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Guidance: Protecting access to emergency organisations when there is a power cut at the customer’s premises

This document confirms Ofcom’s final guidance on how providers can meet their obligations as customers move from traditional landline services to phone services over a broadband connection.

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to PCCW Global Networks (UK) plc

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to PCCW Global Networks (UK) plc.


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Guidance: Protecting access to emergency organisations when there is a power cut at the customer’s premises

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

This document confirms Ofcom’s final guidance on how providers can meet their obligations as customers move from traditional landline services to phone services over a broadband connection.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to PCCW Global Networks (UK) plc

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 October 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 05 November 2018

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code to PCCW Global Networks (UK) plc.

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

Final statement: Personal numbering – Review of the 070 number range

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

Our final 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

Consultation: Helping consumers to get better deals in communications markets - mobile handsets

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 September 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 07 November 2018

Ofcom is seeking views on a range of potential solutions to ensure customers are sold mobile airtime services and handsets in a way that is fair.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/consumers-communications-markets-mobile-handsets

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

  • Consultation
  • Start: 19 June 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • 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: Implementing the broadband universal service obligation

  • Consultation
  • Start: 13 September 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 15 October 2018

This document sets out our proposals on the process for the designation of a broadband Universal Service Provider.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/implementing-broadband-universal-service-obligation

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to Box Broadband Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 August 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 27 September 2018

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to Integrated Digital Services Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 August 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 27 September 2018

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

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

Consultation: Regulatory Financial Reporting – Consultation on proposed regulatory financial reporting directions for KCOM

  • Consultation
  • Start: 07 August 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 18 September 2018

In this document we consult on a new set of directions relating to KCOM’s Regulatory Financial Reporting obligations. These cover all markets in which KCOM is regulated.

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

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

Consultation on end-of-contract and out-of-contract notifications

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 July 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 October 2018

Proposals to set new rules that will require communications providers to send a notification to their customers when they approach the end of their minimum contract period.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/end-of-contract-notifications

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 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

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

Statement on changes to the General Conditions of Entitlement

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 26 April 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 28 May 2018

This statement sets out Ofcom's decision 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/changes-general-conditions-of-entitlement

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

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: Review of the Premium Rate Services Condition

  • Consultation
  • Start: 26 July 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 21 September 2018

This consultation sets out Ofcom’s proposal to modify the Premium Rate Services Condition in order to extend the definition of ‘Controlled Premium Rate Service’ to include all Information, Connection and Signposting Services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/review-premium-rate-services-condition

Statement: Review of spectrum used by fixed wireless services

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 07 December 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • 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