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Consultation: Notice of Ofcom’s proposals for changes to the licence exemption for Wireless Telegraphy Devices

We are proposing to revoke the licence exemption for the use of Railway Level Crossing Radar Sensor Systems and to introduce a national licence for this equipment.

Consultation: Jack FM2 (Oxford) - Request to change format

Jack Media proposes to relaunch JACK FM2 as ’JACK 3’, and wishes to change the ‘Character of Service’ of the Oxford licence.


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Consultation: Notice of Ofcom’s proposals for changes to the licence exemption for Wireless Telegraphy Devices

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

We are proposing to revoke the licence exemption for the use of Railway Level Crossing Radar Sensor Systems and to introduce a national licence for this equipment.

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

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

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: Promoting competition and investment in fibre networks – Measures to support Openreach's trial in Salisbury – migrating customers to full fibre and withdrawing copper services

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 July 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 06 September 2019

Openreach has announced plans for a trial in Salisbury in which it aims to migrate customers to full fibre and then withdraw copper services there at the end of 2022.

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

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

Consultation: Defragmentation of spectrum holdings in the 3.4-3.8 GHz band

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 June 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 10 July 2019

We are consulting on new proposals to help defragment the 3.4-3.8 GHz band.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/defragmentation-spectrum-holdings

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

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

In this document, we set out proposals for an award of the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum 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: Making of certain regulations in connection with the award of 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum - Notice of making a limitation order and amending the mobile trading and the register regulations

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 31 January 2019
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 12 March 2019

This document provides notice of, and invites stakeholders’ views on, Ofcom’s proposals to make four statutory instruments in connection with the award of spectrum in the 700 MHz and 3.6–3.8 GHz bands.

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

Statement: Ofcom's Annual Plan 2019/20

  • Consultation
  • Start: 03 December 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 08 February 2019

Statement of our plan of work for the next financial year(2019/20).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/annual-plan-2019-20

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

Consultation: Coverage obligations in the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum award - Ofcom’s approach to verifying compliance

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

In this document, we set out for stakeholders the criteria and methodology we propose to impose for assessing compliance with the proposed coverage obligations, including the coverage model we intend to use.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/coverage-obligations-in-the-700-mhz-and-3.6-3.8-ghz-spectrum-award

Statement: Satellite filings cost recovery

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 14 June 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 06 September 2018

Ofcom consulted on proposals for satellite filing charges in June 2018, and received support for our preferred charging option, with some refinements suggested. This statement sets out the charges that we are now introducing, and serves as our Notice of Charges for 2019/20.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/satellite-filings-cost-recovery

Consultation: Notice of proposal to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Automotive Short Range Radar) (Exemption) Regulations 2019

  • Consultation
  • Start: 21 February 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 March 2019

Ofcom proposes to make an amendment to the Wireless Telegraphy (Automotive Short Range Radar) (Exemption) Regulations 2013.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-wireless-telegraphy-automotive-short-range-radar-exemption-regs-2019

Statement: Annual Licence Fees for 900 MHz and 1800 MHz frequency bands

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 June 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 03 August 2018

This document consults on the level of annual licence fees we should set for 900 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum, and on draft regulations to achieve that.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/annual-licence-fees-900-1800-mhz

Statement: Variation of UK Broadband’s spectrum access licence for 3.6 GHz spectrum

  • Consultation
  • Start: 27 June 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 08 August 2018

Ofcom’s consideration of a request to vary the permitted lower frequency block.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/variation-uk-broadbands-spectrum-access-licence-3.6-ghz

Statement: PMSE clearing the 700 MHz band

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 23 August 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 04 October 2018

This statement sets out our decision on the additional funding available to eligible PMSE equipment owners.

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