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Introduction

The UK has established competition in fixed and mobile telecoms and, as a result, its approach is often regarded as best practice for the regulation of the sector.

Highlights

  • Ofcom has already started consulting on the second digital dividend, which aims to make the 700MHz band available for mobile broadband by 2022, and is looking at ways to further deregulate the fixed call market.

Features and Benefits

  • Offers details of the relevant regulated markets and the players identified as dominant in these markets.
  • Provides a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in the UK.

Key questions answered

  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in the UK?
  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies in the UK?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges

Other services subject to regulation

  • Other services subject to regulation in the UK
  • The retail market
  • Regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • Numbering policy
  • Universal service provider

Markets susceptible to regulation

  • Markets susceptible to regulation

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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