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    1. April 20, 2016

      Vodafone in Ofcom’s cross hairs over pay-as-you-go charges

      Ofcom has found “reasonable grounds for believing” that Vodafone falsely charged pay-as-you-go customers over a...

    2. March 25, 2016

      Digital divide made plain in broadband study

      Only one in four rural homes has access to broadband speeds above 10 Mbps, according to research by the telecoms...

    1. March 22, 2016

      Ofcom orders BT to cut prices and speed up installation times

      BT must cut costs and speed up broadband installation and repair times, the UK telecoms regulator said on Tuesday....

    2. March 18, 2016

      Brussels, not Ofcom, will rule on O2 deal

      The kind of cross-looking woman often shown on the homepage of the Ofcom website is not Sharon White, but the chief...

    3. March 1, 2016

      BBC Trust should be scrapped, independent review says

      The BBC Trust should be scrapped and the media regulator Ofcom be given complete oversight of the broadcaster, an...

    4. February 29, 2016

      Record fine for company that made 46m cold calls

      A spam-calling company that made more than 46m nuisance calls has been hit with a record fine from the data-protection...

    5. February 25, 2016

      Chief in public eye used to pressure

      Sharon White took a breather from an exhausting round of interviews on Thursday in which she had defended Ofcom’s...

    6. February 25, 2016

      Ofcom gives BT one last chance to speed up its act

      Britain may have the biggest digital economy in the G7, but you would not think it to look at the country’s creaking...

    7. February 25, 2016

      Ofcom’s digital review boosts faltering broadband network

      The UK’s telecoms regulator has outlined sweeping changes to the communications market to encourage investment in...

    8. February 25, 2016

      Q&A: What do the Ofcom proposals mean for BT and rivals?

      What has Ofcom proposed? BT has been told to strengthen the ring fence around “Openreach” — its broadband network — to...

    9. February 25, 2016

      Ofcom should go further and break up BT

      It is hard to read Ofcom’s long-awaited report on the future of the British telecommunications market without the sense...

    10. February 25, 2016

      BT dodges close shave at Sharon’s Salon

      Gavin Patterson, footballer-coiffed boss of BT Group, takes a seat in his favourite salon as Ofcom delivers its...

    11. Fast FT

      February 25, 2016

      How BT needs to change - key points from Ofcom

      The UK’s telecoms watchdog, Ofcom, this morning delivered its verdict on BT’s Openreach business. BT has escaped the...

    12. Fast FT

      February 25, 2016

      The BT verdict: responses from Sky and TalkTalk

      The big telecoms news this morning: BT has dodged the threat of an immediate order to dismantle its national broadband...

    13. Fast FT

      February 25, 2016

      BT welcomes Ofcom decision

      A BT spokesman welcomed the decision by Ofcom to put the structural separation as a “last resort”, and said that it had...

    14. Fast FT

      February 25, 2016

      BT avoids break-up but faces tougher regulation

      BT has escaped the immediate threat of a split in its national broadband network but faces a stricter regulatory...

    15. February 23, 2016

      BT promises to invest £1bn in broadband if it stays intact

      The chief executive of BT has promised to “significantly” increase investment in its broadband network in a final...

    16. February 23, 2016

      Britain should unbundle BT’s telecom network

      Broadband in Britain is no longer a luxury reserved for geeks and deep-pocketed companies. It is an everyday necessity,...

    17. February 22, 2016

      Vodafone chief Vittorio Colao urges BT split

      Vodafone chief executive Vittorio Colao has made one last appeal for the British telecoms regulator to either split BT...

    18. February 19, 2016

      Ofcom review set to shape UK broadband market

      The grand plan for Britain’s digital future will be unveiled next week as the regulator publishes its first review of...

    19. February 10, 2016

      Price of phone line rental rises 33% since 2010

      The rising price of a fixed line rental that supplies phone and broadband services to homes in the UK is a “risk” to...

    20. February 3, 2016

      Vodafone accuses BT of loading costs on to Openreach network

      Vodafone has criticised BT for “loading costs” on to its Openreach division, which operates the national broadband...

    21. February 2, 2016

      Business secretary Sajid Javid poised to act over BT criticisms

      Sajid Javid has promised to “take action” if Ofcom recommends breaking up BT or launching a competition inquiry when...

    22. February 1, 2016

      Britain must not go from four to three in mobile

      Over the past three years, Europe’s largest telecoms operators have rushed to consolidate the mobile industry....

    23. Tech blog

      February 1, 2016

      #techFT - Google to break out moonshot costs

      Alphabet is spelling out how Google and its pet projects are faring for the first time, the US and EU are still on...

    24. February 1, 2016

      Telefónica shares fall after Ofcom seeks to block merger

      Shares in Spain’s Telefónica fell yesterday after the British telecoms regulator called for Brussels to block the...

    25. February 1, 2016

      BT overhauls management structure in wake of EE takeover

      BT chief executive Gavin Patterson let slip a telling reference to the “old BT” during the company’s third-quarter...

    26. January 31, 2016

      UK regulator calls for blocking of O2 and Three

      The British telecoms regulator has urged Brussels to block the proposed merger of telecoms operators O2 and Three,...

    27. January 31, 2016

      A UK mobile merger that threatens healthy competition

      What would Herbert Hoover, the pioneering US president who excelled at engineering and economics, make of today’s...

    28. January 29, 2016

      Speculation over BBC poisoned chalice chairman post

      It appears the very definition of a poisoned chalice. One previous incumbent resigned after a political outcry, another...

    29. January 26, 2016

      Ofcom promises better deal for business broadband users

      Business broadband users will be able to leave their contracts without penalty if speeds fall below guaranteed levels,...

    30. January 15, 2016

      BT’s £12.5bn takeover of EE cleared by UK competition watchdog

      BT’s £12.5bn acquisition of EE, Britain’s largest mobile group, has been given formal approval by the competition...

    31. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      UK telecoms regulator adds ex-BT chief to board

      The UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has added a former chief executive of BT to its board. Ben Verwaayen, who ran the...

    32. December 27, 2015

      BT will not extend Openreach’s dealings with consumers

      BT will pull back from proposals to allow Openreach to deal directly with consumers when dealing with complaints,...

    33. December 1, 2015

      Small businesses struggle with poor internet

      Rural homes and small businesses in the UK still struggle with poor internet services, according to the telecoms...

    34. November 20, 2015

      Young ‘digital natives’ naive about internet advertising

      Forget their ageist sneering — children may know less about the internet than many people think. Research in the UK has...

    35. November 17, 2015

      BT charge of £1.7m EE cost to Openreach inappropriate, says Ofcom

      The telecoms regulator has labelled “inappropriate” a move by BT to bill part of the cost related to its £12.5bn...

    36. October 9, 2015

      BT urges Ofcom to investigate role of pay-TV

      BT will turn the tables on its rivals that have demanded it be broken up with a call on Ofcom to look at Sky’s...

    37. October 8, 2015

      A new champion for the UK’s mobile phone users

      You do not become a regulator if you shy from the fight. Much of the time is spent in running battles with the likes of...

    38. October 7, 2015

      Ofcom worried UK telecoms mergers risk undermining competition

      The British communications regulator has expressed alarm at the number of mergers in the telecoms sector, saying they...

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