Ofcom

Openreach opens BT's duct and poles up to rivals
Network & Internet

Openreach opens BT's duct and poles up to rivals

The new process comes after Ofcom nearly split BT and Openreach
7 Jul 2016
Three tries to stop Vodafone and BT buying too much spectrum
Mobile

Three tries to stop Vodafone and BT buying too much spectrum

The mobile provider has asked Ofcom to step in
7 Jun 2016
Customers could save £250 by switching mobile providers
Mobile

Customers could save £250 by switching mobile providers

uSwitch claims improvements are needed for customers to benefit from potential savings
18 May 2016
Ofcom vows to speed up Wi-Fi connections for everyone
Network & Internet

Ofcom vows to speed up Wi-Fi connections for everyone

Regulator will make more airwaves available for Wi-Fi channels so the current frequencies aren't saturated
16 May 2016
Ofcom suffers major security breach
Security

Ofcom suffers major security breach

Ex-employee offered sensitive data to major broadcaster
11 Mar 2016
BT clings on to Openreach amid calls for spin-off
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BT clings on to Openreach amid calls for spin-off

Openreach untouched by post-EE merger restructure
1 Feb 2016
TalkTalk: BT-EE merger will lead to 25% price hikes
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Network & Internet

TalkTalk: BT-EE merger will lead to 25% price hikes

Rivals fear for the future of telecoms after CMA approves £12.5bn BT-EE deal
15 Jan 2016
NIIT Technologies wins £23m IT services deal with Ofcom
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Business strategy

NIIT Technologies wins £23m IT services deal with Ofcom

Outsourcer will provide regulator with service desk and datacentre services for four years
12 Jan 2016
Around half of rural areas have sub-par broadband speeds
Network & Internet

Around half of rural areas have sub-par broadband speeds

OFCOM research shows that 48 per cent of rural areas receive less than 10Mbps
1 Dec 2015
Mobile phone operators hike up access charges
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Mobile Phones

Mobile phone operators hike up access charges

The price increase affects calls to 084, 087, 09 and 118 numbers
19 Oct 2015
13 telecoms providers failed to impress consumers in Q2
Network & Internet

13 telecoms providers failed to impress consumers in Q2

Ofcom revealed the most complaints were made against EE's landline and broadband services
23 Sep 2015
Ofcom launches mobile coverage checker
Mobile

Ofcom launches mobile coverage checker

The tool will work both inside and outdoors and welcomes community input
14 Aug 2015
Smartphones are UK's number one way to get online
Mobile Phones

Smartphones are UK's number one way to get online

Ofcom says laptops have fallen behind smartphones for web browsing for the first time ever, thanks to 4G
6 Aug 2015
Ofcom mobile switching plans 'will shake up entire industry'
Network & Internet

Ofcom mobile switching plans 'will shake up entire industry'

Both new and loyal customers will benefit if Ofcom makes it easier to change provider, says expert
28 Jul 2015
EE handed £1m fine by Ofcom over customer service failures
Mobile

EE handed £1m fine by Ofcom over customer service failures

Mobile operator misled users over rights to independent review
3 Jul 2015
O2 vs EE: which should you choose?
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Mobile

O2 vs EE: which should you choose?

We look at two of the UK’s mobile operators and see what they offer to businesses
1 Jul 2015
Ofcom makes it easier to switch providers
Network & Internet

Ofcom makes it easier to switch providers

Improving delivery of services to customers is the responsibility of providers, not regulators says chief exec
19 Jun 2015
Watchdog: BT-EE merger a "real risk" to competition
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Mobile

Watchdog: BT-EE merger a "real risk" to competition

CMA agrees to fast-track its antitrust investigation into quad-play deal
9 Jun 2015
Ofcom: half of households now own a tablet
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Ofcom: half of households now own a tablet

Regulator credits Apple’s iPad with surge in tablet computing
29 May 2015
BT warns Openreach sell-off could harm broadband rollout
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BT warns Openreach sell-off could harm broadband rollout

Any move by Ofcom to separate BT’s network arm could damage superfast broadband coverage
12 May 2015
Internet usage doubles in 10 years, Ofcom reveals
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Internet usage doubles in 10 years, Ofcom reveals

Those aged over 16 spend an average of 20 hours and 30 minutes online each week
12 May 2015
IoT workloads will increase by nearly 750% by 2019
Mobile

IoT workloads will increase by nearly 750% by 2019

Businesses must invest in datacentre infrastructure to help support new devices, IDC warns
29 Apr 2015
Ofcom faces calls to break up BT
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Ofcom faces calls to break up BT

Sky and TalkTalk demand Openreach is split from telco giant
13 Mar 2015
Ofcom wants to cut spectrum licence fees for networks
Mobile

Ofcom wants to cut spectrum licence fees for networks

The move means mobile phone networks would pay 10 per cent less to the government a year
20 Feb 2015