Consultation outcome

Digital Britain report: proposed new duties for Ofcom on resilience

This consultation was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

This consultation has concluded

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Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Sought to identify the best way to implement a new duty for Ofcom to report on the UK communications infrastructure every 2 years


Consultation description

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