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    1. 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, read and...

    2. 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...

    1. 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 £4.2bn...

    2. 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, in a...

    3. 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 “early...

    4. 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 the...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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 to...

    10. 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...

    11. 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 regulator to...

    12. 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 Premier...

    13. January 16, 2015

      Ofcom considers 5G technology

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

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. December 18, 2014

      Mobile phone deal will give UK 90% geographical coverage

      Mobile phone operators have struck a deal with the government to fill in partial gaps in mobile coverage in a move intended...

    17. December 16, 2014

      Ofcom appoints Sharon White as chief executive

      Treasury official Sharon White will become the first woman to lead Britain’s telecoms and media regulator Ofcom, replacing...

    18. December 11, 2014

      UK turns into nation of online shoppers

      Britain spends more money online per head than any other developed country but the love affair with social media may be on...

    19. December 8, 2014

      Nearly half of UK’s small businesses lack superfast broadband

      Nearly half the UK’s small and medium-sized companies lack access to superfast broadband, according to the regulator Ofcom,...

    20. December 7, 2014

      Ed Richards: Master of a balancing act

      It is a small wonder that Ed Richards has lasted as long as he has as head of Ofcom, one of the UK’s most influential...

    21. December 5, 2014

      Rising star mandarin favourite to lead Ofcom

      The civil servant overseeing the UK’s spending cuts has emerged as the favourite to become the next head of the...

    22. December 2, 2014

      Royal Mail shares fall as Ofcom rejects claims

      Royal Mail shares fell after Britain’s postal regulator rejected the company’s argument that its ability to deliver letters...

    23. November 18, 2014

      Ofcom examines cost of Premier League football TV rights

      The UK communications regulator has launched an investigation into how the Premier League sells live broadcast rights,...

    24. November 5, 2014

      BSkyB forced to offer sports coverage to BT’s YouView

      BSkyB will have to offer its main sports channels to customers of BT’s YouView platform, after the pay-television group lost...

    25. October 9, 2014

      British youngsters switching from TVs to tablets

      British children are turning away from bedroom television sets and switching to watching their favourite shows on tablet...

    26. October 3, 2014

      UK rural-urban broadband speed divide narrows

      The gap between broadband speeds in rural and urban areas of the UK is narrowing, says the industry regulator. The average...

    27. October 2, 2014

      Ofcom chief Ed Richards to stand down

      Ed Richards is to step down as the head of communications regulator Ofcom after eight years adjudicating disputes between...

    28. September 30, 2014

      Virgin Media complains to Ofcom about Premier League TV rights

      Virgin Media has called for a competition inquiry into the cost of Premier League football, months before a rights auction...

    29. September 29, 2014

      TalkTalk and 3 call for sector reform

      Three and TalkTalk, the UK’s “challenger” telecoms groups, have called for market reforms to make it easier for customers to...

    30. August 12, 2014

      Third of UK faces mobile phone coverage problems every week

      Almost a third of people in the UK suffer problems with mobile phone coverage at least every week, according to a report by...

    31. August 7, 2014

      Britons use smart devices for longer than they sleep

      British people spend more time glued to screens than they do sleeping, according to the annual report on the nation’s...

    32. August 1, 2014

      Mobile operators win cut to sharp rise in UK licence fees

      The UK’s telecoms regulator has reduced a proposed sharp rise in the licence fees levied on mobile phone operators after...

    33. July 23, 2014

      Ofcom to do repeat review on rise in mobile spectrum licence fees

      The proposed fivefold increase in the cost of using airwaves for mobile services will be reviewed again by the British...

    34. July 9, 2014

      British Telecom secures court victory on call pricing

      BT will receive a multimillion pound windfall from British mobile operators that have been resisting paying extra for...

    35. June 20, 2014

      Ofcom broadband report lifts BSkyB

      The way BT Group prices it wholesale broadband fees provided a football-related talking point on the London stock market, as...

    36. June 20, 2014

      BT falls on Ofcom pricing comments

      The way BT Group prices it wholesale broadband fees provided a football-related talking point on the London stock market, as...

    37. June 20, 2014

      UK’s Royal Mail urges regulator to protect it from competition

      Royal Mail has appealed to Ofcom to protect it from competition by TNT Post, arguing that irreversible harm may be done to...

    38. June 19, 2014

      UK regulator rejects claim BT abused dominant position

      BT has claimed victory over rivals seeking to change the price they pay to use its superfast broadband network after the UK...

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