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Ofcom shifts focus of Vodafone billing investigation

Mobile Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
The UK regulator has decided to take a closer look at the network's complaints handling procedure. The investigation was launched last year after Ofcom received a high number of customer complaints surrounding problems with Vodafone's billing system.
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Ofcom considers investigation into Ukip broadcast after 31 complaints

The Guardian - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Ofcom is considering more than 30 complaints about Ukip's party political broadcast on ITV and the BBC in relation to racial offence, Islamophobia and bias against Turkey.
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Ofcom chief reduced to writing in FT to air views on Three-O2 merger

The Guardian - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
It is a poor show that Sharon White, head of the communications regulator Ofcom, is reduced to writing columns in the FT to try to block Three's takeover of O2.

Ofcom: Rising line rental costs could impact vulnerable consumers

Cable.co.uk - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Telecoms watchdog Ofcom has voiced concerns over the increase in line rental costs and the impact that rising prices could have on vulnerable consumers.
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Celebrity Big Brother 2016: Ofcom receives more than 2000 complaints

The Sun - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
An Ofcom spokesperson said: "We are satisfied that Channel 5 broadcast clear and appropriate warnings about the potentially offensive content, and intervened in heated exchanges and situations at appropriate times.

Vodafone under investigation over customer service record

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎19 hours ago‎
Although Vodafone's billing processes were found fit for purpose, Ofcom warned it would "not hesitate to open a new investigation" if it discovered failings.

MATV rapped by Ofcom for poor compliance

BizAsia - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
MATV has been rapped by Ofcom for poor compliance procedures over its religious strand, Welcome TV, which is broadcast in French and Lingala.

Celebrity Big Brother 2016: 2025 complaints made to OFCOM about current series

OK! Magazine - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Celebrity Big Brother 2016: 2,025 complaints made to OFCOM about current series. Winston McKenzie's comments on 'coping' in the house with a 'homosexual' received more than 400 comments from the viewing public.

Two radio stations fail to pay Ofcom fees

BizAsia - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Two community Asian radio stations have failed to pay Ofcom's annual licence fees by the required payment date. The two stations - Kohinoor FM (Leicester) and Betar Bangla Radio (East London) have breached their broadcast licences.
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Three and O2 customers get price freeze promise after Ofcom slams merger

Computer Business Review - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Hutchinson's taking to the offensive on the matter comes in the same week that UK regulator Ofcom's CEO Sharon White claimed that the deal would damage competition in the UK.

Ofcom: Watching video online now "almost universal" among 16-24 year olds

MediaTel Newsline - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Viewing online video and TV catch-up services has seen use grow over the last 12 months, according to a new report published today by Ofcom. Since 2014, online viewing amongst all adults has increased from 71% to 74%. However, there is a strong ...

TalkTalk 'didn't hesitate to sign up to...

uSwitch.com (Tech) - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
Jon Nowell, Head of Product at TalkTalk Business, commented: "We had no hesitation in signing up to Ofcom's new business broadband speeds Code of Practice.

Ofcom to probe EE over billing mishap

ComputerWeekly.com - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
Ofcom is to launch an investigation into EE's compliance with regulations designed to ensure mobile communications providers accurately bill consumers of their services.

O2 and Three merger could push up mobile bills - Ofcom

Lancashire Evening Post - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
"While the merger is reviewed, Ofcom will keep working to promote healthy rivalry between operators. We want UK consumers and businesses to enjoy fair mobile pries and cutting-edge products for years to come.

TalkTalk signs up to Ofcom Nuisance Calls MoU

Telecompaper (subscription) - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
TalkTalk has signed up to Ofcom's Nuisance Calls Memorandum of Understanding in the UK. TalkTalk blocks nuisance calls at a network level, and claims to prevent around 70 million calls each month.

Vodafone accuses BT of loading costs on to Openreach network

Financial Times - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Initial findings by Ofcom suggest that £255m would have been removed from the operating costs of Openreach in the 2013/14 financial year under the new rules.

Ofcom Asks EC to Block O2-Three Merger

Lexology (registration) - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Warning that Three's proposed acquisition of rival O2 is likely to lead to higher monthly bills and fewer competitive choices for British wireless consumers, Sharon White, the chief executive of British telecom market regulator Ofcom, affirmed this ...

Ofcom Appoints Lindsey Fussell as Consumer Group Director

News On News - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Lindsey said: “I'm delighted to be joining Ofcom at such an important time for the organisation and the communications industries.
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Three's a crowd

The Economist - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
On February 1st Sharon White, the head of Britain's telecoms regulator, Ofcom, laid out why she opposes the O2-Three merger.
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