Latest Ofcom articles

Ofcom IT boss jailed for fraud

An Ofcom logo Jurgen Whitehouse sentenced jail fraud
Jurgen Whitehouse swindled more than £500k
09 Jun 2011

Former Ofcom exec to head new Wales internet body

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

eBay calls on Ofcom to unlock m-commerce potential

Shoppers in a rush
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

Ofcom to sell 2010MHz band

Telcos could get their hands on the spectrum after the London 2012 Games
17 Feb 2011

Public Accounts Committee says Ofcom must do more to prove its worth

PAC says Ofcom 'needs to do more to allow the taxpayers and companies that fund its activities to judge its performance'
10 Feb 2011

Ofcom ordered to review planned DEA crackdown on IP piracy

The move is likely to delay the Digital Economy Act's site-blocking provisions
02 Feb 2011

Ofcom wholesale price plan unlikely to lead to cheaper rural broadband, ISP exec warns

Timico's Trefor Davies suggests ISPs may just pocket the additional margin
25 Jan 2011

Jeremy Hunt announces review of 2003 Communications Act

Role of Ofcom will also come under scrutiny
21 Jan 2011