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Ofcom review of proposed BBC Scotland television channel

Ofcom has today published a consultation about our provisional decision to approve the launch of a new BBC television channel for audiences in Scotland.

Consultation: Local TV licensing – provisional decision not to advertise or re-advertise certain local TV licences

This document sets out Ofcom’s provisional decision not to advertise or re-advertise licences in 13 specific areas, or their substitutes, identified for the roll-out of local TV services but where no licence has been awarded to date.


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Statement: Dark fibre

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 23 November 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 29 December 2017

This statement sets out our decision not to introduce a temporary remedy requiring BT to provide a restricted form of dark fibre in the leased lines markets for the period until March 2019.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/dark-fibre

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to Telent Technology Services Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 April 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 10 May 2018

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code to Telent Technology Services Limited.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to ITS Technology Group Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 April 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 10 May 2018

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to ITS Technology Group Limited.

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

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

Statement: Quality of service for WLR, MPF and GEA

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 31 March 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • 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

Final statement: Mobile call termination market review 2018-21

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 27 June 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 05 September 2017

Decision on how we will regulate mobile call termination provided by each mobile provider active in the relevant markets.

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

Further consultation: Mobile Call Termination Market Review 2018-2021

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 17 November 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 15 January 2018

This document sets out our proposed changes to the list of mobile providers published in June and our proposals to impose SMP conditions on the additional providers included on that list.

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

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

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 19 July 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • 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

Wholesale local access market review

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 31 March 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 09 June 2017

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

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

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 March 2018
  • Status: Open
  • 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

Statement: Better Broadband Speeds Information - Voluntary Codes of Practice

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 06 October 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 10 November 2017

This document sets out our decisions on the changes to the codes of practice to improve the information provided to customers and strengthen customers’ rights to exit.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/broadband-speeds-codes-practice

Consultation: Wholesale local access market review - Promoting network competition in superfast and ultrafast broadband

  • Consultation
  • Start: 01 December 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 12 January 2018

Our proposals are designed to encourage investment in new ultrafast networks, promote competition and protect consumers.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/wla-competition-superfast-ultrafast-broadband

Consultation: Regulatory financial reporting - Consultation on proposed directions to BT arising from the Wholesale Local Access and Wholesale Broadband Access market reviews

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 November 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 15 January 2018

This consultation sets out a number of draft directions relating to BT’s regulatory financial reporting obligations. These implement and support the proposals we made in our ongoing reviews of the Wholesale Local Access and Wholesale Broadband Access markets.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/regulatory-financial-reporting2

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

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

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 September 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • 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 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

Wholesale local access market review: Further consultation on proposed charge control for wholesale standard and superfast broadband

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 September 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • 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

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

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 August 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • 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

Consultation: Personal numbering - Review of the 070 number range

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

In this document, we set out our provisional 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

Proposal to apply Code Powers to IX Wireless Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 January 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 06 February 2018

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

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/ix-wireless-limited