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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. June 12, 2015

      Ofcom puts squeeze on BT over cost of high-speed business lines

      British businesses would enjoy “significant” savings on mobile and broadband bills under proposals unveiled on Friday...

    15. June 11, 2015

      Dunstone says merger wave puts UK mobile and broadband at risk

      Sir Charles Dunstone, one of Britain’s best-known telecoms entrepreneurs, has warned that the wave of mergers in the...

    16. June 11, 2015

      Ofcom aims to help broadband and mobile users change providers

      Broadband and mobile telecoms providers will be forced to improve customer services, including allowing people to...

    17. June 10, 2015

      Eurosceptic MPs target BBC with call for regulator

      Eurosceptic MPs have fired a warning shot at the BBC ahead of the EU referendum by proposing the creation of a...

    18. May 27, 2015

      One in 10 toddlers use own tablet computer at home

      One in 10 toddlers uses their own tablet computer in the home, according to data from the UK telecoms regulator that...

    19. May 26, 2015

      Ofcom warns on holding back spectrum to address competition fears

      Ofcom could address competition concerns caused by the mergers of telecoms groups in the UK by holding back spectrum...

    20. May 15, 2015

      Ofcom tells BT its rivals need better superfast broadband access

      Businesses could benefit from improved access to superfast broadband in Britain under proposals from the telecoms...

    21. May 12, 2015

      Young UK web users spend one day a week online

      Younger internet users in the UK spent more than a day a week online on average last year, according to research from...

    22. April 16, 2015

      Ofcom considers deregulation of TV and telecoms sectors

      Ofcom is eyeing deregulation of the television and telecoms industry to reflect radical shifts in how people watch,...

    23. March 20, 2015

      UK mobile phone and broadband complaints soar

      Complaints about mobile phone and broadband providers rose by a fifth in the UK last year, with worries over the hidden...

    24. March 18, 2015

      Sky raises prices after Premier League auction

      Sky has made an unseasonal increase to the price of its television packages – just five weeks after agreeing to pay...

    25. March 16, 2015

      Ukip given major party status but Greens miss out

      The UK Independence Party is a major party, but the Green party is not, the communications regulator Ofcom has ruled,...

    26. March 15, 2015

      UK competition watchdog asks for industry views on BT-EE merger

      The British competition watchdog has begun to look at the £12.5bn takeover of mobile group EE by BT with requests for...

    27. March 15, 2015

      Ofcom must not miss chance to rectify BT’s bungled unbundling

      The British have always had a penchant for devising elegant fudges that allow them to sidestep hard decisions. Consider...

    28. March 12, 2015

      Ofcom urged to break BT’s grip as telecoms sector faces shake-up

      The UK telecommunications regulator faces renewed calls to break BT’s hold on the national broadband network after the...

    29. March 5, 2015

      BT Openreach: new line-up

      Unbundling was once trendy in telecoms regulation. Incumbent operators were told to give competitors access to their...

    30. February 19, 2015

      BT receives broadband pricing boost from European Commission

      BT has received a boost in the battle over broadband pricing after the European Commission asked UK regulator Ofcom to...

    31. February 6, 2015

      Premier League rights auction likely heading to second round

      Premier League executives spent Friday assessing first-round bids for its UK live TV rights but reached no conclusion,...

    32. February 1, 2015

      A little sand in the shoe of BT’s structure is no bad thing

      Regulators generally wait until infant markets have developed before they charge in with their hobnailed boots. Better...

    33. January 28, 2015

      Majority of broadband users satisfied with service, says Ofcom

      Almost one in 10 UK broadband users are still dissatisfied with their service, even as the number of people embracing...

    34. January 28, 2015

      Virgin urges halt to Premier League auction

      Virgin Media has appealed to Ofcom to halt the Premier League’s auction of its UK broadcast rights to allow the...

    35. January 21, 2015

      Discovery set to join fight for Premier League rights

      Discovery Communications has emerged as a potential challenger to BT and Sky in the upcoming battle for England’s...

    36. January 16, 2015

      Ofcom considers 5G technology

      Holographic projections will be made possible alongside near-instant mobile internet services for financial trading,...

    37. January 15, 2015

      BT faces new rules on broadband margins

      BT’s ability to bid aggressively in the forthcoming auction of Premier League football rights is at risk from new Ofcom...

    38. January 8, 2015

      UK election TV debates in jeopardy over minority parties

      The prospect of televised leaders’ debates before the UK general election suffered a blow on Thursday night when David...

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