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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... >>

Ofcom is making 0800 numbers free to call from mobiles

Ofcom is making 0800 numbers free to call from mobiles

By 12 December 2013

In an attempt to make call charges clearer Ofcom has announced changes to numbers used for companies and organisations. It will also be making 0800 free to call from mobiles, at last. The changes will apply to non-geographical numbers starting with 08,... >>

You can cancel your phone contract without penalty if prices rise, says Ofcom

You can cancel your phone contract without penalty if prices rise, says Ofcom

By 23 October 2013

UK independent communications regulator Ofcom has 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. According to the ruling,... >>

Ofcom to tackle number spoofing with international taskforce, new steps to combat nuisance callers

Ofcom to tackle number spoofing with international taskforce, new steps to combat nuisance callers

By 21 October 2013

Ofcom has joined forces with similar communications regulators from the US and Canada in order to tackle the problem of number spoofing. Number spoofing is where unsolicited, misleading or, at times, fraudulent telemarketing callers use fake or stolen... >>

UK aims to be world leader in 4G services as Ofcom gets ready to free more spectrum

UK aims to be world leader in 4G services as Ofcom gets ready to free more spectrum

By 16 October 2013

4G has  been on British shores for only a short while and already plans are afoot to grow it even further in the near future. 4G is still rolling out across the country with EE and other networks starting to join the bandwagon this December. Now more... >>

Ofcom looks to increase what networks pay for mobile spectrum, EE's 4G bandwith fees to quadruple

Ofcom looks to increase what networks pay for mobile spectrum, EE's 4G bandwith fees to quadruple

By 10 October 2013

Ofcom has published a consultation on greatly increasing annual fees for the 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum bands in the UK to bring them more in line with the additional bands auctioned for 4G coverage. In December 2010, the British Government directed... >>