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Online Regulatory Training Modules

Our new free member benefit provides access to online Regulatory Training Modules making compliance easy for our members with clear, bitesize, easily digestible videos to explain how to stay on the right side of regulation.

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Gaining Provider Led Business Switching

Ofcom confirmed a requirement for providers to develop and operate a new ‘One Touch Switch’ (OTS) process for all residential customers who switch landline voice and broadband services and to remove the existing Notification of Transfer (NOT) process. In addition, Business customers are required to follow an industry agreed Gaining Provider Led (GPL) process for their fixed voice and broadband switching.see the following website area for more info’.

UPDATE: FCS1331 Code of Practice for Business Radio Site Engineering

FCS is pleased to announce the release of the 2022 Revision of FCS1331 Code of Practice for Business Radio Site Engineering. The 2022 Revision is available free of charge.

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FCS Industry Engagement

‘FCS is fully engaged with Ofcom, OTA2, NICC & wider industry to ensure members are represented on ‘One Touch Switching (OTS), the move to All-IP and the Telecom Security Bill’, see the following website area for more info’.

Become a Member

FCS is an all-industry association: Membership is open to any organisation which supplies or supports business-grade communications solutions to commercial, public sector or private customers.

Harmful Interference from Small-Scale DAB

FCS firmly supports the deployment of Small-Scale DAB local radio stations that will enhance consumer choice PROVIDING THAT THOSE DEPLOYMENTS DO NOT CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE TO CRITICAL BR OPERATIONAL RADIOCOMMUNICATIONS. 

We believe that in some situations SS-DAB will cause Harmful Interference under the proposed regulation. 

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Welcome to FCS

FCS is the not-for-profit industry association for companies which deliver professional voice and data communications solutions to business and public sector customers in the UK. 

Whatever the delivery platform — radio, mobile, copper or fibre — the FCS Mission is to champion and defend the role of the professional communications provider in the converging market place.

Developments on the UKCA Conformity Mark

Good News: Developments on the UKCA Conformity Mark The rules and arrangements for the use of the UKCA mark have been the subject of significant controversy for a significant period.   Several interim proposals have...

FCS Activity Update

On behalf of the smaller communications service provider, this is what the Federation of Communicatons Industry has been up to recently. ------ Service Management Forum (SMF) Megan Corcoran leads this for the FCS to...

FCS Launches New Online Regulatory Training Modules

The Federation of Communication Services is delighted to launch its new member benefit; On-line Regulatory Training.

Accreditation Schemes

FITAS Accreditation Scheme

FCS operates the Police fleet and GPS-approved code of practice for installing radio frequency equipment in motor vehicles.

SEAS

OFCOM-endorsed code of best practice for radio mast site engineering and antenna commissioning.

Mark of Excellence

The Mark of Excellence program is created and championed by  our desire to lead the way in independently setting UK Quality Standards in Telecommunications.