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Royal Mail delivered a reprieve as Ofcom backs away from price controls

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Ofcom had indicated it may roll back some of the commercial flexibility it granted Royal Mail in 2012, such as its ability to raise prices.
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Ofcom Reach Decision Over Katie Price's X-Rated Admission On 'Loose Women'

Huffington Post UK - ‎May 24, 2016‎
In a statement, an Ofcom spokesperson has said: “We considered this light-hearted and generally inexplicit conversation was broadly in keeping with the expectations of the likely audience.

BUZZ-Royal Mail: Ofcom will not impose new price controls

Yahoo Finance UK - ‎May 25, 2016‎
L - news) 's shares up 1.8 pct, near the top of the FTSE, after Ofcom says it will not impose new price controls on co.
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Comms providers call on Ofcom to get tough on Openreach

The Register - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Communications providers Sky, TalkTalk and Vodafone have called on Ofcom to dramatically reform BT's Openreach in a "10 point plan" published today.

BT rivals call Ofcom over independence for Openreach

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎May 14, 2016‎
The trio, together with groups representing dozens of smaller broadband operators, will write to Sharon White, the head of industry regulator Ofcom, pressing her to implement a 10-point plan that is likely to be fiercely resisted by BT chief executive ...

Royal Mail gets mixed delivery from Ofcom report

London South East (registration) (blog) - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Furthermore, Ofcom warned it would closely monitor the company as it was concerned Royal Mail "has the potential to cross-subsidise its parcels business through its letters business - where it has a much larger market share and an established delivery ...

Michael Prescott prepares to leave BT after Ofcom review concludes

PRWeek - ‎May 18, 2016‎
His successor will need to set the direction of travel for the company's comms in the light of Ofcom's conclusions.

Ofcom: BEN TV in breach of broadcast licence

DigitalTVEurope.net - ‎May 24, 2016‎
BEN TV, an entertainment and news channel targeted at diaspora African and Caribbean audiences, has been found in breach of its licence conditions by UK regulator Ofcom. In its latest 'Broadcast and On-Demand Bulletin', Ofcom said that on two occasions ...

UPDATE 1-UK Ofcom says will not impose new price controls on Royal Mail

Reuters - ‎May 25, 2016‎
(Adds share movement, analyst quote, detail). May 25 Britain's telecommunications regulator said it would not impose new price controls on Royal Mail Plc's wholesale or retail products, citing the declining letters market and increased competition in ...
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CompaniesOfcom pushes ahead with Royal Mail investigation

Financial Times - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Ofcom said it has determined there are “reasonable grounds” to believe that Royal Mail has contravened quality of service obligations, after the postal operator failed to meet performance targets for first-class mail, writes the FT's Michael Pooler.
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Ofcom serves up an extra helping of airwaves for Wi-Fi

The Register - ‎May 13, 2016‎
Ofcom plans to open up an extra sub-band to Blighty's Wi-Fi users, allowing the transmission of large amounts of data as well faster download speeds.
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Vodafone CEO tells Ofcom: 'It's time to act on Openreach'

Mobile Today - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Vodafone's Group CEO Vittorio Colao has told Ofcom to be decisive in reforming BT Openreach, urging the regulator that the time is now.
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Ofcom accelerates the release of new wireless spectrum

Rethink Wireless - ‎May 16, 2016‎
However, far more important for the future of competition in the UK mobile and multiplay market are the consultations being conducted by regulator Ofcom, which could result in more spectrum being available to support mobile broadband, as well as the ...

Ofcom moves to open up more spectrum for Wi-Fi services

RCR Wireless News - ‎May 17, 2016‎
U.K. telecom regulator Ofcom has proposed opening up additional unlicensed spectrum in the 5 GHz band to support Wi-Fi services in a move to create two additional 80-megahertz channels for Wi-Fi to reduce pressure on the unlicensed 2.4 GHz band.

UK digital bill to boost infrastructure and services

Financial Times - ‎May 15, 2016‎
Ofcom, the telecoms regulator, will have its powers boosted by proposals in the Queen's Speech under a digital economy bill that will also aim to upgrade digital infrastructure and strengthen intellectual property rights.

Ofcom accelerates the release of new UK wireless spectrum

Rethink Research (subscription) - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The UK mobile industry is gripped by speculation about who may bid for Telefonica's O2 UK arm now that Hutchison's acquisition has been blocked.

Ofcom discovers new route to speeding up home wi-fi

The Times (subscription) - ‎May 13, 2016‎
The telecoms regulator plans to boost the speed of domestic wi-fi routers by harnessing the airwaves used for satellite services. It will take about three years to come into effect, but the move could solve some of the congestion that slows down wi-fi ...

The Secret may have breached rules, says MP as she reports ITV to Ofcom

Belfast Telegraph - ‎May 16, 2016‎
A Labour MP has written to media watchdog Ofcom raising concerns that ITV breached broadcast rules with controversial drama The Secret.
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Ofcom gives verdict on Katie Price Loose Women sex tips

Digital Spy - ‎May 23, 2016‎
In a statement, an Ofcom spokesperson said: "We considered this light-hearted and generally inexplicit conversation was broadly in keeping with the expectations of the likely audience.
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