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Consultations and statements


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Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to NATS (En Route) PLC

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to NATS (En Route) PLC.

Consultation: Proposed Changes to the General Conditions and Numbering Plan

We are consulting on proposed changes that will need to be made to two Ofcom regulatory instruments in the event that the United Kingdom leaves the European Union on 29 March 2019 without a withdrawal agreement being in place.


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

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

This document consults on the level of annual licence fees (ALF) we should set for UK Broadband’s 3.4 and 3.6 GHz spectrum, and on draft regulations to give effect to the proposed fees.

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

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

  • Consultation
  • Start: 18 December 2018
  • Status: Open
  • 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

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: Open
  • 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: Notice of Ofcom’s proposal to make regulations in connection with the award of the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 January 2019
  • Status: Open
  • 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

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: Open
  • 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: 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

Consultation: Proposed Annual Plan 2019/20

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

Consultation on our plans for the next financial year (2019/20).

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

Responses to call for expressions of interest: Small-scale DAB

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 27 July 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 21 September 2018

This document provides details of the responses Ofcom has received to our call for expressions of interest for small-scale DAB.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/small-scale-dab-interest

Statement: Decision to implement technical and regulatory changes to the 57 – 71 GHz band

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 05 July 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 06 August 2018

This document sets out Ofcom’s decision to make new regulations by statutory instrument. The new regulations change and extend the existing technical conditions and exemptions from the requirement to obtain a Wireless Telegraphy Act licence for short range wideband data transmission systems and fixed wireless systems.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/implementing-decisions-57-71-ghz-band

Consultation: Satellite filings cost recovery

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 June 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 06 September 2018

This consultation provides our analysis of potential options for charging for our satellite filing work, and our proposed charging approach.

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

Statement on changes to the General Conditions of Entitlement

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 26 April 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 28 May 2018

This statement sets out Ofcom's decision to amend general condition C6.6, additional changes to our guidance on Calling Line Identification facilities, and a number of minor drafting changes.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/changes-general-conditions-of-entitlement

Statement: Review of spectrum used by fixed wireless services

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 07 December 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 01 February 2018

This document summarises our key findings on how the uses of fixed wireless links could change over the next 5-10 years, and consults on specific areas which focus on enabling ultra-high capacity wireless backhaul requirements for the future.

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

Consultation: UK preparations for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19)

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 June 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 13 September 2018

This document sets out the key issues that will be considered at the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 and explains why they matter to the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/uk-preparations-wrc-19

Statement: Annual Plan 2018-19

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 01 December 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 09 February 2018

Our Annual Plan 2018/19 highlights some of the key work areas that we will seek to deliver in order to meet our goals.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/proposed-annual-plan-2018-19

Statements: Implementing the Commission Decision on Short Range Devices and Ofcom’s Decision on mobile phone repeaters

  • Regulation
  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 23 November 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 24 December 2017

Decisions on proposals to make regulations that would amend the existing Wireless Telegraphy licence exemption criteria for short range devices (SRDs) and certain low powered mobile phone repeaters.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/regulations-short-range-devices-mobile-repeaters

Decision to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Ultra-Wideband Equipment) (Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 23 October 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 24 November 2017

We're consulting on our proposal to make new regulations by statutory instrument that would amend the existing Wireless Telegraphy licence exemption criteria for Ultra Wideband (UWB) devices.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/ultra-wideband-equipment

Coexistence of new services in the 700 MHz band with digital terrestrial television

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 09 May 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 18 July 2017

This statement presents the conclusions of our technical analysis of coexistence issues between future mobile services in the 700 MHz band and digital terrestrial television (DTT) in the adjacent band.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/coexistence-of-new-services-in-the-700-mhz-band-with-digital-terrestrial-television

Statement: Improving access to 5.8 GHz spectrum for broadband fixed wireless access

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 27 July 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 21 September 2017

This document sets out our decision to remove a restriction on Broadband Fixed Wireless Access (BFWA) use in part of the 5.8 GHz band.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/improving-access-5.8-ghz-broadband-fixed-wireless-access