Latest OfCom articles

More mobile spectrum for 4G to be auctioned off next year

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Regulator Ofcom says another auction for 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands will boost mobile internet capacity
10 Nov 2014

Government claims ‘superfast’ broadband plan is 'on track' after reaching one million homes and businesses in UK

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Culture secretary Sajid Javid believes businesses can boost profits by upgrading to 24Mbps broadband
08 Aug 2014

Ofcom: smartphone internet use growing seven times faster than laptops and desktops

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New Ofcom report shows traditional devices sliding off the map in the UK
07 Aug 2014

National roaming for mobile: where to turn?

Is the government being serious about a national roaming plan that has left mobile networks flabbergasted? Sooraj Shah finds out
28 Jul 2014

Ofcom to overhaul IT services

£25m worth of IT services contracts revealed in pre-tender notice
07 Jul 2014

Ofcom identifies spectrum bands that could be used for 5G

New spectrum could expand mobile data capacity by 25 times by 2030
21 Nov 2013

Vodafone falls short in 3G coverage, says Ofcom

Vodafone only network to fail to meet obligation to deliver 3G coverage to 90 per cent of UK population
08 Nov 2013

Mobile, broadband and landline contracts can be cancelled if companies increase prices – Ofcom

New guidance will come into effect in January, protecting consumers and small businesses
24 Oct 2013

Vodafone, EE and Three left outraged as Ofcom bumps up price of mobile spectrum

Mobile operators claim that proposed prices are 'excessive'
11 Oct 2013

Huawei developing 5G technology with a view to launching in 2020

Chinese telecoms firm has 200 people working on the project
22 Jul 2013

Ofcom enables mobile operators to reuse spectrum for 4G services

Vodafone, O2 and Three given boost by communications regulator
11 Jul 2013

4G speed test to be conducted by end of 2013, says Ofcom

3G networks also to be tested to see what the benefits are of upgrading to 4G
08 Jul 2013

Ofcom to pilot 'white space' radio spectrum in advance of 2014 roll-out

'White space' radio spectrum to be released for commercial data usage.
30 Apr 2013

Ofcom proposes price reductions for wholesale data links

BT would have to slash prices by 11 per cent below inflation for three years
25 Feb 2013

Ofcom raises £2.3bn in 4G spectrum auction

Amount is £1bn less than government had forecast
20 Feb 2013

4G auction bidding battle commences

Ofcom is using the 'combinatorial clock' auction format to decide which carriers get which frequencies
23 Jan 2013

Ofcom announces £1.3bn 4G auction schedule

Further 4G services could be available by May 2013
12 Nov 2012

4G auction could be brought forward

Peace talks ongoing between Ofcom, Culture Secretary and mobile operators
02 Oct 2012

Three selects Samsung for 4G infrastructure deployment

But commercialisation for Three's 4G services to begin in 2013
24 Aug 2012

Prospect of 4G rollout fails to get IT leaders' pulse racing

Essex County Council CIO David Wilde and a digital start-up give their views on the rollout of 4G
31 Jul 2012

Sky rules itself out of 4G auction; Everything Everywhere wants 4G decision

Sky will not battle against BT and Three for ‘fourth operator’ spectrum
27 Jul 2012

BT could go to war with Three at 4G auction

Telecoms giant indicates to Computing that it may want to bid for reserved spectrum
26 Jul 2012

Bidding for 4G auction will start in 2013

4G will be available in the UK at end of 2013, promises Ofcom
24 Jul 2012

Texting now more popular than talking in UK, says Ofcom

Texting also outstrips face-to-face meeting by nine per cent
18 Jul 2012