Strengthen Global Competitiveness

Broadband Deployment – UK must continue to roll-out broadband infrastructure to all addresses, making full use of all available technologies and enabling local or specialist providers to compete on a best-value, technology-neutral basis.  Meanwhile, in looking to the future, Government should be aware that much of the ‘original two thirds’ is not served by a robust, fully future-proofed infrastructure.  FCS BROADBAND POSITION 

Spectrum Availability –Innovative, next-generation wireless devices, applications, and services require spectrum availability for fixed and mobile broadband use; this can be achieved through further reallocations of state-owned spectrum, flexible regulations, and rapid implementation of voluntary incentive auctions.  FCS SPECTRUM POSITION 

Mobile Telephony:  The current regulatory framework for mobile telephony in the UK (and throughout Europe) does not deliver free and competitive markets.  Rather, it perpetuates a complex monopoly situation where a handful of Mobile Network Operators (currently four in the UK) control all the operating spectrum and all the local mast sites.  In practice, many consumers have no real choice of provider, because their choice is restricted to those operators who have adequate signal strength in their local area. FCS MOBILE TELEPHONY POSITION

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Ofcom Open Consultations

Ofcom is currently seeking views on the following topics: Consultation: Mobile phone repeaters – closing date 28 July...

Government Consultation – New Competition Regime for digital markets

The consultation is available to view on the below link. FCS are going to review and provide further comments in due...

FCS attendance at the NPP & CG Meeting

FCS recently attended the NPP and CG meeting and the below topics were discussed: EECC Switching and Porting -we are...