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

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

Jeremy Hunt announces review of 2003 Communications Act

Conservative MP Jeremy Hunt
Role of Ofcom will also come under scrutiny
21 Jan 2011

Ofcom seeks cheaper rural broadband

An Ofcom logo Jurgen Whitehouse sentenced jail fraud
Heavily criticised regulator proposes reductions in BT wholesale prices
20 Jan 2011

Surge in data will see telcos change strategy, says Ovum

Cloud services will also have an impact on business models in 2011
18 Jan 2011

Tech Talk news 17: Analysis - The future of Ofcom

Welcome to Tech Talk episode 17. In addition to a rundown of the week's top IT news stories from Stuart Sumner and Nicola Brittain, we discuss the future of Ofcom.
17 Jan 2011

2011 Predictions from Computing

What does 2011 have in store for IT leaders? Find out here.
13 Jan 2011

Ofcom’s plans for 2011/12 see significantly reduced remit

Quocirca analyst argues that Ofcom's remit reads like a company's mission statement
10 Jan 2011

Ofcom to free up 2G spectrum for 3G

Move should increase mobile broadband speeds, and widen coverage in rural areas
06 Jan 2011

Ofcom to investigate BT pricing

BT has until January to respond to objections that it has abused its dominant position in the market
22 Dec 2010

Ofcom to impose cap on BT charges

Regulator moves to ensure fair pricing in markets where BT is dominant
06 Dec 2010

UK still at least three years away from true 4G services

As Verizon offers "4G" services in 38 US cities, an analyst explains that the UK will have to wait for its turn
03 Dec 2010

European broadband improving, but more needs to be done

European Commission highlights 16 per cent jump in broadband speeds, but Ofcom and government need to align efforts
26 Nov 2010

Quotes of the Week – 19 November 2010

Find out what got industry tongues wagging this week and read some of the top comments from our readers
19 Nov 2010

All we hear is Radio Ga Ga

4G jam tomorrow? Nope, it'll be 2013 according to Ofcom
18 Nov 2010

Ministers told that regulators need to be more IT savvy

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee hears how regulators are allowing industry to 'sleepwalk into cyber risks'
17 Nov 2010

Ofcom told to make improvements

Switching rates, silent calls and broadband speeds are still the regulator's main problems
11 Nov 2010

Competition commissioner vows to uphold net neutrality

Intervention threatened if carriers stray from "best efforts"
02 Nov 2010

Ofcom ruling will speed up broadband rollout

But with internet service providers still angry over tax rates and other legislative hurdles, more could be done
20 Oct 2010

BT refuses to connect remote communities

BT says that exchanges below the 1,000 customer threshold will not be considered for super-fast broadband
04 Oct 2010

Government to comply with new EU telecoms rules

Changes to be implemented by 25 May 2011
17 Sep 2010

Ofcom can fine companies that generate silent calls £2m

Silent calls made by computer-controlled telecommunications systems can scare vulnerable customers
15 Sep 2010

Switching ISPs "too much hassle" say nearly half of consumers

Ofcom says "gaining provider" should be responsible for service switching
10 Sep 2010

Government delays publishing results of online piracy consultation

Ofcom waits on Department for Business, Innovation & Skills consultation results on ISP cost sharing
07 Sep 2010

Digital divide between Wales and rest of UK narrows

High proportion of mobile-only households
19 Aug 2010