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    1. 16 hours ago

      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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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,...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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....

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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