Consultations and statements


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Consultation: Promoting competition and investment in fibre networks – Initial consultation on the approach to modelling the costs of a fibre network

We are consulting on our proposed approach to modelling the costs of services provided over a fibre network.

Discussion paper: Making communications markets work well for customers – a framework for assessing fairness

This discussion paper explains how we are likely to assess fairness issues and the kinds of concerns that might prompt intervention.


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Consultation: Promoting competition and investment in fibre networks – Initial consultation on the approach to modelling the costs of a fibre network

  • Consultation
  • Start: 21 June 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 02 August 2019

Initial proposals on our approach to modelling the costs of services provided over a fibre network.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/investment-competition-fibre-networks-approach-model

First consultation: Future of telephone numbers

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 April 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 20 June 2019

In this consultation, we look at how numbers might need to evolve so they continue to promote confidence in telephone services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/first-consultation-future-of-telephone-numbers

Discussion paper: Making communications markets work well for customers – a framework for assessing fairness

  • Consultation
  • Start: 17 June 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 12 August 2019

Ofcom wants communications providers to do more to put fairness at the heart of their businesses. This discussion paper explains how we are likely to assess fairness issues and the kinds of concerns that might prompt intervention.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/making-communications-markets-work-well-for-customers

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Persimmon Homes Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 14 June 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 15 July 2019

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Persimmon Homes Limited.

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

First consultation: Future of interconnection and call termination

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 April 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 06 June 2019

In this consultation we discuss the factors that may influence future regulation, and potential options for the future regulatory framework.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/future-of-interconnection-and-call-termination

First consultation: Promoting trust in telephone numbers

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 April 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 06 June 2019

This document sets out our proposal for a key change in the way numbers are used by networks, which we believe is necessary to tackle nuisance and scam calls.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/promoting-trust-in-telephone-numbers

Statement: Delivering the Broadband Universal Service

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 05 December 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 13 February 2019

We are consulting on who we plan to designate as Broadband Universal Service Providers, and the conditions that should apply for delivering USO connections and services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/delivering-broadband-universal-service

Consultation: Physical infrastructure market review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 02 November 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 01 February 2019

This document is a consultation on proposals for regulation that will allow all telecoms providers access to the largest network of suitable telecoms infrastructure: the ducts and poles owned by BT.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/physical-infrastructure-market-review

Draft statement: Promoting competition and investment in fibre networks – review of the physical infrastructure and business connectivity markets

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 02 November 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 18 January 2019

We have carried out reviews of the market for physical infrastructure, and the market for high-speed business services (’leased lines’).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/review-physical-infrastructure-and-business-connectivity-markets

Consultation: Business connectivity market review

  • Consultation
  • Start: 02 November 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 18 January 2019

Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Market Review (BCMR) examines the markets for the provision of leased lines in the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/business-connectivity-market-review

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Zzoomm PLC

  • Consultation
  • Start: 18 April 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 17 May 2019

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Zzoomm plc.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Broadway Partners Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 18 April 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 17 May 2019

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Broadway Partners Limited.

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

Consultation: 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

Consultation: Proposal to modify the terms of the direction applying Code powers to IX Wireless Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 March 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 April 2019

We are proposing to modify the terms on which the electronic communications code (“the Code”) applies to XI Wireless Limited.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Lightning Fibre Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 22 March 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 22 April 2019

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Lightning Fibre Limited.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Lothian Broadband Networks Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 12 April 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 13 May 2019

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Lothian Broadband Networks Limited.

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

Consultation: Promoting competition and investment in fibre networks – Initial proposals – Approach to remedies

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 March 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 07 June 2019

This document sets out our initial proposals on the key remedies that will need to be imposed on the wholesale fixed telecoms markets from 2021.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/promoting-investment-competition-fibre-networks-approach-remedies

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Ontix Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 April 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 07 May 2019

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Ontix Limited.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Ranston Farm Partnership

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 April 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 07 May 2019

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Ranston Farm Partnership.

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

Consultation: Promoting investment and competition in fibre networks

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 December 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 26 February 2019

We are consulting on our strategy for promoting investment and competition in fibre networks, and our approach to geographic markets.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/promoting-investment-competition-fibre-networks