FCS News

Telecomms Security Bill Update

FCS have attended a meeting with DCMS and industry regarding the Telecomms Security Bill. The bill is now at the report stage in the House of Lords. The report stage gives all members of the Lords a further opportunity to examine and make amendments to the bill. After...

Ofcom decision on Openreach FTTP pricing offer

Update from Ofcom: Ofcom has today published its decision on a new fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) pricing offer that Openreach intends to introduce from 1 October 2021. Under our wholesale fixed telecoms market review rules, Openreach must notify us of certain offers 90...

UC Today Partner Awards 2021

FCS is proud to have our CEO Itret Latif as part of the judging panel for the UC Today Partner Awards 2021! View more information and the judging panel here

Ofcom Statement on the ‘One Touch Switch’ process announced

The Ofcom Statement with regards to switching is out today. Whilst we welcome the One Touch option, we have some concerns in relation to the delivery date of April 2023 and that there is still no decision on switching for business. View the Ofcom Statement here If you...

Future of Porting

FCS recently attended the first meeting to discuss the requirement of a central number data base for the future of porting. We are currently engaging on behalf of members with industry workgroups and will attend further workshops. We will be sending out a document...

Criminal hacking organisation (REvil) planned and organised attacks

We have been informed that a criminal hacking organisation calling themselves REvil appear to be carrying out sophisticated planned and organised distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against VoIP companies in the UK. Early reports indicate that at least a...

FCS and Openreach Board to Board

This month FCS had our board to board with Openreach. In a very interactive and constructive session we discussed the following topics on behalf of our members: ​ Re-imagining the FCS members' relationship with Openreach in the IP world, and the contact strategy with...

Ofcom Open Consultations

Ofcom is currently seeking views on the following topics: Consultation: Mobile phone repeaters – closing date 28 July 2021 Consultation: Proposals for the regulation of advertising on video-sharing platforms – closing date 28 July 2021 Consultation: Request for change...

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 awaiting a final statement from Ofcom on this matter, due at the end of summer. All IP migrations, WLR withdrawal Porting issues - PXC post port prefix...

DCMS Monthly Telecoms Security Legislation Readout

The previous DCMS monthly telecoms security legislation readout is now available to CSP members in the CSP Members resources area which can be found here. The next meeting will take place on 29th July.

Managed Migrations

Openreach and OTA have engaged with FCS on managed migrations. We have started a working group to look at the business journeys, which are much more complex than the residential journeys. ​ We will be starting some workshops to look in more detail at best practice and...

Ofcom requests FCS member input to their Mobile Strategy Review

As communicated previously, FCS is engaging with Ofcom on its Mobile Strategy Review. Ofcom has now requested our members specific feedback and views on the provision of mobile services to business customers. This is a great opportunity for the FCS membership to input...

Openreach FTTP Pricing Offer

Openreach is proposing new FTTP pricing offers. FCS would like your feedback to enable us to respond to an Ofcom call for inputs View more information here Please send feedback to [email protected]

FCS and Openreach Meeting

FCS have attended a meeting where Openreach are consulting with industry on furthering the Covid repair process. It is currently mandated, but pending further announcements from the government regarding thepossible end of lock down, Openreach are considering extended...

June CSP Meeting

June's CSP meeting was held 30th June at 12pm. We had the following presentations form Openreach: Optical Portfolio Update - Simon Williams ​ EAD Portfolio Update – Mark Hitch​ Change to Openreach Service Managers – Juliette Scott ​ Service update Juliette Scott​ ASD...

Ofcom Competition and Consumer Enforcement Bulletin

The latest changes to Ofcom’s Competition and Consumer Enforcement Bulletin were made today and relates to the following cases: Investigation into BT's compliance with its obligations as a broadband universal service provider Investigation into BT response to...

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