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Ofcom: We'll make switching mobile provider easier for consumers

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

The communications regulator said around 2.5m people who changed mobile provider in the past 18 months have suffered at least one major problem. It said changes are needed in order to address...

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Ofcom tells BT to speed up business broadband installations

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016

The regulator said BT’s performance “has not been acceptable” and has set out new rules to improve the service it provides companies. These include reducing the time it takes to install...

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Ofcom boss promises nationwide indoor 4G mobile coverage

Monday, March 21st 2016

Chief executive Sharon White made the pledge at the Federation of Small Businesses' (FSB) national conference as she reassured businesses that getting, and keeping, them connected is a priority for...

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Mobile operator Three boasts 1,100% boost in data traffic since 2010

Friday, March 18th 2016

The combination of an expanded 4G network and an "engaged customer base" has seen the average data usage per customer grow from 500MB at the end of 2010, to 3.3GB in 2014 and now 5GB, the company...

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Budget offers glimmer of hope to alternative broadband providers

Wednesday, March 16th 2016

As part of the latest budget, the government has pledged to establish a new Broadband Investment Fund to support the growth of alternative networks. The new fund will be established in partnership...

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Ofcom: Mobile contracts could go up by 20% if Three merges with O2

Tuesday, March 15th 2016

An Ofcom report looking at the impact of ‘disruptive’ firms on mobile markets found that prices could go up by between 17.2% and 20.5%. The proposed merger of Three and O2 – two of the...

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Minister: Nuisance calls aren't 'unfortunate', they are harassment

Friday, February 26th 2016

Baroness Neville-Rolfe, minister for data protection and nuisance calls, said the government is exploring potential options for further regulation that will help fight the “scourge” of unwanted...

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'BT remains a monopoly provider' - telecoms industry reacts to Ofcom report

Thursday, February 25th 2016

Dido Harding, reacting to Ofcom’s initial conclusions following its Strategic Review of Digital Communications, said the regulator had recognised that BT’s control of Openreach “creates a...

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No split for Openreach as Ofcom orders 'overhaul' instead

Thursday, February 25th 2016

The initial conclusions from Ofcom's review, announced today, will see Openreach forced to open up its network of telegraph poles and underground tunnels to allow rivals to build their own fibre...

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BT CEO pledges more broadband investment if Openreach isn't split

Wednesday, February 24th 2016

In a final argument for keeping the company together, BT CEO Gavin Patterson reportedly told the Mobile World Congress that the company is ready to made “significant investment” if it gets...

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