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Consultation: Regulatory financial reporting

Consultation on a set of draft directions relating to BT’s regulatory financial reporting obligations.

Consultation: Dark fibre

Consultation on adding dark fibre to the remedies for business connectivity markets.


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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

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

Consultation: Dark fibre

  • Consultation
  • Start: 23 November 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 29 December 2017

Consultation on adding dark fibre to the remedies for business connectivity markets.

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

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

Further consultation: Mobile Call Termination Market Review 2018-2021

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 November 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 18 December 2017

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: Automatic compensation

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 05 June 2017

In this statement, we set out our conclusion that there is a need for an automatic compensation scheme to protect residential consumers who suffer from certain service quality failures with their landline and/or broadband services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/automatic-compensation

Consultation: Clarifying how mobile numbers can be used by Communications Providers

  • Consultation
  • Start: 09 November 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 21 December 2017

This document proposes changes to the National Telephone Numbering Plan to clarify how 07X numbers are to be used.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/modification-national-telephone-numbering

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

Proposal to apply Code Powers to Boundless Networks Limited

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 13 October 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 13 November 2017

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

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

Proposal to apply Code Powers to County Broadband Limited

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 13 October 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 13 November 2017

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

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

Consultation: Broadband Speeds Codes of Practice

  • Consultation
  • Start: 06 October 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 10 November 2017

We are proposing to strengthen the current codes to improve broadband speed estimates provided at the point of sale, after sale and in customer contracts.

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

Consultation: Guidelines for Calling Line Identification Facilities

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 September 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 14 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: 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

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: 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

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