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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. May 29, 2014

    Contenders to chair BBC Trust face step into unknown

    The job has not been advertised, the last incumbent found himself besieged, and this layer of a vast organisation might soon...

  9. May 20, 2014

    BT escapes price regulation over rivals’ access to fibre network

    BT has escaped regulation over the price paid by its rivals to access its fibre network, but the former British telecoms...

  10. May 18, 2014

    Telecoms watchdog warns on EU rules

    The British telecoms regulator has warned that proposed European rules safeguarding “net neutrality” could be damaging if...

  11. April 16, 2014

    Ofcom to review Sky’s sports dominance

    Ofcom is to review whether BSkyB should have to wholesale its key sports channels to its rivals, in a move that could...

  12. April 15, 2014

    UK broadband speeds ramp up

    The average residential broadband speed in the UK has reached almost 18 Mbps, five times faster in just five years, as...

  13. March 12, 2014

    UK provides EU’s best broadband, Ofcom says

    British broadband customers have better service than in other leading European countries, according to the country’s...

  14. Nick Butler

    March 12, 2014

    The next head of the Environment Agency matters

    Applications closed last week for the chairmanship of the UK’s Environment Agency. Lord Smith of Finsbury, much criticised...

  15. March 12, 2014

    4G auction preserved competition, says spending watchdog

    The auction of 4G spectrum last year has been commended by the UK’s public spending watchdog for maintaining competition....

  16. March 10, 2014

    UK government signals push on ‘5G’ mobile technology

    Downloading a song in seconds and a movie in less than a minute on the move will be made possible in the next stage of...

  17. February 28, 2014

    BT wants end of ‘subsidies’ to rivals for access to its network

    BT wants to charge its main rivals more for access to its national network, arguing that they have profited enough from...

  18. February 17, 2014

    BT trumps BSkyB in pay-TV court case

    BT has won a court victory over BSkyB in a move that could make it easier for the telecoms group to gain access to its...

  19. January 19, 2014

    Broadcasters speak up against spectrum plan

    A coalition of broadcasters, including the BBC and ITV, has issued a sharp rejoinder to plans to allocate more radio...

  20. January 15, 2014

    Telecoms groups attack regulation plans

    Plans to overhaul the appeals process for regulatory and competition decisions have been attacked by large telecoms groups...

  21. December 19, 2013

    Ofcom rules BT must improve installation times or face fines

    BT will be held to stricter targets to repair and install telephone and broadband lines in the UK under rules proposed by...

  22. December 13, 2013

    Royal Mail appeals to regulator on TNT venture

    Royal Mail has appealed to Ofcom, the regulator, after a joint venture was announced to fund an expansion of direct mail...

  23. December 12, 2013

    SuperGroup’s online sales soar in Europe

    Ecommerce sales in Europe overtook UK sales for the first time at SuperGroup as the once-volatile fast fashion retailer...

  24. December 12, 2013

    Britons lead the world in online shopping

    Britain has embraced internet shopping more than any other major country in the world, according to figures from the UK’s...

  25. FT Data

    December 11, 2013

    An open data snapshot of London

    What would the UK capital look like if you mapped its amenities based on open data? This image, created as a piece of art...

  26. December 4, 2013

    Nominee for Ofcom chair faces grilling by MPs over her pension

    The BBC’s history of sizeable pensions is set for further scrutiny by MPs after the government nominated one of the primary...

  27. November 21, 2013

    Ofcom signals boost for UK mobile broadband

    Mobile data capacity in Britain will grow more than 25 times by 2030 under plans by Ofcom to free spectrum to meet the...

  28. November 19, 2013

    TV gambling adverts increase sixfold since liberalisation

    The number of gambling adverts on television has increased sixfold to 1.4m since the market was liberalised in 2007,...

  29. November 7, 2013

    Vodafone breaches terms of its UK 3G licence

    Vodafone, the British telecoms group, has breached the terms of its 3G licence in the UK after narrowly missing a regulated...

  30. October 24, 2013

    Superfast internet boost as rollout reaches three in four homes

    Almost three in four homes can access superfast broadband, a sharp increase from last year that will bolster government...

  31. October 16, 2013

    EE warns it will cut 4G network investment if spectrum costs rise

    EE, the British mobile operator, has warned it would curtail investment in the introduction of 4G networks if the government...

  32. October 10, 2013

    Ofcom backs higher spectrum licence fee for mobile operators

    British mobile operators will need to pay almost five times more for some of the airwaves used for calls and data services...

  33. October 2, 2013

    Google and Microsoft back UK trial to use ‘white space’ bandwidth

    Google and Microsoft are backing national trials of mobile services across fallow parts of the broadcast spectrum that could...

  34. October 2, 2013

    Time to open up white space – the final frontier for spectrum

    Billions of machines talking to each other automatically, using tiny slivers of unused radio waves to improve the...

  35. September 8, 2013

    Abolition of BBC Trust backed by head of parliamentary committee

    The head of a parliamentary committee which scrutinises the media has said he would support abolishing the BBC Trust, with...

  36. August 18, 2013

    Ofcom eyes plans for superfast broadband on aircraft in UK

    Air passengers will be able to surf the internet at superfast speeds when travelling in the UK under plans being scrutinised...

  37. August 12, 2013

    Telecoms regulator warns of WiFi airwaves shortage

    The UK faces a shortage of the crucial airwaves used for WiFi and mobile internet use, according to a report from Ofcom, the...

  38. July 14, 2013

    Head of new competition regulator warns of heavy penalties

    The banking, energy and transport industries will be targets of a revamped, tougher UK competition regulator, its new head...

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