Consultations and statements


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Guidelines for CLI Facilities

We're consulting on our updated guidance for communications providers on the obligation to provide Calling Line Identification (CLI) facilities.

[7773] Review of the General Conditions of Entitlement

We're consulting on changes that we are making to the General Conditions of Entitlement – the regulatory rules that all communications providers must follow to operate in the UK.


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Wholesale Local Access Market Review: Further consultation on proposed charge control for wholesale standard and superfast broadband

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 September 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 26 October 2017

We are consulting further on specific issues relating to our proposed controls of the maximum charges that Openreach can make for the wholesale access services used to provide telephone and broadband services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/wla-market-review-further-consultation-on-charge-control

Consultation: Guidelines for Calling Line Identification Facilities

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 September 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 10 November 2017

We're consulting on our updated guidance for communications providers on the obligation to provide Calling Line Identification (CLI) facilities.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/guidelines-for-cli-facilities

Quality of Service for WLR, MPF and GEA (further consultation)

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 September 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 26 October 2017

This document follows our consultation on Quality of Service for WLR, MPF and GEA, published in March 2017 as part of our reviews of the narrowband and wholesale local access markets

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/quality-service-wlr-mpf-gea

Wholesale local access market review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 June 2017

A consultation on proposals for regulation of the wholesale market – the Wholesale Local Access market - for services that use this fixed connection between the local telephony exchange to a home or business premises to deliver broadband or landlines.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/wholesale-local-access-market-review

WLA market review: Consultation on pricing proposals for Duct and Pole Access remedies

  • Consultation
  • Start: 01 August 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 12 September 2017

This consultation concerns Openreach’s duct and pole access product, and includes detailed pricing proposals on the setting of rental charges.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/pricing-proposals-duct-pole-access

List of wholesale call termination providers and ISDN30 charge control clarification

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 August 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 September 2017

This document invites comments on our revised proposed list of telecoms providers that have significant market power in wholesale call termination and our proposal to include an additional service in our proposed wholesale ISDN30 charge control.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/wct-providers-isdn30

Wholesale local access market review: Recovering the costs of investment in network expansion

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 August 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 27 September 2017

This document sets out how we now propose to amend our charge control proposals in light of the additional relevant costs BT would incur, should BT enter into a clear and public agreement with Government committing BT to make the investment in universal broadband.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/wholesale-local-access-market-review-recovering-the-costs-of-investment-in-network-expansion

Wholesale local access market review: duct and pole access remedies

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 April 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 15 June 2017

This consultation concerns Openreach’s duct and pole access product, known as physical infrastructure access (PIA).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/duct-pole-access-remedies

Consultation on improving access to 5.8 GHz spectrum for broadband fixed wireless access

  • Consultation
  • Start: 27 July 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 21 September 2017

This document consults on plans to enable access to additional frequencies for broadband fixed wireless access in the 5725-5850 MHz band, known as the 5.8 GHz band.

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

Review of mobile donor conveyance charges for the period 2018 to 2021

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 July 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 30 August 2017

This document concerns the level of wholesale porting charges that mobile communications providers charge each other in order to recover certain costs associated with the provision of mobile number portability.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/review-of-mobile-donor-conveyance-charges-for-the-period-2018-to-2021

Decision to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Communication Services on Ships) (Exemption) Regulations 2017

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 31 May 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 03 July 2017

We're propose to make new regulations that would enable passengers to connect their mobile devices (with 2G, 3G and 4G technologies) to a system providing mobile communication on board ships.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/mobile-on-ships-regulations-2017

Call for inputs: Helping consumers to engage in communications markets

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 July 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 15 September 2017

Ofcom is seeking views from interested parties about how we can further empower consumers and help them to better engage in communications markets.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/helping-consumers-engage-communications-markets

Delivering a more independent Openreach

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 17 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 28 April 2017

On 10 March 2017, BT notified Ofcom of voluntary commitments to further reform Openreach.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/delivering-a-more-independent-openreach

Further consultation: Narrowband Market Review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 06 July 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 07 August 2017

Proposals on price notification remedies in the wholesale call termination (WCT) markets and regulation of BT’s interconnect circuits.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/further-consultation-narrowband-market-review

Non-domestic rates and the price for regulated Dark Fibre

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 11 April 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 May 2017

This document proposes an amendment to one of the regulatory conditions imposed on BT under the April 2016 Business Connectivity Market Review.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/ndr-regulated-dark-fibre

Consultation: Review of Security Guidance

  • Consultation
  • Start: 30 June 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 07 September 2017

This consultation document seeks views on changes we propose to make to our published guidance for telecoms providers about security.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/review-security-guidance

Consultation: Mobile call termination market review 2018-21

  • Consultation
  • Start: 27 June 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 05 September 2017

We are seeking views on our proposals for regulation of the wholesale mobile call termination market, 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2021.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/mobile-call-termination-market-review

Consultation: Wholesale broadband access market review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 June 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 14 September 2017

This document sets out Ofcom’s provisional assessment of competition within the UK's Wholesale Broadband Access markets.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/wholesale-broadband-access-market-review

Consultation: WLA and WBA Market Reviews - Competition in the Hull area

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 June 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 14 September 2017

We are consulting on proposals for the markets for Wholesale Local Access and Wholesale Broadband Access in the Hull area.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/wholesale-local-broadband-access-market-reviews-hull

Quality of service for WLR, MPF and GEA

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 June 2017

Proposals for regulating the quality of Openreach’s services that are used by telecommunications providers to provide broadband and telephone services to customers and businesses.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/quality-of-service