proposed annual licence fees for 10 GHz, 28 GHz and 32 GHz spectrum

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 19 July 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 12 January 2023

In this statement we set out our decision on the level of annual licence fees for 10 GHz, 28 GHz and 32 GHz spectrum.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/annual-licence-fees-10-28-and-32-ghz-spectrum

Statement: Arqiva’s 28 GHz spectrum access licence

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 15 February 2023
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 15 March 2023

Ofcom has decided to agree to Arqiva’s variation request, submitted on 7 February 2023, to reduce the scope of its national licence to three locations and limit its duration.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-arqivas-28-ghz-spectrum-access-licence

Statement: Notice of proposal to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2023

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 08 December 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 19 January 2023

We are consulting on a draft of The Wireless Telegraphy (Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2023.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/proposal-to-make-the-wireless-telegraphy-exemption-amendment-regulations-2023

Statement: Spectrum for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 10 June 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 05 September 2022

We have decided to introduce a new UAS Operator Radio licence to authorise the use of radio equipment on drones.

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

Statement: Notice of proposals to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 October 2022
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 14 November 2022

This document sets out Ofcom’s decision to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (the “Regulations”).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/proposals-to-make-the-wireless-telegraphy-licence-charges-amendment-regulations-2022