Robocaller & Telemarketer blacklist

Users of PBX telephone systems could then regularly update the currently used Robo/Telemarketer numbers, and remove false poisitives. Public would be assured that the listed numbers are current and that private subscribers and false positives are not being blocked.

The current system of collecting these numbers from diverse web databases means anyone can blacklist YOUR NUMBER.

Why is this idea important?

Users of PBX telephone systems could then regularly update the currently used Robo/Telemarketer numbers, and remove false poisitives. Public would be assured that the listed numbers are current and that private subscribers and false positives are not being blocked.

The current system of collecting these numbers from diverse web databases means anyone can blacklist YOUR NUMBER.

Scrap the Funds for Liabilities burden on telecoms companies

At present Telecoms companies are required to lodge a bond or other financial instrument which would pay for their network to be ripped out or made safe in the event that they go bust and no one buys up the assets. This used to be a discretionary power for Oftel but it has now become compulsory for all network operators. It is costly and burdensome and has never been triggered so it is tying up cash which could better be used in rolling out next generation networks for the UK. 

Why is this idea important?

At present Telecoms companies are required to lodge a bond or other financial instrument which would pay for their network to be ripped out or made safe in the event that they go bust and no one buys up the assets. This used to be a discretionary power for Oftel but it has now become compulsory for all network operators. It is costly and burdensome and has never been triggered so it is tying up cash which could better be used in rolling out next generation networks for the UK. 

Ofcom and telco charges

OFCOM makes decisions that are commercially ludicrous and it's power in the area of charges made by monopoly suppliers BT/Openreach, Virgin etc need to be curtailed such that re-sellers can hope to have some possibility of making a profit in the telecoms industry.

For example there is currently a charge made by BT of around £25 for disconnecting a broadband, user If a user moves and wants their broadband moving to a new line fees in excess of £70 are levied (Somehow BT can manage to transfer their phone line and number for no/very little cost)

A business reselling the service is supposed to pass these charges to the end user…., lets get real who has ever heard of a charge for discontinuing a service?, "excuse me Tesco, I won't be using your Stores again", "that's fine sir just pay a £25 fee"

The whole idea of charging someone to stop using a service is a nonsense, unenforceable(Except on the re-seller who needs to continue purchasing from the supplier) and any Regulator who lives in the real world would recognise this.

OFCOM needs major reform and small business awareness injecting into them

Why is this idea important?

OFCOM makes decisions that are commercially ludicrous and it's power in the area of charges made by monopoly suppliers BT/Openreach, Virgin etc need to be curtailed such that re-sellers can hope to have some possibility of making a profit in the telecoms industry.

For example there is currently a charge made by BT of around £25 for disconnecting a broadband, user If a user moves and wants their broadband moving to a new line fees in excess of £70 are levied (Somehow BT can manage to transfer their phone line and number for no/very little cost)

A business reselling the service is supposed to pass these charges to the end user…., lets get real who has ever heard of a charge for discontinuing a service?, "excuse me Tesco, I won't be using your Stores again", "that's fine sir just pay a £25 fee"

The whole idea of charging someone to stop using a service is a nonsense, unenforceable(Except on the re-seller who needs to continue purchasing from the supplier) and any Regulator who lives in the real world would recognise this.

OFCOM needs major reform and small business awareness injecting into them