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The majority of the respondents were broadly supportive of one or both of the proposed changes and acknowledged the value of electronic communication operators providing information on their risk assessments and emergency planning.
We will use these responses to inform how we implement Directive 2009/140/EC on the Common Regulatory Framework for Electronic Communications Networks and Services.
Sought views on the government proposals to grant additional powers for Ofcom to help them assess resilience in the UK communications infrastructure. These proposals would help Ofcom to report on the UK communications infrastructure to government every 2 years, building on commitments set out in the ‘Digital Britain White Paper’.
The consultation proposed that Ofcom should be provided with additional powers to direct companies to:
- report to Ofcom on risk assessments and emergency planning
- test emergency plans and participate where necessary in government testing of national response plans for telecoms