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Ofcom consults on award of new spectrum licences and shared spectrum bands – 700 MHz and 3.6 – 3.8 GHz

On 8 February 2019 Ofcom issued a clarification update to its proposed consultation to award 200 MHz of spectrum – with 80 MHz in the 700 MHz band and 120 MHz in the 3.6-3.8 GHz band. The regulator anticipates that … Continue reading

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Ofcom imposes double cap in forthcoming 4G and 5G spectrum auction

On 11 July Ofcom issued its long awaited statement on the competition issues and auction regulations for the award of the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz spectrum bands (the “Auction“).

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Ofcom consults on mobile call termination market review 2018-2021

On 27 June 2017 Ofcom issued a consultation on its review of the wholesale mobile call termination markets for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2021. The last mobile call termination review was published on 17 March 2015 … Continue reading

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Ofcom arrangements with the BBC regarding complaints about BBC online material

In a recent statement Ofcom and the BBC announced how they intend to address BBC online complaints. In April 2017 Ofcom took over from the BBC Trust as the external independent regulator of the BBC for the first time in … Continue reading

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Ofcom publishes new regulatory fees regimes for on-demand programme services

In a recent statement published by Ofcom, the regulator outlined its new regulatory fees regime for on demand programme services (“ODPS“).

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Ofcom and CMA reports submitted to the Government on acquisition of Sky by 21st Century Fox

On 20 June 2017 Ofcom submitted a public interest report to the Government on the proposed acquisition of Sky by 21st Century Fox (“Fox“). The Competition and Markets Authority also submitted a related report on jurisdiction on the same date.

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Ofcom and CMA reports submitted to the Government on acquisition of Sky by 21st Century Fox

On 20 June 2017 Ofcom submitted a public interest report to the Government on the proposed acquisition of Sky by 21st Century Fox (“Fox“). The Competition and Markets Authority also submitted a related report on jurisdiction on the same date.

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Three fined by Ofcom for failure of emergency communications

On 16 June 2017 Ofcom issued mobile network operator Three with a £1,890,000 fine, following an investigation into breach of one of Ofcom’s General Conditions of Entitlement that communications providers have to comply with in the UK (General Condition  3.1(c)). The rule is designed to ensure … Continue reading

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Digital Economy Act 2017: The pick ‘n’ mix assortment of provisions receives Royal Assent

The Digital Economy Act (the “Act“) finally received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and the final text has recently been published. First introduced in the House of Commons in July 2016, it has been the subject of much scrutiny and … Continue reading

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Consultation on Ofcom’s enforcement guidelines

On 21 January 2017, Ofcom launched a consultation to revise the enforcement guidelines which set out how it investigates compliance with, and enforcement of, regulatory requirements relating to: (i) electronic communication networks and services; (ii) consumer protection law; (iii) competition … Continue reading

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