Consultations and statements


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Consultation: Localness on commercial radio

This document seeks views on some proposed changes to Ofcom’s localness guidelines for local commercial radio stations.

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

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


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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

Draft statement: Wholesale broadband access market review

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 22 June 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 14 September 2017

This document sets out Ofcom’s provisional assessment of competition within the UK's Wholesale Broadband Access markets.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/wholesale-broadband-access-market-review

Draft statement: WLA and WBA Market Reviews - Competition in the Hull area

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 22 June 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 14 September 2017

This document sets out the conclusions of our Wholesale Local Access and Wholesale Broadband Access Market Reviews in relation to the Hull Area.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/wholesale-local-broadband-access-market-reviews-hull

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

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 June 2018
  • Status: Open
  • 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: Directory Enquiries (118) Review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 June 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 22 August 2018

This consultation concerns 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: Proposal to apply Code Powers to Ulstercom Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 June 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 06 July 2018

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to Britannia Towers II Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 June 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 06 July 2018

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code to Britannia Towers II Ltd.

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

Consultation: Proposal to modify the direction applied to Code Powers to Arqiva Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 June 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 06 July 2018

Proposal to modify the terms on which the electronic communications code (“the Code”) applies to Arqiva Limited by virtue of an existing direction from Ofcom, dated 10 March 2005 applying the Code to Arqiva Limited.

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

Consultation: Proposal to modify the direction applied to Code Powers to Arqiva Services Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 June 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 06 July 2018

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to modify the terms on which the electronic communications code (“the Code”) applies to Arqiva Services Limited by virtue of an existing direction from Ofcom, dated 10 March 2005 applying the Code to Arqiva Limited.

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

Consultation: Proposed guidance on protecting access to emergency organisations when there is a power cut at the customer’s premises

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

This consultation proposes guidelines on the measures communications providers should have in place to ensure that customers making calls over broadband are able to make emergency calls in the event of a power cut at their premises.

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

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: Proposal to apply Code Powers to B4B Networks Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 11 May 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 11 June 2018

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to B4B Networks Ltd.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/code-powers-to-b4b-networks-ltd

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

Statement: Review of the General Conditions of Entitlement

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

The documents on this page relate to the changes we have decided to make to the General Conditions of Entitlement – the regulatory rules that all communications providers must follow to operate in the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/review-general-conditions

Consultation on changes to the General Conditions of Entitlement

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 April 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 28 May 2018

Consultation on proposal to amend general condition C6.6, additional changes to our guidance on Calling Line Identification facilities, and a number of minor drafting changes.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-changes-general-conditions-of-entitlement

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

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: Closed
  • 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

Proposal to apply Code Powers to ITS Technology Group Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 April 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • 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