05/09/2008

Business Radio Reform | Ofcom

Business Radio Reform | Ofcom

Ofcom has published the changes it is making to the Wireless Telegraphy Regulations for Business Radio.

They are simplifying the license regime (from 21 licenses classes to 5), to allow spectrum trading and transfer of licenses and a new license regime to support the new licenses, but based on the existing fee structure.

The new license regime will take some time to implement and old licenses will need to be migrated to the new regime. New licenses will be issued when the new regime comes into force.

03/09/2008

Requests from BT for variation to, and exemption from, its Undertakings under the Enterprise Act 2002 related to IPStream in certain geographic markets and Wavestream National | Ofcom

Requests from BT for variation to, and exemption from, its Undertakings under the Enterprise Act 2002 related to IPStream in certain geographic markets and Wavestream National | Ofcom

Ofcom is holding a consultation on whether BT can vary their IP Stream pricing in areas where they don't have significant market power (SMP). They want to be able to offer variable pricing and variable pricing to different customers.

Ofcom is proposing to allow BT these changes.

This follows Ofcom's market analysis which showed that BT no longer has SMP in broadband for large areas of the UK (covering around 69% of the population) due to local loop unbundling (LLU) operator competition.

The consultation closes on 01/10/2008

Direction under Section 106(3) of the Communications Act 2003 applying the electronic communications code in the case of H2O Networks Ltd | Ofcom

Direction under Section 106(3) of the Communications Act 2003 applying the electronic communications code in the case of H2O Networks Ltd | Ofcom

H20 Networks have been granted the electronics communication code. This gives them the right to dig roads and other areas to install infrastructure (and they can apply to dig across private land without the landowners permission).

Ofcom only issues the code to responsible companies who provide UK infrastructure and have been known to take it away from companies.