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Find out how covered you are for broadband, 3G + 4G mobile, Wi-Fi and TV reception on this map

Find out how covered you are for broadband, 3G + 4G mobile, Wi-Fi and TV reception on this map

By 8 December 2014

Ofcom has launched an interactive map that tells you exactly how covered your area is for communication technologies. The UK's independent communications regulator has used a combination of its own research into TV, radio, broadband, wi-fi and mobile... >>

Ofcom opens investigation into £4.5 billion Premier League TV rights after Virgin Media complaint

Ofcom opens investigation into £4.5 billion Premier League TV rights after Virgin Media complaint

By 18 November 2014

Ofcom has announced that it will be investigating the sale of live TV rights for the FA Premier League under the competition act. It follows a complaint by Virgin Media that Brits are getting a poor deal compared to fans in other European nations. The... >>

Never lose mobile signal again with national roaming, but it may cost you in 4G and battery life

Never lose mobile signal again with national roaming, but it may cost you in 4G and battery life

By 5 November 2014

The UK government has proposed a national roaming rule which would mean your mobile can access any network to offer complete 2G call coverage. This means even in weaker areas of connection, or notspots as they're being dubbed, you could still get signal... >>

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... >>

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,... >>


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