Consultations and statements


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Consultation: Helping consumers get better deals - consultation on end-of-contract and annual best tariff notifications, and proposed scope for a review of pricing practices in fixed broadband

We are examining the scale of any harm resulting from pricing practices in the fixed broadband market, and setting out our proposals to help consumers get better deals.

Statement: PMSE clearing the 700 MHz band

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


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Consultation: Promoting investment and competition in fibre networks

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 December 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 26 February 2019

We are consulting on our strategy for promoting investment and competition in fibre networks, and our approach to geographic markets.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/promoting-investment-competition-fibre-networks

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to WHP Telecoms Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 December 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 04 January 2019

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code to WHP Telecoms Ltd.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-whp-telecoms

Consultation: Delivering the Broadband Universal Service

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 December 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 13 February 2019

We are consulting on who we plan to designate as Broadband Universal Service Providers, and the conditions that should apply for delivering USO connections and services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/delivering-broadband-universal-service

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to Atlas Tower Group Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 December 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 04 January 2019

Proposal to apply the electronic communications Code (“the Code”) to Atlas Tower Group Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/atlas-tower-group-limited-code-powers

Consultation: BT regulatory financial reporting

  • Consultation
  • Start: 04 December 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 18 January 2019

We are consulting on a new set of directions relating to BT’s regulatory financial reporting obligations.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/bt-regulatory-financial-reporting

Consultation: Proposed Annual Plan 2019/20

  • Consultation
  • Start: 03 December 2018
  • Status: Open
  • 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

Statement: Directory Enquiries (118) Review

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 13 June 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 22 August 2018

Statement concerning the use and regulation of 118 numbers (numbers that are used exclusively for directory enquiry services).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/directory-enquiries-118-review

Consultation: Physical infrastructure market review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 02 November 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 18 January 2019

This document is a consultation on proposals for regulation that will allow all telecoms providers access to the largest network of suitable telecoms infrastructure: the ducts and poles owned by BT.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/physical-infrastructure-market-review

Consultation: Business connectivity market review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 02 November 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 18 January 2019

Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Market Review (BCMR) examines the markets for the provision of leased lines in the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/business-connectivity-market-review

Guidance: Protecting access to emergency organisations when there is a power cut at the customer’s premises

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 May 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 05 July 2018

This document confirms Ofcom’s final guidance on how providers can meet their obligations as customers move from traditional landline services to phone services over a broadband connection.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/access-emergency-organisations-power-cut

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to PCCW Global Networks (UK) plc

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 October 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 05 November 2018

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code to PCCW Global Networks (UK) plc.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-pccw-global-networks

Final statement: Personal numbering – Review of the 070 number range

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 06 December 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 28 February 2018

Our final assessment of the market for terminating 070 numbers, and proposals for the regulation of this market.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/review-070-number-range

Consultation: Helping consumers to get better deals in communications markets - mobile handsets

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 September 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 07 November 2018

Ofcom is seeking views on a range of potential solutions to ensure customers are sold mobile airtime services and handsets in a way that is fair.

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

Call for expressions of interest: Implementing the Broadband Universal Service Obligation

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 June 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 20 August 2018

This document explains how we will designate Universal Service Provider(s) to deliver broadband connections, and calls on interested bodies to come forward.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/implementing-broadband-uso

Consultation: Implementing the broadband universal service obligation

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 September 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 15 October 2018

This document sets out our proposals on the process for the designation of a broadband Universal Service Provider.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/implementing-broadband-universal-service-obligation

Statement: Guidelines for Calling Line Identification Facilities

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 19 September 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 14 November 2017

The updated guidance document clarifies the definition of a valid and dialable CLI for CPs in different parts of a telephone call, based on what is technically possible today.

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

Consultation: Improving mobile coverage - Proposals for coverage obligations in the award of the 700 MHz spectrum band

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 March 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 04 May 2018

To ensure widespread improvements in mobile coverage across the UK, we are proposing to attach coverage obligations to some of the licences we will award for the 700 MHz band.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/700-mhz-coverage-obligations

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to Box Broadband Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 August 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 27 September 2018

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code to Box Broadband Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-box-broadband-limited

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to Integrated Digital Services Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 August 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 27 September 2018

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code to Box Broadband Limited.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-integrated-digital-services

Consultation: Regulatory Financial Reporting – Consultation on proposed regulatory financial reporting directions for KCOM

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 August 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 18 September 2018

In this document we consult on a new set of directions relating to KCOM’s Regulatory Financial Reporting obligations. These cover all markets in which KCOM is regulated.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/regulatory-financial-reporting-directions-kcom