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26th June, 2013 (0 Comments)

Mobile and Internet provider EE UK (Orange) has once again been shamed by Ofcom’s latest quarterly customer complaints report (Q1-2013), which highlighted their home broadband service as having the largest number of disgruntled customers among all of the biggest ISPs. But they did improve from Q4-2012.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

24th June, 2013 (4 Comments)

The telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today fined broadband and phone provider Supatel Limited (TimeTalk) £60,000 for mis-selling (slamming) after they were found guilty of having switched 83 customers from one ISP to another without the individuals knowledge.

bt sport tv and broadband

19th June, 2013 (33 Comments)

The communications regulator, Ofcom, has opened a new competition probe after UK telecoms giant BT complained that the terms on which Sky (Sky Broadband) offered wholesale supply of its Sky Sports 1 and 2 TV channels to their rival YouView (IPTV) platform “amount to an abuse of dominance“.

internet politics

19th June, 2013 (0 Comments)

The legal threats and challenges that preceded this year’s much delayed auction of new superfast 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband spectrum (800MHz and 2.6GHz) have resulted in the government’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) proposing new rules to prevent future hold-up’s.

illegal uk internet downloading

5th June, 2013 (1 Comment)

The UK government’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has confirmed that it now expects broadband ISPs to start issuing their first warning Notification Letters to customers, those whom are suspected of internet piracy, during “the latter half of 2015“. Over a year’s delay from the previous “early” 2014 target.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

3rd June, 2013 (3 Comments)

It’s been a long time coming but the UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has informed ISPreview.co.uk that their chosen method for making it both “simpler and more reliable” for consumers to switch phone or broadband ISP is finally close to being announced. No really, this time it’ll actually happen. We hope.

illegal uk internet downloading

28th May, 2013 (3 Comments)

The government’s plan to discourage online copyright infringement in the UK by forcing broadband ISPs to issue warning Notification Letters to customers whom are suspected of engaging in internet piracy, a process that is due to get underway in H1-2014, could be less effective than hoped.

europe digital agenda

21st May, 2013 (6 Comments)

The European Commission’s Digital Agenda boss, Neelie Kroes, will next month unveil her plans for a single telecoms market that is expected to propose the semi-abolishment of national regulators and the creation of one regulator to govern the whole of Europe (telecoms policy).

united kingdom

16th May, 2013 (18 Comments)

The communications regulator has today published a new report that outlines the availability of different communications services across the United Kingdom. In particular it finds that “standard broadband” services (i.e. HEADLINE speeds of at least 2Mbps) are now available to 95.3% of households and superfast (30Mbps+) to 67.9% .

andrews and arnold uk isp

8th May, 2013 (8 Comments)

The often outspoken boss of business ISP Andrews and Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, has today accused the communications regulator, Ofcom, of “destroying competition” in the UK market for Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephone services.

bt uk isp logo

8th May, 2013 (11 Comments)

National UK telecoms operator BT has said that they “completely refute the basis” of a controversial new TalkTalk commissioned study into its superfast broadband charges as bearing “little resemblance to the actual costs incurred“.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

7th May, 2013 (1 Comment)

The communications regulator, Ofcom, has today published its latest Telecoms Market Data Tables Q4 2012 update and confirmed that the United Kingdom is now home to 22,174,000 21,680,000 fixed line broadband ISP connections (excluding corporate lines), which is up sharply by +659,000 +356,00 in the quarter.

uk fibre optic fttc cable

7th May, 2013 (20 Comments)

A leaked TalkTalk commissioned report from German analyst Wik Consult has predicted that take-up of superfast broadband (FTTC / P) services on BT’s (Openreach) platform will reach a “maximum” of 65% of addressable customers by 2019 and Virgin Media will hit 100% in 2017. But are BT’s prices anti-competitive?

money gbp

3rd May, 2013 (21 Comments)

Prospect, which claims to be an independent union for professionals like engineers, scientists and managers, has warned that Ofcom’s new TalkTalk supported investigation into BT’s “alleged margin squeeze in superfast broadband pricing” could damage investment in the UK telecoms network.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

2nd May, 2013 (11 Comments)

BT has said that its “disappointed” after the UK communications regulator, Ofcom, responded to a competition complaint from rival ISP TalkTalk by opening an investigation into whether or not the operator was “abusing a dominant position” in its supply of superfast broadband (FTTC and FTTP) services.

bt openreach logo uk

1st May, 2013 (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which maintains BT’s national telecoms network, has tweaked the prices that ISPs and other communications providers must pay for line rental (LLU and WLR), missed appointments, aborted engineer visits and unbundled line migrations. Some charges are more expensive while others are a little cheaper.

wireless broadband internet mast

26th April, 2013 (0 Comments)

Ofcom has today called upon the UK telecoms industry to take part in its forthcoming autumn 2013 pilot of White Space (IEEE 802.22) wireless broadband technology, which harnesses the unused radio spectrum that exists between Digital Terrestrial TV channels to deliver wifi style connectivity over a wide area.

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