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    1. February 3, 2016

      Vodafone accuses BT of loading costs on to Openreach network

      Vodafone has criticised BT for “loading costs” on to its Openreach division, which operates the national broadband...

    2. February 2, 2016

      Business secretary Sajid Javid poised to act over BT criticisms

      Sajid Javid has promised to “take action” if Ofcom recommends breaking up BT or launching a competition inquiry when...

    1. February 1, 2016

      Britain must not go from four to three in mobile

      Over the past three years, Europe’s largest telecoms operators have rushed to consolidate the mobile industry....

    2. Tech blog

      February 1, 2016

      #techFT - Google to break out moonshot costs

      Alphabet is spelling out how Google and its pet projects are faring for the first time, the US and EU are still on...

    3. February 1, 2016

      Telefónica shares fall after Ofcom seeks to block merger

      Shares in Spain’s Telefónica fell yesterday after the British telecoms regulator called for Brussels to block the...

    4. February 1, 2016

      BT overhauls management structure in wake of EE takeover

      BT chief executive Gavin Patterson let slip a telling reference to the “old BT” during the company’s third-quarter...

    5. January 31, 2016

      UK regulator calls for blocking of O2 and Three

      The British telecoms regulator has urged Brussels to block the proposed merger of telecoms operators O2 and Three,...

    6. January 31, 2016

      A UK mobile merger that threatens healthy competition

      What would Herbert Hoover, the pioneering US president who excelled at engineering and economics, make of today’s...

    7. January 29, 2016

      Speculation over BBC poisoned chalice chairman post

      It appears the very definition of a poisoned chalice. One previous incumbent resigned after a political outcry, another...

    8. January 26, 2016

      Ofcom promises better deal for business broadband users

      Business broadband users will be able to leave their contracts without penalty if speeds fall below guaranteed levels,...

    9. January 15, 2016

      BT’s £12.5bn takeover of EE cleared by UK competition watchdog

      BT’s £12.5bn acquisition of EE, Britain’s largest mobile group, has been given formal approval by the competition...

    10. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      UK telecoms regulator adds ex-BT chief to board

      The UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has added a former chief executive of BT to its board. Ben Verwaayen, who ran the...

    11. December 27, 2015

      BT will not extend Openreach’s dealings with consumers

      BT will pull back from proposals to allow Openreach to deal directly with consumers when dealing with complaints,...

    12. December 1, 2015

      Small businesses struggle with poor internet

      Rural homes and small businesses in the UK still struggle with poor internet services, according to the telecoms...

    13. November 20, 2015

      Young ‘digital natives’ naive about internet advertising

      Forget their ageist sneering — children may know less about the internet than many people think. Research in the UK has...

    14. November 17, 2015

      BT charge of £1.7m EE cost to Openreach inappropriate, says Ofcom

      The telecoms regulator has labelled “inappropriate” a move by BT to bill part of the cost related to its £12.5bn...

    15. October 9, 2015

      BT urges Ofcom to investigate role of pay-TV

      BT will turn the tables on its rivals that have demanded it be broken up with a call on Ofcom to look at Sky’s...

    16. October 8, 2015

      A new champion for the UK’s mobile phone users

      You do not become a regulator if you shy from the fight. Much of the time is spent in running battles with the likes of...

    17. October 7, 2015

      Ofcom worried UK telecoms mergers risk undermining competition

      The British communications regulator has expressed alarm at the number of mergers in the telecoms sector, saying they...

    18. October 6, 2015

      UK broadband providers wage war over control of Openreach

      With BT and its rivals due to submit evidence to Ofcom this week as the regulator reviews the British telecoms sector,...

    19. September 30, 2015

      Ed Vaizey delivers blow to rivals’ hopes of BT broadband split

      The UK minister overseeing the telecoms sector has poured cold water on the idea of separating BT from its broadband...

    20. September 24, 2015

      UK mobile groups hit by threefold increase in bandwidth costs

      Mobile executives in the UK have warned that a threefold increase in the cost of the bandwidth used to make calls could...

    21. September 22, 2015

      BT fights critics with plans to improve UK broadband

      BT chief executive Gavin Patterson has hit back at rivals who want the former national monopoly broken up, taking to...

    22. September 21, 2015

      Ofcom rebukes RT channel over biased broadcasts

      Britain’s communications regulator has dealt Russia’s state broadcaster a slap on the wrist with a ruling that its...

    23. September 21, 2015

      BT rivals call for probe of UK broadband services

      A group of telecom and media companies has joined the Institute of Directors to denounce the quality of UK broadband...

    24. August 14, 2015

      The more you earn, the more likely you are to be taken for a ride

      Please do not take offence. You may be a consummate professional at work, but you are likely to be a bumbling amateur...

    25. August 6, 2015

      Telecom watchdog says smartphones are now UK’s preferred device

      Smartphones have overtaken laptops as the UK’s preferred device for accessing the internet, according to an Ofcom...

    26. July 30, 2015

      BT scores strong growth in television business

      BT’s television business saw its best performance in nearly two years in the first quarter, adding 60,000 customers...

    27. July 28, 2015

      Royal Mail faces fine for raising barriers to prevent cherry picking

      The last mile is always the hardest. It is particularly so for posties delivering sackloads of snail mail to every...

    28. July 28, 2015

      Ofcom claims Royal Mail breached competition law

      Royal Mail faces the prospect of hefty fines after the postal watchdog said the former state-owned company had breached...

    29. July 23, 2015

      Web providers set to face multimillion-pound broadband levy

      Broadband providers could face an industry levy of hundreds of millions of pounds to deliver the Conservative...

    30. July 20, 2015

      Openreach warns of ‘corporate rivalries’ marring Ofcom review

      The head of BT Openreach has warned against “corporate rivalries” from hijacking an overarching review of the British...

    31. July 16, 2015

      There’s gold in that thar copper but BT may not keep it

      TV costume drama Poldark is over, but Ross Poldark’s Byronic alter ego, Gavin Patterson of BT, continues to battle...

    32. FT Alphaville

      July 16, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Ofcom suggests BT breakup option

      Will anyone have the nerve to break up BT after Ofcom’s tentative suggestion this morning? Anglo American has warned of...

    33. July 9, 2015

      BT escalates bitter battle with Sky

      BT has escalated an increasingly bitter war with arch-rival Sky with a call for greater regulatory intervention to cut...

    34. July 3, 2015

      Ofcom fines EE £1m over handling of complaints

      Britain’s largest mobile phone company EE has been fined £1m by Ofcom over its handling of customer complaints. The...

    35. July 2, 2015

      Audience satisfaction with main terrestrial TV stations rising

      Audiences are more satisfied with Britain’s main television channels than they were in 2008, even though the...

    36. June 28, 2015

      Sky calls for inquiry into BT’s hold over telecoms network

      Sky will on Monday call for a full competition inquiry into BT’s hold over the national telecoms network, marking the...

    37. June 25, 2015

      Ofcom calls for action on broadband for small businesses

      More than one in 10 small businesses are concerned about the provision of broadband services in the UK, prompting the...

    38. June 16, 2015

      Ofcom launches ‘fundamental review’ into Royal Mail

      Royal Mail is to face a “fundamental review” after the withdrawal of rival Whistl from the direct delivery market left...

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