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Ofcom serves BT final leased line orders

Capacity Media (registration) - ‎9 hours ago‎
BT has been ordered by the UK regulator Ofcom to get its house in order by drastically speeding up installations, cutting wholesale prices and providing access to its dark fibre.
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Ofcom confirms new rules for BT performance

MarketWatch - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
As part of the dark-fiber proposals, Ofcom requires BT to publish a draft proposal with wholesale pricing and terms for access by Sept.
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EastEnders viewers take their fury over Jay's underage storyline to Ofcom

Metro - ‎3 hours ago‎
Ofcom has received complaints from angry EastEnders fans after show favourite Jay Mitchell was called 'a ginger n*nce'.

Ofcom Releases Statement on Spectrum for the 'Internet of Things'

Lexology (registration) - ‎10 hours ago‎
Last year, we reported on Ofcom's Statement on 'Promoting investment and innovation in the Internet of Things (IoT)' (Statement).

RT faces Ofcom inquiry over Turkish government genocide claim

The Guardian - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Ofcom has launched an investigation into the channel, previously called Russia Today, for two broadcasts of its “Going Underground” investigative news show.
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Vodafone in Ofcom's cross hairs over pay-as-you-go charges

Financial Times - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Ofcom has found “reasonable grounds for believing” that Vodafone falsely charged pay-as-you-go customers over a four-year period in the latest customer services complaint against the British telecoms group.
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Chris Evans show faces Ofcom probe over Jeremy Irons gaffe

BBC News - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Chris Evans' Radio 2 breakfast show is to be investigated by the broadcasting watchdog over an interview with Jeremy Irons in which the actor swore.

Tablet use rises for government online processes, reports Ofcom

Holyrood.com - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Ofcom's report explored the profile and behaviour of people who use public services to look for news about or events in their local area; look for public services on government sites such as gov.

Five key findings for marketers from Ofcom's media report

Econsultancy (blog) - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
When Ofcom looked further into this question, there showed a considerable rise (from 6% in 2014 to 16% in 2015) in the proportion of adults who only use smartphones or tablets to go online.

Ofcom won't investigate Britain's Got Talent over sword-swallowing act

Radio Times - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Britain's Got Talent won't be investigated by Ofcom over sword-swallowing act Alex Magala, the regulator has confirmed.
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Google search engine baffles public, Ofcom study shows

Financial Times - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
In Ofcom's research, adults who use search engines were shown a picture of the results returned by Google for an online search for “walking boots”.

Brits find TV less offensive than last year, says Ofcom

Broadbandchoices News - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
According to the latest Ofcom report, the number of UK adults who said they were offended by something they saw on telly last year has dropped since 2014.

GFM on airwaves for another fives years as Ofcom grants licence

Gloucester Citizen - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Ofcom has granted Gloucester FM 96.6 a five-year extension to its licence to continue broadcasting news, programmes and music across the city.
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Ofcom: More Brits Are Ditching PCs For Smartphones And Tablets

TechWeekEurope UK - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
The smartphone's position as the most important device in the home has been reaffirmed by new Ofcom research, which shows Brits are increasingly using mobile devices to watch television and surf the Internet instead of televisions and desktop PCs.
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Ofcom awards five South East radio licences

Radio Today - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
They mark the first awards of the year by Ofcom - and come nine months after previous awards. Ofcom received 26 applications for the South East region and more awards are expected over the coming months.
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Ofcom dismisses Britain's Got Talent complaints over sword swallower

Telly Mix - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Alexandr shocked the Britain's Got Talent judges with his routine in the opening audition show of this year's series, doing all sorts of tricks with a sword down his throat.

'Technology enablers' will help Ofcom determine if spectrum can be shared

The Register - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Ofcom will decide whether spectrum should be shared based in part on whether the technology is available to enable it to happen, it has said.

Satellite Bulletin: Ofcom Publishes Update to the Procedures for the Management of Satellite Filings

Lexology (registration) - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Ofcom have published amendments to the guidance which is set out in their Procedures for the Management of Satellite Filings, originally published in March 2007.

Ofcom launches auction consultation on the release of spectrum in the 3.8GHz to 4.2GHz band

Lexology (registration) - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
In the March 2016 budget, the UK Government announced a new commitment that 750MHz of public sector spectrum in bands below 10GHz would be made available by 2022.

Ofcom consultation: a zero tolerance approach to silent and abandoned calls?

Lexology (registration) - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Ofcom has published a consultation on the continued prevalence of abandoned or silent calls, as these continue to be a significant problem for consumers, causing annoyance, stress and leading to consumer harm.
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