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Ofcom wants to quadruple 4G license fees

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 going to be paying 4 times more, it’d be safe to assume customers would also …

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OfCom study claims piracy isn’t a big deal

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 by large numbers of people and should be of little concern to the government or content producing companies. The research …

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Leaving mobile contract without penalty: the future?

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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 provider mid-contract, if said provider raises prices at all. As it stands, consumers are only allowed to …

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4G auction applications begin in UK

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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 submit their bids, as well as a £100,000 deposit. Regulator OfCom will be vetting the bids and handling the auction, …

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UK mobile providers team up to speed 4G release

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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 speed up the release of the 4G spectrum: but that’s exactly what’s happened. Vodafone, Everything Everywhere …

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UK 4G arriving by summer 2013

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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 – presumably because none of them want to give Everyone Everywhere (EE) too much of a lead …

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Talk Talk is the worst ISP, again

Talk Talk

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, it received 42 complaints for its broadband – comparative service Sky, received only 10. It wasn’t …

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Everything Everywhere gets 4G head start

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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 data services to its customers. Considering the auction for who gets what part of the spectrum has yet …

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Mobile networks respond to OfCom 4G plan

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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 response, several of the big mobile operators have commented on the news. With over 1,000 pages to …

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