Posts Tagged ‘OfCom’
5 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on November 29, 2016 under General Tech
Back in July, UK communications regulator Ofcom set its sights on BT and ordered the ISP to make itself more independent from Openreach. At first, BT complied and said that it would work on addressing... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 25, 2016 under Channel
Amid threats that it could still force BT to break up its businesses if it doesn't play ball, industry regulator OfCom is forcing the British Telecom firm to open up its copper wire and fibre network ... more.
11 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 9, 2016 under Network
Although the UK has always lagged behind other nations when it comes to average download speeds, there are areas where it is better than others. London of course enjoys some of the highest speeds in t... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 14, 2015 under Channel
Authority for Television On Demand (ATVOD), the regulatory body for on demand TV platforms in the UK, like 4OD, BBC iPlayer and the ITV player, is set to close after just five years of operation. It's... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 24, 2015 under Channel
Breaking America is difficult, whether you're a pop star or a giant telecoms company, apparently. UK based BT has called on U.S. regulators to change the current laws on the sale of network usage, mak... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 12, 2015 under Channel
The debate over internet privacy is one that's going to rage for years to come thanks to the continued back and forth tug of war between the likes of politicians, lobby groups and whistle blowers like... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 23, 2015 under General Tech
Hutchinson Whampoa, the parent company of UK mobile network, Three, has confirmed that it is hosting "executive negotiations" with Telefonica to acquire O2 for £10.25 billion. This news comes just ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on December 8, 2014 under General Tech
The number of UK homes with a TV has fallen for the first time ever due to the rise in alternatives like tablets, which offer apps like 4OD, BBC Iplayer and Netflix to watch shows online. Ofcom has co... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 26, 2014 under Channel
Along with all of the GamerGate furore that has engulfed the world of games journalism in the past few months, Youtube Let's Players have been catching flak too, for not making promotional videos obvi... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 19, 2014 under General Tech
Despite BT's continued roll out of fibre broadband and pledges from many of the country's ISPs to deliver high-speed internet to more rural locations, there are some parts of the UK which are still wo... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 10, 2014 under Channel
Considering how much of the internet is consumed by animal pictures, videos and GIFs (the unholy marriage of the former two) it seems ridiculous that someone didn't think of this already. Now though, ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 13, 2014 under Mobile
Mobile phone coverage in the UK might be a lot better now than it was ten years ago, but if you don't live in one of the major cities, making sure your home have enough bars to receive and make calls ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on October 11, 2013 under Mobile
If you thought 4G data prices were bad now, wait until you hear this: Ofcom, the UK communications regulator wants to quadruple the price of licensing 4G signal bands for networks. If the network is g... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 16, 2013 under Channel
British broadcasting watchdog, OfCom, has conducted a study of piracy and online activity without interference from the media industry or its lobby groups and has found that piracy isn't perpetrated b... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 3, 2013 under Channel, Mobile
British telecoms regulator OfCom has announced its intention to push for a law change on current mobile contracts. It wants it to be possible for consumers to leave their mobile, landline or broadband... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 11, 2012 under Channel
Finally the ball is starting to roll with next-generation British mobile broadband, with the auction applications for the 4G spectrum beginning in earnest. Mobile providers have until 4PM today to sub... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 18, 2012 under Channel
Considering the back and forth arguing of the different mobile providers in the UK about how the 4G auction should be completed, you'd be forgiven for not believing that they've now banded together to... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 2, 2012 under Channel, Mobile
Finally the big mobile operators have begun to shake hands over how the auction for 4G services will take place this year, with the agreement between them all expecting to be signed tonight - presumab... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 27, 2012 under Channel
Talk Talk has been crowned the king of horrible ISPs, after it was announced that it had received the most complaints about its services between Apil and June this year. For every 100,000 customers, i... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 21, 2012 under Channel, Mobile, Network
In a move that isn't likely to please the other mobile companies, OfCom has granted Everything Everywhere (formerly Orange and T-Mobile) approval for using its existing 1800 MHz spectrum to offer 4G d... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 24, 2012 under Mobile
OfCom released its report on the 4G spectrum auction earlier today, suggesting that it would take place later this year, finally bringing the high speed network to consumers sometime in late 2013. In ... more.
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