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15th August, 2018 (6 Comments)

The hunt for somebody to replace the outgoing CEO of BT Group, Gavin Patterson, appears to have reached fever pitch, with reports on Sky News that the former boss of telecoms regulator Ofcom, Stephen Carter (Lord Carter of Barnes), has been approach to take over the position. But there are other candidates too.

Internet call centre uk

14th August, 2018 (3 Comments)

Living with a hearing problem is no fun and there can be different forms of such disabilities, which means a solution that works for one group may be unusable for others. Suffice to say that we expect the largest broadband ISPs to cater for such scenarios but a new investigation by Cable.co.uk suggests some are falling short.

wireless broadband rural uk mast

7th August, 2018 (0 Comments)

The Government has this afternoon issued a joint statement alongside landowners and telecoms providers (broadband ISPs and mobile network operators), which aims to put aside past “problems” over implementation of the reformed Electronic Communications Code (ECC) and reaffirm support for the changes.

cambridge_fibre

6th August, 2018 (12 Comments)

At the end of last year we revealed that a new UK ISP called Cambridge Fibre was preparing to deploy a multi-Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network for homes and businesses in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (here). The provider now appears to have begun their rollout and launched packages.

mobile mast vector

2nd August, 2018 (12 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today dropped their investigation into possible breaches of the EU’s Net Neutrality rules by Three UK and Vodafone. The move comes after both mobile network operators made key changes to related products and services.

united_kingdom_digital_binary_map

2nd August, 2018 (3 Comments)

Ofcom has today published their annual 2018 Communications Market Report (CMR), which reveals the latest information about the take-up and impact of Broadband, Mobile, Phone, TV and Radio services across the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland).

telegraph pole three openreach bt engineers

1st August, 2018 (2 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today published the first Draft Reference Offer for their revised Physical Infrastructure Access (PIA) product, which as per Ofcom’s requirements is intended to make it cheaper and easier for ISPs to deploy their own “full fibre” broadband networks via existing cable ducts and telegraph poles.

contract notification letter example

31st July, 2018 (41 Comments)

The national UK telecoms regulator has today proposed new rules that will require phone / broadband ISPs, Pay TV and Mobile operators to inform customers when they approach the end of their minimum contract term, which might also help to encourage more switching within the market and save consumers money.

fibre optic jungle

24th July, 2018 (19 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator has today followed yesterday’s Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (here) by setting out the core regulatory changes that they intend to pursue, which will support the government’s new plan and aim to spread Gigabit capable “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP networks to all by 2033.

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18th July, 2018 (3 Comments)

Ofcom has just published their latest Q1 2018 UK consumer complaints study, which notes that Sky Broadband attracted the least gripes for fixed line broadband and phone services, while TalkTalk attracted the most complaints for both. Pay TV and Mobile providers are also covered.

video streaming player

18th July, 2018 (0 Comments)

Ofcom has today published their annual Media Nations 2018 report and revealed that subscriptions to popular broadband based video streaming platforms (e.g. Netflix, NOW TV and Amazon) have for the first time overtaken those of traditional Pay TV in the UK. On top of that Pay TV revenues also declined for first time.

wireless radio spectrum mast

5th July, 2018 (0 Comments)

Fixed wireless networks are used across the UK for supplying broadband ISP connections to homes, providing backhaul capacity for mobile networks, distributing TV and so forth. As such Ofcom’s review of related services, which sets out their key decisions and a 5 year plan for the spectrum, is very important.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

4th July, 2018 (2 Comments)

The national UK telecommunications and media regulator, Ofcom, has promoted their existing Competition Director, Yih-Choung Teh, to be the new Group Strategy and Research Director. Yih-Choung was previously Ofcom’s Competition Director and replaces Dr Steve Unger in the strategy role.

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4th July, 2018 (24 Comments)

The Office of the Telecoms Adjudicator (OTA) has said that ISPs and Openreach “remain some distance apart” from an agreement on payments as part of Ofcom’s forthcoming automatic compensation system, which will force providers to compensate consumers for a total loss of broadband connectivity.

network_modem_cable

29th June, 2018 (16 Comments)

Mobile operators Three UK and Vodafone in the United Kingdom have again been identified by a new Ofcom report as potentially being in breach of the EU’s rules for protecting Net Neutrality (i.e. there must be no serious blocking or slowing of access to legal websites or internet services).

lycamobile_uk

27th June, 2018 (2 Comments)

A probe conducted by the UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has found “reasonable grounds for believing” that Lycamobile may have breached industry regulations for EU mobile roaming, not least by levying a surcharge and applying overly strict 4G / 3G data roaming limits (mobile broadband).

wireless broadband rural uk mast

26th June, 2018 (10 Comments)

The Country Land and Business Association, which represents thousands of landowners (farmers and businesses) in England and Wales, has once again called on Ofcom to pull rural parts of the UK out of the “digital dark age” by forcing Mobile operators to make 4G “available for all businesses and communities.”

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