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TalkTalk 'most complained-about ISP' for fifth time

TalkTalk has maintained its position as the UK's most complained-about broadband provider for the fifth quarter running.The company beat fellow ISPs Sky, BT, Orange and Virgin to hold onto the dubious honour for the first quarter of this year, according to data published by communications regulator Ofcom on Tuesday.

June 27, 2012 by

London getting more competitive for leased-line fibre

BT is likely to enjoy lighter controls on the amount it can charge for its leased lines in London, under proposals revealed by Ofcom on Monday.Leased lines offer high-end fibre connectivity as a retail product for business customers, and also as a wholesale product for smaller telcos that resell fixed and mobile broadband services.

June 19, 2012 by

Everything Everywhere LTE spectrum sale nears

Everything Everywhere, the mobile operator combining the UK T-Mobile and Orange networks, has appointed Morgan Stanley to oversee the sale of part of its 1800MHz spectrum.The sale, a regulatory condition set when the networks merged in 2010, will potentially give its competitors a chance to roll out 4G LTE wireless data in advance of Ofcom auctioning off new spectrum at 800 and 2600 MHz for these services.

April 10, 2012 by

BT faces lower limit on line rental charges

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.

February 6, 2012 by

TalkTalk retains top spot in Ofcom complaints table

TalkTalk is still the most complained-about communications provider in the UK, Ofcom has said in its latest dissatisfaction report, although BT looks set to take top spot in next quarter's complaints league.The regulator puts these reports out on a quarterly basis, and it said on Tuesday that TalkTalk had managed to top the list every quarter in the last year, both for its fixed-line broadband and landline services.

December 21, 2011 by

BT cuts landline-to-mobile call costs

BT will from Saturday make it cheaper to call mobile phones from its landlines, after Ofcom forced cellular operators to cut their mobile termination rates.In March, the regulator said operators would have to cut their mobile termination rates (MTRs) by 80 percent, which they duly did at the start of April.

May 25, 2011 by

BT to make landline-to-mobile calls cheaper 'soon'

BT has promised to make it cheaper for its customers to call mobile phones from landlines as soon as possible, after new mobile termination rate caps came into force on Friday.The Ofcom-mandated caps, which ensure mobile operators cannot charge another carrier any more than 2.

April 1, 2011 by

Everything Everywhere drops spectrum refarming threat

Everything Everywhere, the company formed from the merged operations of T-Mobile UK and Orange UK, has dropped a legal threat against the refarming of 2G spectrum for 3G services.The European Commission and Ofcom are keen to allow spectrum in the 900MHz band, currently used only for GSM voice and text services, to be refarmed for 3G data use.

November 3, 2010 by

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