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Having consulted on the matter, the regulator is now making its first tentative steps in preparing for yet another digital switchover. This time, however, moving digital TV views over to new spectrum should be a much easier task.
According to Ofcom's latest report, U.K. broadband users are enjoying average speeds of 9Mbps.
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.
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.
The regulator has set out proposals to take the hassle out of switching landline and broadband provider, and to avoid 'slamming' — preferably by handing the work over to the new supplier
The company has asked Ofcom to let UK operators reuse their GSM spectrum for fast mobile broadband as soon as possible, meaning the UK could get 4G ahead of the upcoming spectrum auction
Ofcom has revised earlier proposals for the upcoming 4G auction in ways that could end the repeated delays in bringing fast mobile broadband to the UK
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.
An Ofcom report has found that take up of super-fast broadband in the UK is very low despite now being available in many parts of the country.The communications watchdog released the information on Wednesday as part of its sixth annual International Communications Market Report.
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.
Ofcom chief Ed Richards says the regulator will require competition in rural broadband networks, and is backing wavelength unbundling as a possible way to ensure fairness in fibre rollouts
Even though there are twice as many 3G connections as fixed-line broadband in the UK, the amount of data passed over mobile broadband is a very small percentage of the total for home usage, according to Ofcom
Northern Ireland, despite having the capability to provide high-speed broadband, only one in four get the speeds they signed up for, according to regulator Ofcom.
UK telecom regulator Ofcom has announced that it is further delaying the auction of the 2.6GHz and 800MHz spectrum set aside for the next generation of mobile broadband.
The regulator has banned the sale of broadband and fixed-line contracts that automatically renew into another fixed-term period, saying they discourage people from switching provider
ISPs sign up to new Ofcom code of practice for broadband advertising...
Broadband is getting faster, but the regulator has pointed out an increasing gap between advertised speeds and those actually received by customers
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
Ofcom is planning a digital switch-off for FM radio and eyeing the frequencies for more broadband services. An exciting alternative is already available
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