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11th December, 2012 (2 Comments)

The UK communications regulator has today begun the long awaited and much delayed auction of 4G (LTE) superfast Mobile Broadband radio spectrum (800MHz and 2.6GHz) by opening the process up to the first official applications from Mobile Network Operators (MNO) and related firms.

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4th December, 2012 (1 Comment)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has today published its latest study of customer service satisfaction among the biggest telecoms operators and revealed that Sky Broadband (BSkyB) comes top for both its fixed line broadband, TV and phone services, while O2 was rated the best for mobile providers.

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24th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has told a Westminster Media Forum event that it will be the responsibility of each broadband ISP to decide which of their customers are officially defined as “subscribers” and thus susceptible to the new copyright infringement rules, which are designed to clampdown on “illegal” internet piracy.

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22nd November, 2012 (0 Comments)

Ofcom UK has today proposed a new framework to support the future use of White Space (IEEE 802.22) based wireless broadband technology on a licence exempt basis. The new service harnesses unused radio spectrum, which exists between Digital TV channels (470MHz to 790MHz), to deliver wifi style connectivity over a wide area.

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20th November, 2012 (1 Comment)

The communications regulator has today revealed that 47% of UK internet users are unable to “confidently identify” whether the online content they download, stream or share is legal or not. Meanwhile some 16% of users aged 12+ said they had “accessed online content illegally” between May to July 2012.

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16th November, 2012 (10 Comments)

The communications regulator has published its annual 2012 Infrastructure Report, which claims that “close to” 100% of premises in the United Kingdom can now receive a broadband service (71% take-up) and just 10% can only get sub-2Mbps speeds (down from 14% in 2011). Superfast broadband (25Mbps+) is also available to 65% of homes and businesses (7% take-up).

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12th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

Ofcom has today announced the final regulations, reserve prices and timetable for its imminent auction of superfast 4G (LTE or WiMAX) compatible Mobile Broadband spectrum (800MHz and 2.6GHz), which will officially get underway on 11th December 2012 with the first services to launch in May or June 2013.

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9th November, 2012 (4 Comments)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has today launched two new reviews that aim to examine the effectiveness of competition between telecoms operators in both the Fixed Access Market and the Wholesale Broadband Access Market (WBA). A major focus will be on the impact of new super-fast broadband services.

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9th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

A new report created by Mott MacDonald (MM) has advised Ofcom on how to improve its identification of mis-selling and slamming in the UK phone and broadband market. The research found several issues with the regulators tracking of such complaints and revealed some interesting details about the scale of related problems.

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6th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest quarterly Telecoms Market Data Tables Q2 2012 report has revealed that the UK is now home to a total of 21.067 million fixed line home and small business broadband ISP connections (up from 20.91m in Q1-2012), which includes 601,000 superfast fibre optic based services (e.g. FTTC/P).

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5th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

Ofcom has told ISPreview.co.uk that they hope to finally outline their chosen method to improve the migration process for UK phone and broadband providers before the end of this year, which is a “key priority” for the regulator and should make it faster, safer and easier for consumers to swap ISP.

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31st October, 2012 (8 Comments)

The CEO of budget ISP TalkTalk, Dido Harding, has warned a Westminster panel session that the UK government should “start to worry” about the lack of competition in the new market for fibre optic based superfast broadband services; where a true alternative to BT and cheaper fibre-based local loop unbundling (LLU) remains absent.

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26th October, 2012 (0 Comments)

The low cost BT Basic service, which reduces the price of telephone line rental to the equivalent of £4.80 a month for those on state benefits (e.g. the unemployed), is changing its eligibility criteria in 2013 to reflect the government’s stricter policy. Oh and there’s a price rise.

wireless broadband internet mast

24th October, 2012 (1 Comment)

Ofcom has today confirmed the successful completion of the UK’s switchover from the old Analogue TV to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV) signals, which paves the way for the next generation of 4G superfast Mobile Broadband (LTE) services to launch via the vacant 800MHz band.

4g mobile broadband uk wireless lte technology

18th October, 2012 (3 Comments)

The UK’s primary Mobile Broadband operators have today setup a new company called Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited (formerly MitCo), which will work to ensure that 900,000 UK homes don’t lose Freeview Digital TV (DTV) services when the new 4G (LTE) products, via the 800MHz band, arrive next year.

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18th October, 2012 (1 Comment)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has today launched a new consultation that seeks to address the problem of unexpected mid-contract price rises, which can lead to broadband, phone and mobile customers paying significantly more than they originally signed up for.

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17th October, 2012 (0 Comments)

Consumer Focus has warned Rights Holders that there is a very real danger of “systematic errors” causing damage to the Internet Protocol (IP) address based evidence that they intend to use against broadband ISP customers whom are suspected of engaging in internet piracy (copyright infringement).

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