Ofcom has released a draft of its proposed Plan of Work for FY 2024-25 for consultation.  

The proposed Plan of Work sets out Ofcom’s key priorities and work programmes for the 2024/25 financial year, and also provides an insight into key regulatory developments that will emerge or are likely

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New mobile roaming alert – protections for UK holidaymakers

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Ofcom has opened a consultation that sets out proposals for new rules and guidance

Continue Reading New mobile roaming rules proposed by Ofcom to protect UK retail customers

On 3 February 2023, Ofcom published guidance setting out how it expects mobile providers to conduct themselves during the upcoming switch-off of 2G and 3G networks in the UK.

This article provides an overview of the background to the switch-off of 2G and 3G networks in the UK, and summarises

Continue Reading Sunsetting of 2G and 3G networks: Ofcom’s expectations for switch off of legacy mobile networks

On Friday 17 June 2022, Ofcom announced a new set of rules coming into force requiring customers of telecoms services (including broadband, mobile and landline services) to be provided with “short and simple” contract details when signing up to a new deal, and an expanded right to exit from their
Continue Reading New rules on short and simple telecoms contract details

In the UK, any person who wishes to operate an earth station gateway, or earth station terminals, as part of a NGSO satellite network must obtain a relevant earth station licence from Ofcom.

In December 2021, Ofcom introduced changes to its existing NGSO earth station licensing process.

As part of
Continue Reading First test of Ofcom’s new non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) satellite system licensing process

On 15 March 2022, Ofcom published a proposed Space Spectrum Strategy (Strategy) for consultation. The Strategy replaces an existing Space Spectrum Strategy published by Ofcom in 2017 and specifically sets out practical work actions Ofcom will focus on over the next two to four years.

Due to the
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This year has seen several pieces of legislation, regulations, and other instruments, released by the UK Government under a broader package of measures to maintain and enhance the security of communications networks and services in the UK. This includes, among others, the Telecommunications (Security) Act 2021 (the “Security Act
Continue Reading Telecoms security: Draft Ofcom compliance guidance and resilience guidelines released for consultation

In November 2021, DLA Piper reported on the new Telecommunications (Security) Act 2021 (the “Security Act”), which amends the existing telecoms security regime in place under the Communications Act 2003 (the “Communications Act”).

The Security Act establishes the overarching security obligations of telecoms providers, and provides
Continue Reading Draft Telecoms Security Regulations and Code of Practice released for consultation

On 17 November 2021, the Telecommunications (Security) Act 2021 (the “Security Act”) was passed into law.
The Security Act will amend the existing security duties under the Communications Act 2003 (the “Communications Act”) which are applicable to providers of Public Electronic Communications Networks (“PECNs”)
Continue Reading Telecommunications (Security) Act 2021: New security obligations on providers of communications networks and services, and new powers for Ofcom to enforce compliance