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    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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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....

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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,...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. July 10, 2013

    Ex-Ofcom head named chief of Informa

    Stephen Carter, a former head of media regulator Ofcom, has been appointed chief executive of Informa, replacing Peter...

  28. July 3, 2013

    Ofcom opens up broadband competition

    Ofcom, the telecoms regulator, on Wednesday proposed new measures to promote competition among superfast broadband providers...

  29. June 19, 2013

    Ofcom to probe clash between BT and BSkyB over channel sharing

    Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, has opened an investigation into BSkyB’s refusal to let BT carry two of its key sports...

  30. May 1, 2013

    Ofcom probes BT after TalkTalk complaint

    Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator, is investigating whether BT has abused a dominant position in providing superfast...

  31. April 15, 2013

    UK speeds up signals on 5G introduction

    Just weeks after the end of the long delayed auction of 4G spectrum, British policy makers are already turning to plans for...

  32. April 8, 2013

    Ofcom probes Sky refusal to run BT ads

    BSkyB’s refusal to run adverts promoting BT’s rival sports channels is being investigated by Ofcom, after the telecoms group...

  33. March 31, 2013

    Talk Talk seeks BT network regulation

    The government needs to scrutinise broadband plans and help open up access to the national fibre network being rolled out by...

  34. March 29, 2013

    Carter to leave troubled Alcatel-Lucent

    Stephen Carter, former Ofcom chief executive, will leave Alcatel-Lucent to return to Britain after a tough four years in...

  35. March 14, 2013

    Mobile operators face bartering over 4G

    The end of the 4G auction in the UK could lead to further spectrum trading in the industry, given how the crucial resources...

  36. March 5, 2013

    UK heads Europe’s internet usage

    Internet usage in the UK is the highest among the largest European economies, according to a report by the British telecoms...

  37. February 25, 2013

    Ofcom orders BT wholesale data price cuts

    BT will have to cut the prices of its high-speed data links across the UK after a review by regulators found that it had...

  38. February 20, 2013

    Don’t blame Ofcom if 4G price isn’t right

    It’s almost 13 years since the UK government raised £22.5bn in one of the biggest auctions of all time, for the right to use...

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