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Ofcom clears the way for 4G this year

Ofcom clears the way for 4G this year

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Telecoms watchdog Ofcom has given the go-ahead for mobile operator Everything Everywhere to launch 4G mobile services on the firm's existing 2G spectrum.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Mar 13th 2012 at 10:52PM
Ofcom takes aim at mobile 'bill shock'

Ofcom takes aim at mobile 'bill shock'

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Telecoms watchdog Ofcom has described an 'action plan' for reducing so-called mobile phone 'bill shocks', warning service providers that if the measures do not "sufficiently reduce consumer harm" the regular ...

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Mar 2nd 2012 at 12:28AM
£180m of 4G auction dosh to pay to fix TV interference

£180m of 4G auction dosh to pay to fix TV interference

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The government will allocate £180 million from the upcoming auction of radio spectrum for 4G services to combat television signal interference resulting from the new technology.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Feb 22nd 2012 at 10:20PM
Ofcom wants to make it easier to switch broadband

Ofcom wants to make it easier to switch broadband

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Broadband consumers may find the process of switching provider will become considerably easier following a proposal from telecoms watchdog Ofcom that takes aim at delays and red tape.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Feb 10th 2012 at 6:54AM

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Ofcom tells EC 'BT must cut broadband prices'

Ofcom tells EC 'BT must cut broadband prices'

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The European Commission has received a proposal from Ofcom to require BT’s Openreach wholesale broadband operation to cut the prices on three of its main products.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Feb 7th 2012 at 10:15AM
UK broadband speeds on the rise

UK broadband speeds on the rise

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Telco watchdog Ofcom has reported that average broadband speeds across Britain are on the rise but new guidelines will mean ASDL+ packages can only be advertised 'up to' 14Mb/s instead ...

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Feb 2nd 2012 at 6:29AM
Shadow Minister slams 4G auction

Shadow Minister slams 4G auction

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Labour opposition shadow minister for media has slammed the slow progress of the 4G radio spectrum auction, adding that the taxpayer was out of pocket millions of pounds due to ...

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Jan 16th 2012 at 5:52AM
Ofcom unveils new £5 billion mobile spectrum auction plan

Ofcom unveils new £5 billion mobile spectrum auction plan

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UK communications regulator Ofcom has given the go ahead for the upcoming auction of radio spectrum which will see a 75 per cent increase in the amount of radio spectrum ...

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Jan 13th 2012 at 5:17AM

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Lumia phones

Rise of the planet of the apps

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Ofcom’s 2011 International Communications Market Report has revealed some interesting facts about mobile internet usage. The report states that the use of internet on mobile phones has more than doubled ...

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Dec 15th 2011 at 2:18PM
Ofcom gets tough on net neutrality

Ofcom gets tough on net neutrality

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British telecoms watchdog Ofcom has called on internet service providers to provide more information regarding traffic management the ISPs use to curb excessive demand.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Nov 25th 2011 at 5:36AM
MPs urge haste in 4G spectrum auction

MPs urge haste in 4G spectrum auction

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A group of MPs that make up the Commons Culture, Media and Sport committee have urged Ofcom to change the current goal of one 4G mobile broadband provider reaching 95 ...

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Nov 4th 2011 at 6:36AM
Ofcom maps British broadband quality

Ofcom maps British broadband quality

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British telecoms regulator Ofcom has released interactive maps that depict the state of mobile coverage including 3G data services across the country.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Nov 2nd 2011 at 7:24AM

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4G mobile delay to cost business 'hundreds of millions'

4G mobile delay to cost business 'hundreds of millions'

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The Open Policy Group has released a report (pdf) that says British businesses will lose hundreds of millions of pounds due to the delay in the 4G mobile spectrum auction.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Oct 4th 2011 at 9:59PM
Three warns of capacity crunch if spectrum auction delayed

Three warns of capacity crunch if spectrum auction delayed

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Mobile operator Three has said that the telco could begin running out of mobile network capacity in city regions by the end of the next year, according to a BBC ...

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Sep 29th 2011 at 8:36AM
A nation of smartphone addicts

A nation of smartphone addicts

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A new Communications Market Report from Ofcom has revealed that the UK is a nation of smartphone addicts.

Helen French
by Helen French
on Aug 4th 2011 at 10:24AM
Ofcom says broadband speed 'reality gap' increasing

Ofcom says broadband speed 'reality gap' increasing

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British communications regulator Ofcom has said that broadband speeds have increased by 10 per cent over the previous six months but the gap between advertised and actual speeds has widened.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Jul 27th 2011 at 8:35AM

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Ofcom acts to reduce BT rural broadband charges

Ofcom acts to reduce BT rural broadband charges

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British telco regulator Ofcom has moved to reduce BT's charges for access to the firm's network which may lead to cheaper broadband for rural customers.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Jul 21st 2011 at 8:31AM
Ofcom launches map of UK broadband

Ofcom launches map of UK broadband

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Telcom regulator Ofcom has launched the first interactive map of broadband access across the UK using data sourced from ISPs.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Jul 7th 2011 at 9:23AM
Ofcom: Mobile broadband speeds decreasing

Ofcom: Mobile broadband speeds decreasing

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Research by Ofcom has found that while more people are using mobile broadband than ever before, available bandwidth has decreased and download times have increased.

Matt Grainger
by Matt Grainger
on May 26th 2011 at 10:16AM
Ofcom says 4G to deliver 230% more bandwidth

Ofcom says 4G to deliver 230% more bandwidth

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British telecoms watchdog Ofcom announced the results of research which indicated that 4G mobile networks could offer 230 per cent greater capacity with the same radio spectrum.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on May 13th 2011 at 10:50AM