Ofcom

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

2 weeks 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

3 weeks ago

YouTube Axes TalkRadio Channel

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

3 weeks 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 month 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 month 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 month 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

2 months 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…

3 months 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

3 months 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…

6 months 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…

6 months 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…

9 months 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

9 months 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

10 months 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

10 months 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…

11 months 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

12 months 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

1 year 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

1 year ago

Ofcom Mulls Ban On Selling ‘Locked’ Phones

Easier switching to other providers. UK regulator begins consultation on ban on smartphones locked to particular mobile networks

1 year ago

Ofcom To Free Up More 5G Spectrum

To increase mobile services and help drive 5G uptake, UK regulator pledges auction of more 'mobile airwaves'

1 year ago

Government, Operators Target Not-Spots With ‘Shared Rural Network’

No more rural not-spots, after the government and mobile operators pledge a £1 billion plan to create a 'Shared Rural…

1 year ago

Ofcom Tackles Broadband Pricing For Vulnerable Customers

New measures protect vulnerable customers from high broadband prices, as well as price cuts for out-of-contract customers

1 year ago

BT And Others To Meet Government For FTTP Broadband – Report

Telecom figures to meet government today to discuss nationwide rollout of fibre to the premise (FTTP)

1 year ago

Streaming Catching Traditional TV, Ofcom Finds

The UK is becoming a nation of streamers thanks to speedy broadband access, but traditional TV remains top for content

1 year ago

Giffgaff Fined £1.4m For Overcharging Millions Of Customers

Billing error meant customers were effectively charged twice after purchasing prepaid bundles of minutes, text messages and data

1 year ago

New Rules Allow Users To Switch Mobile Providers With A Single Text

From Monday users can switch to a new provider within one working day without notice period charges

2 years ago

Three Readies 5G Network For August Launch

Another 5G network set to arrive this year, as Three readies network for 25 cities and towns in the UK

2 years ago

Ofcom To Give Fibre Rivals Greater Access To BT’s Poles And Ducts

Greater access to Openreach infrastructure planned by Ofcom as it seeks to drive fibre investment

2 years ago

Broadband Customers To Get End-Of-Contract Notice

New Ofcom rules means TV and ISP suppliers must inform customers of best deals, and when a contract ends

2 years ago