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Consultations and statements


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Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to NATS (En Route) PLC

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to NATS (En Route) PLC.

Consultation: Proposed Changes to the General Conditions and Numbering Plan

We are consulting on proposed changes that will need to be made to two Ofcom regulatory instruments in the event that the United Kingdom leaves the European Union on 29 March 2019 without a withdrawal agreement being in place.


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Consultation: Delivering the Broadband Universal Service

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 December 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • 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: Proposal to apply Code Powers to NATS (En Route) PLC

  • Consultation
  • Start: 15 February 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 18 March 2019

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to NATS (En Route) PLC.

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

Statement: Better Broadband Speeds Information - Voluntary Codes of Practice

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 06 October 2017
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 10 November 2017

This document sets out our decisions on the changes to the codes of practice to improve the information provided to customers and strengthen customers’ rights to exit.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/broadband-speeds-codes-practice

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

Statement: Regulatory Financial Reporting - new regulatory financial reporting directions for KCOM

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 07 August 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 18 September 2018

In this document, we set out the results of our review. Specifically, we set out a new set of directions relating to KCOM’s regulatory financial reporting obligations in the following fixed telecoms markets.

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to toob Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 01 February 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 01 March 2019

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

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

Consultation: Coverage obligations in the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum award - Ofcom’s approach to verifying compliance

  • Consultation
  • Start: 31 January 2019
  • Status: Open
  • End: 12 March 2019

In this document, we set out for stakeholders the criteria and methodology we propose to impose for assessing compliance with the proposed coverage obligations, including the coverage model we intend to use.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/coverage-obligations-in-the-700-mhz-and-3.6-3.8-ghz-spectrum-award

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to WHP Telecoms Ltd

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 December 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 04 January 2019

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

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code Powers to Atlas Tower Group Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 05 December 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 04 January 2019

Proposal to apply the electronic communications Code (“the Code”) to Atlas Tower Group Limited.

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

Consultation: BT regulatory financial reporting

  • Consultation
  • Start: 04 December 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 18 January 2019

We are consulting on a new set of directions relating to BT’s regulatory financial reporting obligations.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/bt-regulatory-financial-reporting

Statement: Review of the Premium Rate Services Condition

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

We have found that there is harm arising from Information, Connection and Signposting Services (ICSS) provided on ‘084’ numbers (‘084’ ICSS), and that this harm is common across all ICSS. We have, therefore, decided to extend the definition of Controlled Premium Rate Services (Controlled PRS) in the Premium Rate Services Condition (the PRS Condition) to include all ICSS, irrespective of number or price point. The effect of this will be that all ICSS would meet the definition of Controlled PRS in the PRS Condition and all ICSS providers will be subject to regulation by the Phone-paid Services Authority (the PSA).

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

Consultation: Enabling opportunities for innovation

  • Consultation
  • Start: 18 December 2018
  • Status: Open
  • End: 12 March 2019

Consultation on proposals to make spectrum available in a range of spectrum bands on a shared basis.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/enabling-opportunities-for-innovation

Consultation: Promoting investment and competition in fibre networks

  • Consultation
  • Start: 11 December 2018
  • Status: Open
  • 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

Consultation: Proposed Annual Plan 2019/20

  • Consultation
  • Start: 03 December 2018
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 08 February 2019

Consultation on our plans for the next financial year (2019/20).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/annual-plan-2019-20

Statement: Directory Enquiries (118) Review

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 13 June 2018
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 22 August 2018

Statement concerning 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

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: Closed
  • 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