Consultations and statements


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BBC regulation

Under a new BBC Royal Charter, Ofcom will become the BBC's first external regulator in April 2017.

Non-domestic rates and the price for regulated Dark Fibre

We have published three consultation documents which together form a set of proposals for our WLA market review. We consider the extent to which regulation may be required from April 2018.


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MPF rental at service maintenance level 1

  • Start: 31 March 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 05 May 2017

Consultation on our direction making powers to specify the fair and reasonable charge that BT may apply for an important local loop unbundling service which is used by telecoms providers to supply broadband to retail customers.

Wholesale local access market review: duct and pole access remedies

  • Start: 20 April 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 15 June 2017

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

Quality of service for WLR, MPF and GEA

  • Start: 31 March 2017
  • Status: Open
  • 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.

Wholesale local access market review

  • Start: 31 March 2017
  • Status: Open
  • 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.

Delivering a more independent Openreach

  • Start: 17 March 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 28 April 2017

Update on BT’s voluntary notification under s.89C Communications Act 2003 and consultation on releasing the BT Undertakings pursuant to section 154 Enterprise Act 2002.

Non-domestic rates and the price for regulated Dark Fibre

  • Start: 11 April 2017
  • Status: Open
  • 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.

Automatic compensation

  • Start: 24 March 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 05 June 2017

In this consultation we set out proposals to introduce automatic compensation for residential consumers of landline and/or broadband services who suffer quality of service problems in relation to delayed repairs, delayed provisions and missed appointments.

Electronic Communications Code

  • Start: 24 March 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 02 June 2017

Digital Economy Bill: Proposed Code of Practice, Standard Terms of Agreement and Standard Notices.

Review of the market for standalone landline telephone services

  • Start: 28 February 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 09 May 2017

Review of the retail market for standalone landline telephone services, that is the sale of telephone services to those people who buy such services in a standalone contract and not as part of a bundle with other services such as broadband or pay-TV.

Proposal to apply Code Powers to Wildcard UK Limited

  • Start: 27 January 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 27 February 2017

Ofcom has reviewed an application for Code powers submitted by Wildcard UK Limited and this document sets out a summary of the contents of that application, as well as Ofcom’s proposal to grant Code powers in favour of Wildcard UK Limited.

Proposal to revoke Code powers from certain companies

  • Start: 22 December 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 January 2017

Ofcom’s proposal to revoke certain directions granting ‘Code powers’ to a number of companies.

Designing the broadband universal service obligation - Final report to Government

  • Start: 07 April 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 23 June 2016

The UK Government intends to introduce a broadband universal service obligation (USO) that would give everyone a right to a decent broadband connection on reasonable request.

Proposal to apply Code Powers to Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Limited

  • Start: 21 April 2017
  • Status: Open
  • End: 22 May 2017

The grant of Code powers is intended to assist persons that provide an electronic communications network and/or system of conduits. In particular, persons with Code powers may.

Wholesale Local Access Market Review: Initial proposals to develop an effective PIA remedy

  • Start: 06 December 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 31 January 2017

This consultation follows our Digital Communications Review (DCR) and a progress update published in July on supporting investment in ultrafast broadband networks.

Narrowband Market Review

  • Start: 01 December 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 29 March 2017

Consultation on the proposed markets, market power determinations and remedies for wholesale call termination, wholesale call origination and wholesale narrowband access markets.

Proposed Annual Plan 2017/18

  • Start: 29 November 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 07 February 2017

Ofcom exists to make communications markets work for everyone. To achieve this, we are proposing three main goals: to promote competition and ensure that markets work effectively for consumers; to secure standards and improve quality; and to protect consumers from harm.

Proposal to apply Code Powers to Truespeed Communications Ltd

  • Start: 11 November 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 12 December 2016

Decision to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Truespeed Communications Ltd.

Promoting efficient use of geographic telephone numbers

  • Start: 28 October 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 December 2016

Promoting efficient use of geographic telephone numbers: Review of the pilot scheme to charge communications providers for certain geographic numbers, including proposals to modify General Condition 17

Proposal to apply Code Powers to Maximus Networks Ltd

  • Start: 23 September 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 24 October 2016

This document sets out Ofcom's proposal to apply the electronic communications code ('the Code') to Maximus Networks Ltd.

Proposal to apply Code Powers to Community Fibre Limited

  • Start: 19 August 2016
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 19 September 2016

This document sets out Ofcom's proposal to grant Code powers, pursuant to the electronic communications code ('the Code'), to Community Fibre Limited.