HomeInsightsOfcom publishes its 2017/18 Annual Plan, outlining its priorities for the next financial year

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Ofcom says that it wants to “make communications work for everyone”. It has three main goals to reach in order to achieve this: (i) to promote competition; (ii) to secure standards and improve quality; and (iii) to protect consumers from harm.

Major work in Ofcom’s 2017-18 work programme includes:

  • continuing to implement the conclusions from its Strategic Review of Digital Communications;
  • successfully integrating its new responsibilities for regulating the BBC; and
  • awarding further mobile spectrum (2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands) to help meet the growing demand for mobile services.

Ofcom’s Annual Plan follows consultation with a wide range of stakeholders and consumers. To read Ofcom’s news release and for a link to the Annual Plan, click here.