FCS News

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 been made to overcome some of the difficulties, but...

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 ensure the concerns members flag are recognised and...

12 Days of Compliance

FCS provide it’s 12 top tips for keeping Communication Service Providers compliant in the run up to Christmas.

Ofcom launches investigation into BT following 999 disruption

Please see notice from Ofcom below: Ofcom has today launched an investigation into BT following a UK-wide disruption to emergency call services on 25 June 2023. Our rules require BT and other providers to take all necessary measures to ensure uninterrupted access to...

FCS Concerns Over SS-DAB Emission Limits 

Small-Scale DAB (SS-DAB) is a National Policy project to vastly increase the number of local radio stations throughout the country.  It is to be expected that in your area, there will be at least one new SS-DAB station you can tune to.  The FCS very much supports this...

What Members can Expect from FCS in 2023

As 2023 gets in full swing, Steve Kerr, FCS Head of Compliance and Policy, and Megan Corcoran, FCS Head of Industry Liaison share their areas of focus on behalf of members for the year ahead.

Openreach Exchange Exit Programme 

Openreach Exchange Exit Programme On 12th December Openreach issued a briefing clarifying the latest exchange exit programme details. FCS requested that this briefing was made available in the public domain area of the Openreach website, so that our reseller members...

Industry Leads Discuss Key Topics at FCS Comms Provider Event

The Federation of Communication Services held its annual Comms Provider event in November 2022. The event was very well attended by both FCS members and industry leads keen to gain more information on the three key areas the event covered; Switching (of fixed voice & broadband & infrastructure), The Move to All-IP, and Competition (in the wholesale and retail markets).

Significant 2022 Update to FCS1362 Code of Practice

FCS has issued a significant revision of its FCS1362 code of practice for the installation of mobile radio and ancillary equipment into land-based vehicles. Today’s newly manufactured vehicles are fitted with a wide array of devices covering information needs and...

FCS: Your Champion in the Communications Industry

With a mission to champion and defend the role of smaller professional communications providers in the converging marketplace, we take a quick look at just some of the ways the Federation of Communications Services (FCS) is achieving that so far this year. FCS Code of...

Industry Insight: Thoughts on Data Used for Operational Communications

It is well accepted that the demand for applications, entertainment and commerce is already high, still growing and showing few signs of slowing down. The systems that are being rolled-out and used by everyone have to be regularly upgraded. It is a vibrant area of activity.
But in this article, I want to focus on a limited segment of these data-driven activities. The segment I think is the most interesting is the use of data systems in operational communications; the communications supporting safety-related, mission critical and business critical activities.

Latest Tenders 

CCTV – Maintenance, Supply & Installation – Bath

University of Bath Published date: 10 May 2024 Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract. Contract summary   Industry Surveillance and security systems...

CCTV Maintenance – Essex

Thurrock Council Published date: 24 May 2024 Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract. Contract summary   Industry Surveillance and security systems...

AV hardware and software support – Southampton

Southampton City Council Published date: 24 May 2024 Last edited date: 24 May 2024 Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract. Contract summary  ...