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Consultation: Proposed changes to the conditions included in digital television additional service licences

This consultation sets out changes that Ofcom is proposing to make to the conditions included in Digital Television Additional Service (‘DTAS’) licences.

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Artemis Fibre Limited

We are proposing to apply the electronic communications code to Artemis Fibre Limited and invite comments before reaching a final decision.


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Consultation: Resilience guidance

  • Consultation
  • Start: 08 December 2023
  • Status: Open
  • End: 01 March 2024

In this consultation, we are proposing to update our existing resilience guidance to provide greater clarity on how providers of public electronic communications networks and services can comply with their security duties under a new framework for security and resilience that came into force in October 2022.

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

Statement: Quick, easy and reliable switching

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 03 February 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 09 November 2021

Ofcom has confirmed proposed amendments to our General Conditions to give effect to these decisions from 3 April 2023.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/simpler-broadband-switching

Statement: Mobile phone repeaters - Changes to the Wireless Telegraphy Regulations 2022

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 24 October 2023
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 04 December 2023

In October 2023 we published a consultation proposing to remove the requirement for 4G repeaters to also repeat 2G/3G signals.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/mobile-phone-repeaters

Consultation: Tackling scam calls – expecting providers to block more calls with spoofed numbers

  • Consultation
  • Start: 01 February 2024
  • Status: Open
  • End: 28 March 2024

We are proposing to update our Calling Line Identification guidance to confirm that providers are expected to identify and block scam calls.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/updating-cli-guidance-to-tackle-scam-calls

Call for inputs: review of ADR in the telecoms sector

  • Consultation
  • Start: 29 November 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 10 January 2024

We are inviting stakeholder comments on our review to consider whether consumers and small businesses are receiving accessible, fair and consistent outcomes from the ADR procedures established under the Act.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/review-of-adr-in-the-telecoms-sector

Statement: Future of telephone numbers

  • Consultation
  • Start: 23 April 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 02 July 2021

This consultation proposes amendments to the rules that govern the use of phone numbers in the UK.

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

Consultation: Further consultation on revenue sharing

  • Consultation
  • Start: 01 December 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 02 February 2024

This consultation forms part of our ongoing review of telephone numbers (the Future of Numbering Review).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/further-consultation-on-revenue-sharing

Consultation: The future regulation of phone-paid services

  • Consultation
  • Start: 21 November 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 23 January 2024

This consultation sets out our proposals in effect to transfer the regulatory functions of the PSA to Ofcom, including associated proposed changes to the regulation of controlled PRS (CPRS).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/the-future-regulation-of-phone-paid-services

Statement: Electronic Communications Code - proposed amendments to Template Notices

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 12 September 2023
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 10 October 2023

Electronic Communications Code: In response to our consultation we have decided to make the proposed amendments to the template notices without any further changes.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/consultation-ecc-proposed-amendments-template-notices

Statement: Quality of service for ethernet and dark fibre

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 14 July 2023
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 24 August 2023

Ofcom are choosing to modify the QoS standard for repairing ethernet and Dark Fibre products and associated transparency requirements.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/quality-of-service-for-ethernet-and-dark-fibre

Statement: Approval of Phone-paid Services Authority’s Code of Practice (fifteenth edition)

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 30 April 2021
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 11 June 2021

This Statement sets out Ofcom’s decision to approve the Phone-paid Services Authority’s new Code of Practice under section 121 of the Communication Act 2003.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/approval-of-psa-code-of-practice-15

Consultation: Mobile roaming – Strengthening customer protections

  • Consultation
  • Start: 20 July 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 28 September 2023

We are proposing new rules and guidance to protect mobile customers when roaming.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/mobile-roaming-customer-protections

Consultation: Calling Line Identification (CLI) authentication – a potential approach to detecting and blocking spoofed numbers

  • Consultation
  • Start: 28 April 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 23 June 2023

we are inviting stakeholders views on our initial thinking about how CLI authentication might work in the UK

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/cli-authentication

Statement: Openreach proposed FTTP offer starting 1 April 2023 (Equinox 2)

  • Consultation
  • Statement

Ofcom has assessed 'Equinox 2', Openreach's new pricing offer for fibre-to-the-premises services, and decided not to take any action at this time.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-3/openreach-proposed-fttp-offer-starting-1-april-2023

Statement: Ofcom's plan of work 2023-24

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 14 December 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 08 February 2023

As we take on these new duties, this plan of work sets out our planned activity to deliver on our mission to make communications work for everyone over the coming year.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-2/ofcoms-plan-of-work-2023-24

Consultation: Proposal to modify the terms on which the Code is applied to KCOM Group Limited

  • Consultation
  • Start: 27 March 2023
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 27 April 2023

Our proposal to modify the terms on which the electronic communications code applies to KCOM Group Limited.

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

Consultation: Proposal to apply Code powers to Giggle Fibre Limited

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 06 February 2023
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 06 March 2023

This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Giggle Fibre Limited.

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

Statement: Promoting investment and competition in fibre networks – Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review 2021-26

  • Consultation
  • Statement

We have published our decisions for our regulation of the fixed telecoms markets that underpin broadband, mobile and business connections, for the period from April 2021 to March 2026.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/consultations-and-statements/category-1/2021-26-wholesale-fixed-telecoms-market-review

Statement: Proposal to apply Code powers to Meliora Networks Limited

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 20 December 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 25 January 2023

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

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

Statement: Proposal to apply Code powers to Kustom Konsulting Limited

  • Consultation
  • Statement
  • Start: 08 December 2022
  • Status: Statement published
  • End: 12 January 2023

This document confirms Ofcom’s proposal to apply the electronic communications code (“the Code”) to Kustom Konsulting Limited.

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