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25th August, 2012 (5 Comments)

The Competition Commission (CC) is to investigate Ofcom’s March 2012 decision to cut the annual price of BT’s Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) and Unbundled (LLU) broadband and telephone lines for rival ISPs, such as TalkTalk and Sky Broadband.

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23rd August, 2012 (21 Comments)

Communications provider Entanet UK has warned that the new generation of superfast broadband (25Mbps+) services “will only be sustainable” if BTWholesale is forced by the telecoms regulator to cut wholesale bandwidth charges for ISPs.

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23rd August, 2012 (0 Comments)

The boss of broadband provider AAISP (Andrews & Arnold) has warned that Ofcom’s new “decision making principles“, which are designed help the Alternative Dispute Resolution consumer complaint handlers reach a “fair and reasonable outcome” for both ISPs and customers alike, might not have much of an impact.

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22nd August, 2012 (1 Comment)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has today introduced new “decision making principles” to help its two Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) consumer complaint handler schemes reach “better outcomes” and award “fair” compensation for customers affected by poor broadband or phone services.

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21st August, 2012 (9 Comments)

The communications regulator, Ofcom, has today ignored threats of legal action from rival mobile operators by allowing T-Mobile and Orange UK (Everything Everywhere) to deploy superfast “4G” Mobile Broadband services over their existing 1800MHz radio spectrum.

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17th August, 2012 (57 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest broadband speeds report (released this week) also includes a unique and useful insight into the Latency (Ping) and Packet Loss performance of the UK’s largest ISPs, which can have a serious impact upon the performance of specific internet applications (e.g. online video games, Skype etc.). But which provider is best?

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15th August, 2012 (20 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today published its latest study of the United Kingdom’s average fixed line internet performance. The report, which is based on data from May 2012, reveals that the average broadband download speed has jumped from 7.6Mbps (Megabits/sec) in the last survey to reach 9Mbps now (+19%).

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15th August, 2012 (0 Comments)

An Ofcom commissioned CSMG investigation into the impact of IP address sharing upon website blocking measures, which makes such methods “technically complex” for ISPs to implement, has found that 97% of “top-level domains” (.com, .net and .org) reside on addresses that are shared with other sites. Block one and you risk hurting others.

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14th August, 2012 (1 Comment)

The communications regulator, Ofcom, has confirmed in its latest quarterly Telecoms Market Data Tables Q1 2012 report that the UK is now home to a total of 20.89 million fixed line home and small business broadband ISP connections (up from 20.43m in Q4-2011), which includes 552k superfast fibre optic based services (e.g. FTTC).

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14th August, 2012 (0 Comments)

Serious doubt has been cast over the viability of the government’s £150m Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP), which aims to make Mobile Broadband and voice services available to “at least 98%” of the United Kingdom by the end of 2017 (currently 95%), after Three UK chose not to sign-up.. yet.

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10th August, 2012 (9 Comments)

Telecoms regulator Ofcom UK has today proposed to grant Fibrewave Networks the power to “carry out street works” as part of its plan to roll-out a new rural fibre optic based superfast broadband ISP network in Cambridgeshire, which will initially cover the villages of Earith, Bluntisham and Colne.

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10th August, 2012 (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national UK telecoms network, has set a date for the introduction of its new Cancel Other Expedite (COE) process. This is designed to help consumers switch phone and or broadband providers when their old ISP “misuses” the current Cancel Other process to prevent a migration.

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7th August, 2012 (2 Comments)

The UK government’s communications minister, Ed Vaizey MP, has told the Open Rights Group (ORG) that “public intermediaries” (e.g. libraries and education networks) will “not be bound” by Ofcom’s Initial Obligations Code, which requires broadband ISPs to clamp down upon P2P internet copyright infringement (piracy).

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1st August, 2012 (8 Comments)

The Court of Appeal has largely rejected BT’s latest attempt to appeal two judgments of the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) from June 2010 and March 2011, which challenged an Ofcom ruling that found the operator had charged rival ISPs too much for access to its network (i.e. Partial Private Circuits – trunk segments market).

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24th July, 2012 (0 Comments)

Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, has today unveiled its final proposal for the forthcoming auction of “4G” (Long Term Evolution) based superfast Mobile Broadband spectrum (800MHz and 2.6GHz). But sadly, due to constant bickering between operators, the first bids won’t take place until “early 2013“.

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20th July, 2012 (0 Comments)

The telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that it will not release the next major study of UK Mobile Broadband speeds and performance until “the beginning of next year at the earliest“; almost two full years after its first report.

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18th July, 2012 (20 Comments)

The communications regulator, Ofcom, has released its annual 2012 Communications Market Report (CMR), which covers almost every conceivable variable of the UK’s media and telecom industries. In particular it reveals that 60% of UK homes can now access superfast broadband ISP services (up from 53% a year ago) but uptake is still low.

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