Ofcom has released its annual Online Nation report. It's quite interesting because it factors in the COVID-19 impact on Britain's digital life. It suggests that the UK spent over 3 hours online daily.
Ofcom has unveiled proposals that will allow people to use 5G mobile repeaters in their homes and businesses without the need for a license. Approved devices will be listed on Ofcom's website.
O2 and Vodafone have agreed on a deal that will see them trade 5G spectrum. They hope that it will pave the way for a faster 5G rollout and improve performance for users in all areas.
The UK's digital regulator Ofcom has published new findings about hateful content online. The statistics accompany new rules which could see adult websites introduce age-verification checks.
Ofcom has fined O2 £10.5 million for overcharging customers between 2011 and 2019. The carrier has also refunded those who were affected and is donating to charity where it can't find the customer.
Ofcom has outlined new plans which will make switching broadband providers seamless. It's consulting on the plans right now and hopes to be enforcing the new rules by December 2022.
Ofcom's research should that one in five have been struggling to keep up with their telecom bills. It has called on broadband providers to offer tariffs for those living on a low income.
EE has announced that 94% of roads in Britain are now covered by its 4G network. It has also partnered with emergency services to turn their vehicles into mobile base stations to extend coverage.
Ofcom has released its Connected Nations report today and it states that gigabit broadband is available in 25% of homes. The government's aim is to reach 85% connectivity by the year 2025.
UK communications regulator Ofcom has announced that mobile network companies will no longer be able to sell phones locked to their network. The rule will go into effect in December 2021.
Ofcom has revealed which broadband and mobile companies customers prefer the most. It said Tesco Mobile score best in the mobile category and Plusnet did the best in the broadband category.
The UK's digital regulator, Ofcom, has persuaded several more broadband providers to offer cheaper out-of-contract rates for vulnerable customers. Despite this, Ofcom said things can be better still.
Ofcom has asked industry, academia, and others to voice their opinions on emerging communication technologies so that it prepared to deal with them if they are deployed on a mass scale.
The UK regulator, Ofcom, has revealed in a new report that Britons are spending more of their time online than ever before. It said the daily average usage was four hours and two minutes per day.
The UK's communication regulator, Ofcom, has reiterated that tests it has conducted over the last several years show 5G to be safe to human health. It comes after arsonists destroyed 5G masts.
New rules set to come into effect tomorrow will help phone, broadband, and pay-TV customers avoid out-of-contract charges. Providers will offer new deals for those about to finish a contract.
The UK's media regulator is set to get new powers which will allow it to fine social media companies if they don't act promptly to remove harmful content. The government will make a statement later.
Ofcom has published a new report which shows how children were using digital devices and services in 2019. It found that more than 50% of children had a smartphone by the age of 10.
The UK's internet regulator, Ofcom, has announced proposals to bring full-fibre broadband to the whole of the country including rural areas. The proposals will be finalised in early 2021.
Ofcom has released its 2019 edition of the Connected Nations report. The regulator looked at how broadband and mobile coverage has developed over the year and what work still needs to be done.
Ofcom has proposed some new rules which would see the end of handsets being sold locked to certain providers. The regulator has also suggested 999 video calls should be available for deaf people.
The UK's digital regulator, Ofcom, has announced that it will be easier to switch from some broadband packages. The changes mean the new broadband provider has to manage the switchover.
Ofcom has said that several leading broadband suppliers will offer fairer pricing for out-of-contract customers from March 2020. From February, customers will be notified when they're out-of-contract.
The UK's digital regulator, Ofcom, could gain new powers next year which will allow it to fine tech companies that fail to remove inappropriate content from their platforms that children may see.
Ofcom's latest Media Nations report has found that almost half of UK households now have a video streaming subscription. It also found two-fifths consume content primarily via streaming.
The BBC has been given permission by the regulator Ofcom to host shows on its catch-up service, iPlayer, for up to a year. Previously, shows were available for just 30 days at a time.
The digital regulator, Ofcom, has fined Giffgaff £1.4 million after it found that customers had been collectively overcharged by about £2.9 million following a billing error on Giffgaff's behalf.
A new Ofcom study has found that almost half of people in the UK now get their news primarily from social media platforms. The findings come amid platforms' attempts to crack down on fake news.
The UK's major mobile carriers plan to introduce changes earlier next year that will cut bills for people whose contracts have ended. Three is the only big firm not to have joined in.
The UK's digital regulator, Ofcom, has announced that mobile customers will be able to receive their PAC code by simply texting their current provider. This will make switching carriers a lot easier.
A new report dubbed 'Online Nation' authored by the UK regulator Ofcom, and the Information Commissioner's Office, has found that more people, than last year, are worried about going online.
The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has introduced a new rule which will see service providers notify customers when their contract is about to expire, giving users time to switch contracts.
Ofcom has released a new report which suggests that the majority (53%) of premises in the UK now have access to ultra-fast broadband which is defined as having download speeds above 300Mbit/s.
Ofcom has revealed the UK's best and worst telecom firms based on customer service. Overall the companies performed better than last year, having a higher customer satisfaction rates.
Ofcom has revealed new rules coming into effect today which will see that customers are "fairly" compensated by ISPs if there are any faults with their broadband or landline service.
Ofcom has revealed some research which shows which devices are on the rise and declining in the UK. It showed that smart speakers have started catching on quite quickly as opposed to VR.
The U.K. regulator, Ofcom, has announced that it has fined EE and Virgin Media a total of £13.3 million because they were found to be overcharging customers for leaving their contracts early.
UK communications regulator Ofcom has released a list of the most problematic network providers based on number of complaints per 100,000 customers, as of the first quarter of 2018.
Which? has stated that many Brits are not getting the download speeds that were advertised by their providers. The findings come less than a week before new advertising changes come into force.
Ofcom has finally concluded its 5G spectrum auction, announcing which companies have won what. O2, Vodafone, and EE have all come out of it pretty well while Three failed to make big gains.