The National Optic Fiber Network rollout has been not so successful, according to the chief of the country's telecoms regulator, who called for the next government to take immediate action on spectrum availability.
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Telecom New Zealand this week announced its rollout of VDSL — the copper-based broadband technology promising speeds three to four times that of ADSL lines.
Telecoms body authorized the rollout for third-generation services to municipalities with less than 30,000 inhabitants
BT is facing nearly £100m of repayments after Ofcom concluded the telecoms company had overcharged providers such as BSkyB, TalkTalk and Virgin Media for its ethernet services.
The threat of further delays to the UK's 800MHz spectrum auction and the subsequent rollout of LTE services has passed, according to a letter from the head of telecoms regulator Ofcom.
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has decided that Everything Everywhere can start offering 4G services before the end of the year, ahead of the 4G spectrum auction next year. While the move may anger rivals, it will benefit consumers, at least in the short term.
The home insurance and repairs firm HomeServe has been fined £750,000 by Ofcom, after the telecoms regulator found it had been making an excessive number of silent and abandoned calls to consumers.The fine, the first to be ordered since the maximum penalty was drastically increased in 2010, was levied on Thursday after an investigation that began last year.
People in the UK are becoming increasingly comfortable with the internet and are spending 50 percent more time online than they were five years ago, a media literacy survey by Ofcom has shown.The telecoms regulator said on Thursday that 50 percent of people had "concerns over the internet", which is significantly down the 70 percent who had such concerns in 2007.
Mobile operator Vodafone has accused Ofcom of "taking leave of its senses" in its decision to allow Everything Everywhere to forge ahead with a 4G rollout before 2013, according to reports.The telecoms regulator said on 13 March that it was "minded" to allow Everything Everywhere to refarm its 2G spectrum to provide 4G services using the 1800MHz frequency, prompting the response from Vodafone in The Sunday Times.
The telecoms regulator Ofcom has come up with new draft caps for how much BT Openreach can charge other ISPs for its wholesale line rental and for local loop unbundling.The reduced rates may lead to lower retail prices for consumers and businesses.
Ofcom chief Ed Richards has warned operators that the government may change telecoms regulation if constant litigation threats continue to delay the 4G spectrum auction
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has called for greater transparency by broadband providers and suppliers, and warns that it could force companies to make such changes.
Telecoms regulator Ofcom has given permission for UK mobile operators to buy and sell 2G and 3G spectrum between themselves
A former IT services boss for the telecoms regulatory body Ofcom has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail for defrauding the organisation of more than half a million pounds between 2008 and 2009.Jurgen Whitehouse received the sentencing at Southwark Crown Court on Tuesday, according to a post on the Metropolitan Police website on Wednesday.
The telecoms regulator Ofcom has proposed solutions for dealing with interference between 4G mobile broadband and digital TV, arguing that 4G licence holders will have to bear the brunt of the costs
The company's landline and broadband services inspired more complaints to the telecoms regulator than those of any other major provider, Ofcom has said
Ofcom has censured TalkTalk over its charging of customers for services that were not provided.On Tuesday, the regulator told the UK's largest ISP to "stop breaching telecoms rules or they could face further enforcement action, including a possible financial penalty", according to an Ofcom statement.
The Dutch equivalent of Ofcom is asking hotels to register as internet service providers, according to reports.According to Webwereld, the Netherlands' regulator Opta is investigating the enforcement of a provision in Dutch telecoms law that call on all public electronic communications providers to register as such, at a charge of €250 each.
Income for telecoms operators has fallen for the first time since the 1990s, as data use shoots up, particularly among mobile broadband customers
A leading telecoms analyst says the timing and uncertainty caused by the hung parliament will knock back the rollout of LTE mobile broadband by at least three years
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