Ofcom

Online Safety Bill Changes Urged By MPs

Changes required. Major changes are being urged by joint committee of MPs to the draft of the UK's online safety…

1 month ago

Public Payphone Protections Revealed By Ofcom

BT says it looks forward to working with Ofcom, after regulator reveals measures to stop closures of public payphones in…

3 months ago

Ofcom Rules To Ease Switching On Different Broadband Networks

New rules to make it simpler to switch broadband supplier in as little as a day, under Ofcom's “One Touch…

4 months ago

Broadband Speeds Rise 20 Percent Since Start Of Covid-19

But 134,000 properties in the United Kingdom are still unable to get a decent broadband connectivity, Ofcom's latest research shows

5 months ago

Ofcom: Telecom Firms Must Do More To Help Struggling Customers

Despite falling average telecom prices, two million UK homes are struggling to afford internet access, comms regulator finds

6 months ago

UK To Fine Social Media Firms That Fail To Remove Abuse

Social networking giants face stiff fines if harmful content is not removed, under the Government's much touted 'Online Safety Bill'

9 months ago

Virgin Media Ranked Worst For Broadband, Mobile Wait Times

Virgin Media kept customers waiting longest on customer service calls for both mobile and broadband, while giffgaff and EE ranked…

9 months ago

BT Pledges ‘Fury’ Build Of FTTP Broadband After Ofcom Pledge

BT will 'build like fury' to deliver fibre to the premise for 20 million homes and businesses by 2030 after…

10 months ago

Ofcom Deal To Increase Fibre To The Premise Deployments

Ofcom agreement with BT gives it the conditions needed to ramp up the nationwide deployment of full fibre broadband in…

10 months ago

Ofcom Hits O2 With £10.5 Million Fine For Overcharging

Put on the naughty step. Mobile operator O2 fined £10.5m by UK regulator for overcharging 140,000 customers between 2011 and…

12 months ago

Ofcom Seeks Easy Switching Of Different Broadband Networks

New one touch process plan from Ofcom, to prevent any 'hassle' when users switch their broadband providers that utilise different…

12 months ago

Elon Musk’s Starlink Satellite Broadband Gains UK Approval

Superfast connectivity for remote locations. Elon Musk's Starlink satellite broadband service has been approved by regulator Ofcom

1 year ago

YouTube Reinstates TalkRadio Channel After Ban Decision

Streaming service YouTube restores talkRADIO after a “further review” of its controversial decision to remove it over Covid-19 content

1 year ago

YouTube Axes TalkRadio Channel

Coronavirus misinformation speculated as reason for YouTube removing Ofcom-regulated TalkRadio from its streaming platform

1 year ago

UK Unlikely To Hit 5G And Broadband Target

Ambitious government target for 85 percent coverage of gigabit-capable broadband by 2025 may not be achieved, committee of MPs warn

1 year ago

Ofcom Urges Telecoms Provider Aid For Vulnerable Households

Ofcom tells providers to 'do more' for homes hit by economic turmoil, as coronavirus lockdown lays bare people's dependence on…

1 year ago

One In Four UK Homes Can Access Gigabyte Broadband, Ofcom Says

UK communications regulator Ofcom reveals 8 million British homes can now access broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps, despite pandemic

1 year ago

UK Telcos Face Large Fines For Using Huawei Kit

New security bill promises to fine big British telecom firms over £100,000 a day, if they continue using Huawei equipment

1 year ago

Mobile Operators Banned From Selling Locked Phones

Ofcom confirms mobile operators in the UK from December will be banned from selling mobile phones locked to their particular…

1 year ago

Ofcom Cites Motorola, Sepura Over Competition Law

British comms regulator issues provisional statement of objections to Motorola Solutions UK and Sepura over police contract

1 year ago

Openreach Unveils Plans For Full Fibre In Final Third

Plans to roll out next generation fibre connections in the hardest to reach areas in the United Kingdom revealed by…

1 year ago

Vodafone Says Upcoming 5G Auction Should Be Halted

Additional auction of 5G spectrum that was due in the Spring should not go ahead after Huawei removal decision, Vodafone…

2 years ago

O2 Legal Challenge Could Delay 5G Spectrum Auction

O2 has voiced concerns about the organisation of the UK's upcoming auction of 5G spectrum, creating the prospect of a…

2 years ago

Coronavirus: Ofcom Labels Eamonn Holmes 5G Comments ‘Ill-judged’

Ofcom warns London Live after David Icke conspiracy theory interview, and issues guidance to ITV after Eamonn Holmes' 5G comments

2 years ago

Coronavirus: Ofcom To Investigate Eamonn Holmes Over 5G Comments

He should know better. Ofcom investigating “as a priority” after Eamonn Holmes makes 5G Coronavirus comment on television

2 years ago

Coronavirus: Ofcom Advice For Staying Connected At Home

'Stay connected' campaign tells people to move routers away from other electrical devices and don't use microwave during video calls

2 years ago

5G Wireless Networks Ruled Safe By Ofcom

5G networks well within safety limits. Testing by UK regulator Ofcom of 16 5G base stations in the UK find…

2 years ago

Government To Put Ofcom In Charge Of Regulating Internet Content

More powers on the way for British communications watchdog Ofcom, after Government decides Internet firms cannot regulate themselves

2 years ago

Ofcom Proposes Changes To Ensure Full Fibre Deployment

Major changes proposed to boost investment for full fibre deployment for both residential and commercial properties in the United Kingdom

2 years ago

Sharon White, Kim Mears Honoured In New Year’s List

Former Ofcom chief executive Sharon White and Openreach fibre boss Kim Mears recognised for services to public and telecoms industry

2 years ago