Ofcom is the UK's communications regulator. Periodically, we review the strategic role of regulation in particular sectors we regulate. In 2008, we commenced a review of the UK mobile sector - our 'Mobile Sector Assessment'.
Over the last few years, the UK mobile market has changed immensely, in some ways that were predictable, and some ways that have surprised many. We now use mobile phones (and other devices) for an ever-growing proportion of our calls, for texts and, more recently, for broadband.
Last February, we published a short document (guidelines) setting out what we saw as the four critical questions to be answered. On 28 August, we published our consultation document.
We want as many people as possible to be able to comment on our consultation document. Hence this trial, which is an interactive version of the executive summary of the consultation document, Mobile citizens, mobile consumers, that forms the first phase of Ofcom's Mobile Sector Assessment.
You can read, and comment on, any paragraph in the summary.
We will read all comments before they get published (even regulators worry about libel) so there may be a delay before your comment appears. And if we don't feel we can publish your comment because they break one of the House Rules we'll email you back and explain why.
We ask that your comments are relevent to our Assessment (and the paragraph you're commenting on) - if they're not, I'm afraid we won't be able to publish them as part of this trial.
If you wish to download the full consultation document, and/or respond formally to the consultation (closing date 6 November 2008) then visit the Ofcom website .