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Ofcom: We are a nation of ‘multi-media multi-taskers’

Increasing demand for smartphones and tablets has created a nation of media multi-taskers, according to Ofcom’s latest research, which has brought the 1950s living room into the 21st Century. Ofcom’s Communications Market Report 2013 reveals that the number of people coming together to watch the main household TV set has risen over the last decade…

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Ofcom announces plans to overhaul 0800 and 0844 call charging

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has confirmed that they plan to change the way some non-geographic numbers are charged, making it clearer for consumers to understand call charging rates. As it stands, the current charging system can be unclear for consumers to know how much it would cost to call various non-geo number ranges, so these changes…

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Mobile and broadband contracts in new shake up by Ofcom

Ofcom has now begun consultation on a new ruling which will allow users to escape minimum mobile and broadband contracts if the price is increased. Following hundreds of complaints the regulator feels it could be time to take action. Public outcry has been increasing following a year of surprise price rises, which have been introduced…

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Superfast 4G network could arrive in the UK next month

Superfast mobile broadband could be introduced to the UK next month Ofcom have announced. Superfast 4G mobile services are set to reach speeds up to 7 times faster than current 3G networks. Initially it was thought 4G wouldn’t arrive in the UK until the summer of 2013, but this has now been brought forward. Fast…

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Rural mobile and broadband services – let’s get everyone online!

The price you pay for living in the beautiful British countryside is a lack of decent broadband speed or mobile phone services. So advisory group, The Communications Consumer Panel, has come up with a possible solution and is urging Ofcom upgrade rural coverage with the proceeds of the upcoming 4G mobile auction.

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Ofcom Steps In To Resolve Dispute Between BT And Mobile Operators

Since November 2009, BT (British Telecommunications plc) has introduced a new charging system regarding the mobile termination rates of calls to 0845 and 0870 number ranges. Whilst BT has always had a termination charge for 0845 and 0870 numbers hosted on their network, the new introduced amendments have seen BT charge termination costs as a…

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