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24th August, 2015 - 11:46 am (1 Comment)

The Labour Party’s Shadow Culture Secretary, Chris Bryant MP, has joined the debate over Ofcom’s strategic review of the United Kingdom’s digital communications market and come down on the side of those who want to see the regulator split BT from their network access division, Openreach.

bt_ee_merged

14th August, 2015 - 8:34 am (6 Comments)

BT’s proposed £12.5bn UK merger with mobile giant EE has been given a boost after the national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, advised the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that it didn’t have any major objections to the deal and suggested that existing regulation could tackle most concerns.

ofcom_uk_map_mobile_coverage_checker

13th August, 2015 - 10:39 am (12 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has launched a new Mobile Coverage Checker, which they hope will make it easier for consumers in the United Kingdom to view the 2G, 3G and 4G (Mobile Broadband) signal quality of Mobile Network Operators in any given area. But it’s not that different from what is already on offer.

fire_extinguisher

10th August, 2015 - 2:41 pm (7 Comments)

Remember when BT introduced the new premium BTSport TV Pack at the start of this month for an extra £5 (here)? Do you also remember how BT then tried to force that pack onto their existing customers, unless they specifically opted-out? Well Ofcom wasn’t happy and neither were many of BT’s customers.

sky broadband uk

6th August, 2015 - 1:42 pm (4 Comments)

Ofcom has launched an own-initiative investigation into Sky’s (Sky Broadband) compliance with their rules for governing service cancellation and terminations, which appear to have arisen following a bout of customer complaints.

internet security and privacy email

6th August, 2015 - 11:15 am (7 Comments)

Some people and telecoms operators around the United Kingdom are being hit by a spate of SPAM emails, which appear to emanate from the national regulator. Industry sources initially suggested to ISPreview.co.uk that Ofcom had suffered a security breach, although the regulator denies this.

fibre_optic_green_cables_from_top_right

6th August, 2015 - 12:01 am (12 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today published their annual 2015 Communications Market Report, which reveals the latest details about the take-up and usage of broadband, mobile, phone and broadcasting (TV and Radio) services across the United Kingdom (split by England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland).

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

30th July, 2015 - 12:17 pm (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has proposed that in the future it could impose higher penalties against telecoms and broadband providers that break its rules, which it claims would deliver a “stronger deterrent effect” and thus “reduce regulatory contraventions“.

unicom

29th July, 2015 - 11:38 am (2 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today fined Unicom (Universal Utilities) £200,000 for misleading consumers over the sale of their fixed line telecommunications services (between the 1st March 2013 and 8th July 2014).

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

29th July, 2015 - 10:26 am (1 Comment)

The telecoms regulator has re-run its FTTC / VULA “margin squeeze” test, which was introduced earlier this year as a mechanism for keeping BT’s “fibre broadband” prices fair by ensuring they “maintain a sufficient margin between wholesale and retail … charges“, and found that the operator is not in breach.

mobile_phone_sim_cards

28th July, 2015 - 10:45 am (5 Comments)

Switching to a different Mobile Network Operator (MNO) in the United Kingdom could soon become even easier after the national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, proposed a number of changes that they claim would harmonise and thus simplify the process by taking a cue from home broadband ISP migrations.

b4rn wray fibre optic rural broadband

24th July, 2015 - 10:36 am (21 Comments)

The Director of Strategy for ITS Technology, David Cullen, has said that the CEO of national UK telecoms regulator Ofcom, Sharon White, was wrong to tell MPs that those living in the final 5% of the country are “not going to get” fibre broadband style connectivity to improve their Internet access.

sharon white ofcom uk ceo

22nd July, 2015 - 1:16 pm (20 Comments)

The CEO of the United Kingdom’s communications regulator, Sharon White, has told a Culture, Media and Sport Committee in Parliament that in her view those who live in the final 5% of premises that have yet to benefit from superfast broadband will not get “fibre” connectivity. “We are not going to get there through fibre,” said White.

wireless mobile mast

21st July, 2015 - 7:39 pm (5 Comments)

A row over competition in the UK market for Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) services has erupted after broadband ISP TalkTalk accused Vodafone of “withdrawing entirely from the MVNO market“, which would seriously limit the choices for BT and EE’s rivals when hunting for an alternative supplier.

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