Latest OfCom articles

Businesses 'should embrace' smartphone dependency

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Ofcom study reveals that smartphone use is changing the way we communicate and do business
04 Aug 2011

IEEE agrees 802.22 standard for white space broadband

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Says standard will allow broadband wireless access in locations up to 100km from a transmitter
02 Aug 2011

Ofcom considers use of FM radio band for white space technology

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Radio wave spectrum could be used for mobile broadband
07 Jul 2011

Ofcom lets mobile firms trade spectrum

Ofcom has given the go-ahead for mobile operators to trade the rights to the radio spectrum they hold
23 Jun 2011

O2: 4G spectrum auction is illegal under EU law

The telecoms company claims that the taxpayer could be £1bn out of pocket
10 Jun 2011

Ofcom IT boss jailed for fraud

Jurgen Whitehouse swindled more than £500k
09 Jun 2011

Former Ofcom exec to head new Wales internet body

It will seek to promote the benefits of superfast broadband
09 Jun 2011

eBay calls on Ofcom to unlock m-commerce potential

Research reveals m-commerce could be worth £18bn by 2021
31 May 2011

Telecoms spending rises as firms prepare for 4G

Next-gen mobile services see first rise in telecoms spending since global downturn reports Yankee
26 May 2011

O2 crowned UK's fastest 3G network

Ofcom research finds O2's 3G network delivers fastest downloads
26 May 2011

MPs urge Ofcom to move goalposts on spectrum auction

Motion to encourage Ofcom to mandate 98 per cent population coverage was signed by 100 MPs from all political parties
20 May 2011

GCHQ in U-turn over power line networking interference

Spy agency no longer believes the technology will hinder its activities
18 May 2011

EU Communications Directive could cost UK £133m

UK government assesses the costs of implementing the EU's revised Electronic Communications Framework
17 May 2011

Ofcom pushes small cells to increase 4G capacity

Its research suggests 4G will deliver capacity gains of more than 200 per cent
12 May 2011

BT Openreach to cut cost of broadband infrastructure access

Reduction expected after completion of field trials
27 Apr 2011

TalkTalk and 3 top Ofcom’s complaints list

The communications regulator receives 450 telecoms complaints a day
21 Apr 2011

4G spectrum auction: What are the issues?

Ofcom's 4G spectrum auction announcement sees it proposing a cap on sales prices
22 Mar 2011

Ofcom sets stage for 4G spectrum auction

Regulator is preparing for a 4G mobile auction in early 2012
22 Mar 2011

Three and Vodafone battle it out over 4G spectrum

Mobile operators gear up for auction in 2012
16 Mar 2011

Government criticised for lack of objectives in 4G spectrum auction

Head of spectrum policy for the government says the priority is the get the spectrum to market
15 Mar 2011

Mobile call costs set to drop

Ofcom says wholesale charges for mobile calls will have to fall by 80 per cent by 2015
15 Mar 2011

3 calls on Ofcom to cap 4G spectrum buying

Operator is worried about being squeezed out of the market
08 Mar 2011

Ofcom demands realistic broadband speed advertising

Watchdog wants marketing to reflect actual broadband speeds
02 Mar 2011

TalkTalk refunds £2.5m following Ofcom investigation

TalkTalk billing systems now consolidated onto one platform following billing inaccuracies last year
28 Feb 2011