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Ofcom Common Standards WG

Following the GigaTAG report, Ofcom has setup a Working Group on Common standards for consumer information describing broadband products. This meets regularly online and has the objective:

To develop and agree common standards [for consumer information] the WG members will adopt and recommend.

The initial papers and output from the first meeting are downloadable from this page (for INCA Members who are logged in - top right). The members of the WG are:

  • BT Group
  • CityFibre
  • Hyperoptic
  • INCA
  • ISPA
  • FCS
  • Ofcom
  • Openreach
  • Plusnet
  • Sky
  • TalkTalk
  • Virgin Media

Ofcom is aiming to reach a consensus by early 2022. They may commission research into the WG's ideas. The proposals will go to consultation with the aim of publishing a voluntary Code in mid-2022.

INCA's Standards Group meets the week before each Ofcom meeting so that INCA Members views can be collated. Clearly the Ofcom Code will shape how the industry can market its products and services to consumers so it is very important for INCA Members to help shape the discussions. You can sign up to the Standards mailing list here.

usually 14:30 - 15:30 usually 15:00 - 1700
  Session 1 Wed 15 Sep 21
Tue 28 Sep 21 14:00 - 16:00 Session 2 Wed 7 Oct 21
Tue 19 Oct 21 Session 3 Wed 27 Oct 21 13:00 - 15:00
Tue 16 Nov 21** Session 4 Wed 24 Nov 21 14 :00 - 16 :00*
Tue 30 Nov 21 cancelled, new date tba  Session 5 Wed 8 Dec 21 moved to mid-Jan *** date tba
skip Session 6 tba
tba Session 7 tba
tba Session 8 tba

* note date and time change from Wed 17th 15:00

** note date change from 9 Nov 21

*** note moved from Dec to mid-Jan. All subsequent Ofcom WG meetings (and the INCA meetings preceding them) will be rescheduled accordingly.