The regulator has been able to allocate numbers to BT and other telcos for free until now, but on Wednesday it announced a test of annual charges in a bid to relieve the shortage in some areas
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The UK's Competition Commission has backed Ofcom's plans for cutting mobile termination charges, and has agreed with BT that the cuts should go even deeper and arrive sooner
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 has decided that BT must cut wholesale prices for up-to-8Mbps services in many rural areas, arguing that this will lead to cheaper and faster broadband for homes and businesses
The regulator has told mobile operators to cut charges for receiving calls by around 80 percent, but the operators have threatened to raise pre-pay prices in response
The telecoms provider will hike its line rental prices by the same amount as the now-scrapped next-generation broadband levy, but also make calls to mobiles cheaper
Under pressure from Ofcom, BT, TalkTalk and Virgin Media agree to significantly reduce the fees they charge customers to end their landline and broadband contracts
London fibre to the home pilot could involve 40,000 homes
Just after Ofcom closed a consultation that is expected to allow BT to raise its charges to rival ISPs for local loop unbundling, TalkTalk criticised the price increases as unnecessary
Mobile strikes back
The IT and communications giant reduces charges on broadband and mobile plans for small businesses, and revamps the included extras.
The telecoms provider will no longer charge consumers extra for calling numbers beginning with 0845 or 0870, but business customers will still have to pay extra
BT has announced a new roaming voucher for its business traveller customers, based largely on a tie-in with the soon-to-go-live iBahn network of hotel hotspots.It may offer relatively cheap surfing minutes (especially when compared with data roaming charges over the 3G networks) but I have to confess I find it roughly as straightforward as a John Prescott speech.
Operator has dropped its Ofcom complaint over alleged overcharging by BT, but its reasons for the withdrawal are unclear
But analysts say BT break-up "too difficult"
Victorious Thus, Tiscali and others have mild celebration then return to the attack
BT and Oftel come in for a roasting from government
The seemingly never-ending battle over Freeserve's claim that BT's broadband has been anti-competitively priced isn't quite over, despite Oftel twice rejecting the charge
The new super-regulator has missed an opportunity to bring real competition to Britain's high-speed Internet market, say some telcos
True competition in the high-speed Internet market does not exist because of BT's growing dominance, according to Ofcom and Oftel
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