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Consultation: Absolute Radio – proposals to reduce AM coverage

Consultation on Absolute Radio’s proposals to reduce by 5% the transmission coverage of its AM national commercial radio licence.

Consultation: Ofcom Diversity and Inclusion Programme 2018-2022

This document provides an opportunity for those with an interest in Ofcom’s work on diversity and equality to comment on our objectives and suggest any activities that should be part of our Diversity and Inclusion Programme.


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Consultation: Personal numbering - Review of the 070 number range

  • Consultation
  • Start: 06 December 2017
  • Status: Open
  • 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

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

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

Statement: Review of Security Guidance

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

Statement on updates to Ofcom’s guidance on network and service security.

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

Statement: Electronic Communications Code

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 02 June 2017

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

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/electronic-communications-code

Coexistence of new services in the 700 MHz band with digital terrestrial television

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 09 May 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 18 July 2017

This statement presents the conclusions of our technical analysis of coexistence issues between future mobile services in the 700 MHz band and digital terrestrial television (DTT) in the adjacent band.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/coexistence-of-new-services-in-the-700-mhz-band-with-digital-terrestrial-television

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

Further consultation: Mobile Call Termination Market Review 2018-2021

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 November 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • 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

Fixed wireless spectrum strategy: Consultation on proposed next steps to enable future uses of fixed wireless links

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 December 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 01 February 2018

This document summarises our key findings on how the uses of fixed wireless links could change over the next 5-10 years, and consults on specific areas which focus on enabling ultra-high capacity wireless backhaul requirements for the future.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/fixed-wireless-spectrum-strategy

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: Proposed Annual Plan 2018-19

  • Consultation
  • Start: 01 December 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 February 2018

Our proposed Annual Plan 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

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

Statement: Improving access to 5.8 GHz spectrum for broadband fixed wireless access

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

This document sets out our decision to remove a restriction on Broadband Fixed Wireless Access (BFWA) use in part of the 5.8 GHz band.

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

Proposal to apply Code Powers to Voneus Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 November 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 29 December 2017

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

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

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

Proposal to apply Code Powers to Cambridge Fibre Networks Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 24 November 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 29 December 2017

Ofcom has reviewed an application for Code powers submitted by Cambridge Fibre Networks Ltd and this document sets out a summary of the contents of that application, as well as Ofcom’s proposal to grant Code powers.

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

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

Consultation: Dark fibre

  • Consultation
  • Start: 23 November 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • 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

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