Tag Archives: Ofcom

Ofcom shake up – should you really kick a regulator scared to do its job?

data quality, Ofcom shake-up

I expect the businesses most affected to move to where they can get the connectivity they need – offshore if necessary, Shoreditch if they can afford the rents. I also expect BSG to organise further worthy activity on topics such as valuations for business rates – disproportionately important though those are in discouraging investment by potential competitors to BT and Virgin.

UK a nation of hi-tech TV lovers, report reveals

Communications Highway, internet security, ip address, electronic data interchange

Ofcom, the UK Communication Regulator has today published the seventh International Communications Market Report into the global communications market. It examines take-up, availability, price and use of broadband, landline telephone, mobiles, TV, radio and postal services.  The report reveals that the global communications sector revenues (telecoms, TV, post and radio sectors)  grew in 2011 by [...]

Ofcom – the UK communications regulator

Ofcom

Ofcom is the UK’s communications regulator. It regulates the TV and radio sectors, fixed line telecoms, mobiles, postal services, plus the airwaves over which wireless devices operate. Ofcom makes sure that people in the UK get the best from their communications services and are protected from scams and sharp practices, while ensuring that competition can [...]

What has 24 mbps to do with the fastest broadband in Europe by 2015?

Broadband, communications act

The UK is better placed than most of the rest of Europe for a market-driven, investment led, infrastructure revolution. But are ministers more concerned to protect current incumbents than to set them free to compete against world class players? And which policy is more likely to not only give Britain the best Broadband in Europe by 2015 but ensure that is maintained as we move towards the infrastructures needed for smart cities and the Internet of Things?

Ofcom consults on role of Advertising Standards Authority

Monitoring and Scrutiny, Broadcasting Act 1990, Broadcasting Act 1996

Ofcom has today invited contributions to its review of the designation for regulating advertising in on-demand programming. Ofcom designated the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to co-regulate advertising included within notifiable on-demand programme services, in accordance with section 368B of the Communications Act 2003. The Designation is subject to a formal review by Ofcom at the [...]

Ofcom proposes lower prices for business telecoms

Telecoms

Ofcom has today proposed controls on the wholesale prices BT charges for products using leased telecoms lines, which provide vital high-speed links for businesses and providers of superfast broadband and mobile services.Ofcom has today proposed controls on the wholesale prices BT charges for products using leased telecoms lines, which provide vital high-speed links for businesses…

Consultation on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Schemes

Handshake

Ofcom today published a consultation which reviews the two communications Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Schemes: Ombudsman Services: Communications (OS) and the Communications and Internet Services Adjudication Scheme (CISAS). These are independent bodies which examine and make judgements about communications complaints referred to them by consumers. Ofcom is obliged to keep its approval of the schemes [...]

Ed Richards and the BBC Director General post

Ed Richards

Given the significant level of speculation surrounding potential applicants for the BBC Director General role, Ofcom can confirm that CEO Ed Richards has applied. Robust procedures, agreed by the Ofcom Chairman and the Board, have been put in place to prevent any potential conflict of interest.Given the significant level of speculation surrounding potential applicants for…