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London Zoo helps Ofcom trial ‘white space’ wireless broadcasting, streams meerkats (and why not?)

London Zoo helps Ofcom trial ‘white space’ wireless broadcasting, streams meerkats (and why not?)

By 10 October 2014

Ofcom is working in partnership with several firms to trial wireless "white space" technologies, using the gaps in radio spectrum to transmit data that could eventually benefit consumers and businesses in all manner of applications. Two of those are Google... >>

UK football fans pay most in Europe to watch live TV matches, Virgin Media asks Ofcom to intervene

UK football fans pay most in Europe to watch live TV matches, Virgin Media asks Ofcom to intervene

By 30 September 2014

The live TV rights for FA Premier League are soon to be auctioned again, with the current agreements with BT Sport, Sky Sports and others expiring at the end of the 2016 season, and Virgin Media is calling on UK independent communications regular Ofcom... >>

How will UK mobile and landline call rates be changing from summer 2015?

How will UK mobile and landline call rates be changing from summer 2015?

By 16 September 2014

In the summer of 2015, changes to mobile and landline bills will affect everyone in the UK. Ofcom has enforced new guidelines for calls using smartphones and regular home telephones and the consumer stands to benefit. However, the changes themselves might... >>

Ofcom reveals best mobile networks for call quality, EE tops the list

Ofcom reveals best mobile networks for call quality, EE tops the list

By 12 August 2014

Ofcom, the government approved regulatory office, has released its research on mobile phone networks' phone call quality. EE has come out on top. The research was carried out to help people make an informed decision on the best network for them. This... >>

Forget IQ, take the DQ test: How tech savvy are you? Do you know more than a 6-year-old?

Forget IQ, take the DQ test: How tech savvy are you? Do you know more than a 6-year-old?

By 7 August 2014

Ofcom has published its annual Communications Market Report and as part of the findings has revealed that six year-olds on average have the same technical knowledge as adults aged 45. It's a staggering find really and is based on a test pool of 2,000... >>

Ofcom plans to give networks digital TV spectrum for 4G: How will it affect you?

Ofcom plans to give networks digital TV spectrum for 4G: How will it affect you?

By 28 May 2014

UK independent communications regulator Ofcom has revealed its plans to make new spectrum available to the country's networks to improve their mobile broadband services, without affecting existing free-to-air digital terrestrial TV services. Its proposals... >>

Vodafone vows to never increase your monthly plan for the length of your contract

Vodafone vows to never increase your monthly plan for the length of your contract

By 9 May 2014

Vodafone UK has introduced a fixed price promise for all customers. It will not increase the price of mobile line rental throughout the entire duration of a contract. From 23 January, UK independent communications regulator Ofcom introduced a ruling that... >>

UK’s average broadband speed almost 18Mbps, Virgin Media leading the pack

UK’s average broadband speed almost 18Mbps, Virgin Media leading the pack

By 15 April 2014

Britain's broadband speeds are on the rise, the latest Ofcom report finds. The UK's average broadband speed is 17.8Mbps, a rise of over 3Mbps in just six months. In the five years since Ofcom first began publishing data on the country's broadband speeds,... >>

Three supports Ofcom's fixed pricing ruling so your contract charges won't change

Three supports Ofcom's fixed pricing ruling so your contract charges won't change

By 24 January 2014

UK independent communications regulator Ofcom recently announced that UK mobile phone and landline network providers will have to allow customers to cancel their contracts without penalty if their monthly subscription prices are raised. Now Three has... >>

Superfast satellite internet coming to UK trains, planes and boats

Superfast satellite internet coming to UK trains, planes and boats

By 21 January 2014

Ofcom has just announced that it's going to free up satellite bandwidth to allow superfast internet access on trains, boats and aircraft in the UK. The new broadband speeds should deliver 10 times faster connections than are currently available while... >>