Under a new BBC Royal Charter, Ofcom will become the BBC's first external regulator in April 2017.
We've set out our proposals to reform the process for switching mobile provider, and to remove requirements on consumers to pay for their old service during a notice period once they have switched provider.
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.
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.
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.
Government has decided to fund a grant scheme to support PMSE equipment owners that have to vacate the 700 MHz band earlier than expected.
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.
We present in this document our decision to proceed with our proposals to extend Wi-Fi access in the 5 GHz band to an additional 125 MHz (5725 to 5850, the ‘5.8GHz band’).
Two statutory notices of Ofcom’s proposals to make changes to spectrum trading regulations for mobile services in the 3600 to 3800 MHz band.
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.
This is a consultation about changes that we are proposing to make to the General Conditions of Entitlement – the regulatory rules that all communications providers must follow in order to operate in the UK.
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.
This document invites comments on whether the use of commercial multi-user ‘gateway’ devices, known as COMUGs, meets the requirements for licence exemption set out in the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006.
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.
Award of the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz spectrum bands. Competition issues and auction regulations
Ofcom sets technical standards for the digital terrestrial TV platform (also often known as Freeview ).
This consultation presents our initial thinking on how we could expand spectrum access for mobile services in the 3.6 – 3.8 GHz band.
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".
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.
This Call for Input is asking stakeholders for their input and initial views on a strategic review of spectrum used by fixed wireless services.
This Call for Input (CFI) introduces the 3.8 GHz to 4.2 GHz band as a candidate band for enhanced spectrum sharing, for potential new innovative applications, and seeks feedback and input from Stakeholders.
Ofcom is today consulting on a proposal to amend the regulations setting the fees payable for the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum.