5g
The Next Ofcom Auction for 5G Airwaves is Set for Next Spring

Ofcom has set the window for selling off more bandwidth to network operators. Read More >>

giz uk
Ofcom Confirm Scousers Love a Chinwag

The people of Liverpool spend more time talking on their mobile than those in other major British cities. Read More >>

tv
Reality TV Shows Told to Stop Hounding Participants to Death

Media regulator Ofcom is strengthening rules covering participants in reality TV shows, and is about to ask the broadcasters to take more care to protect the "welfare and wellbeing" of the people it makes dance for fun in impractical swimwear between the advertisements. Read More >>

networks
Community Groups Gain Access to Unused Mobile Spectrum to Create Hyperlocal Networks

Communications regulator Ofcom is opening up access to some unused chunks of the mobile connectivity spectrum, allowing businesses, community groups and even the more savvy of the farmers to apply for the right to create their own mobile networks to connect all their things and alleviate the menace of rural boredom. Read More >>

EE
EE Being Investigated by Ofcom for Not Capping 118 Calls for That One Guy Who Still Uses It

BT, who owns EE, could be in for a slap on the wrist from Ofcom after it owned up to not capping the call rate on 118 numbers for EE customers. Read More >>

broadband
The UK’s Favourite Broadband Provider Is Plusnet According to Broadband Genie

Roll out the red carpet and get your glad rags on, because it's time to announce the winners from the Broadband Genie Broadband Awards. Plusnet cleaned up after being voted the Best Value Provider, Best Broadband Provider, and winning Best Customer Care – which seems to fly in the face of Ofcom's own 2018/2019 report published last month that saw the provider getting far more complaints per 100,000 customers when compared to BT, TalkTalk, EE, Sky, and Virgin. Read More >>

internet service providers
Ofcom is Making Telecoms Companies Tell You When Your Contract is Up

Ofcom is stepping in to save the forgetful and plain lazy amongst you from being stuck on the same crappy contract you signed up to years ago when you actually gave enough of a shit to research the options available to you and get the best deal. That's 20 million of us, according to BBC News. Read More >>

broadband
Automatic Compensation for Rubbish Broadband Kicks in Today

Ofcom's new scheme to automatically compensate customers for broadband or landline problems goes into effect today. Read More >>

networks
O2 Told to Stop Pre-Filtering and Downscaling Video and Images

Mobile provider O2 has been naughty-stepped by communications regulator Ofcom, which found that the network has been routinely downscaling image and video quality before forwarding it on to meet user requests, going against the provisions of the net neutrality concept. Read More >>

vodafone
Vodafone Is Officially The Worst, Says Ofcom League Table

It's a bad day for Vodafone, which has just topped Ofcom's league table of the most-complained-about providers for both broadband and landlines. Read More >>

broadband
Ofcom Wants Your Broadband Provider To Tell You When Your Contract’s Up

We all get far too many notifications these days, but we'd actually be quite pleased to receive the ones Ofcom is planning. They want your internet provider to have to write to you and tell you that your contract's finished, with details of their other offers. Read More >>

phones
118 Rip-Off Merchants Bring Pricing Cap Down on Their Own Heads

Young people like us* have no need for directory enquiry services any more, since we can jack into the nearest available screen and search for anything our minds can desire, then usually have it delivered on a bike within the hour. But older folk, who may not even have a terrible Samsung smartphone from 2011 to call upon for help, still phone the UK's many 118 directory enquiry services when looking for a plumber or a number to contact the satellite dish man; and they've been quietly getting seriously ripped off. Read More >>

networks
EE and Virgin Media Fined Millions For Overcharging People Trying To Leave

Ofcom has handed down fines totalling £13.3m to Virgin Media and EE after concluding that they've been fleecing people who tried to leave their contracts early. Read More >>

internet
According to Ofcom, Nearly Half of all Users Have Been ‘Harmed’ On The Internet

According to a study carried out by Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, 45 per cent of all people who've used the internet have suffered some kind of "harm" online. That harm includes trolling, harassment or cyber-bullying as well as things like malware attacks and cyber theft. Read More >>

money
Ofcom Wants Telecoms Companies to Warn You When Your Contract is Up

We've all signed up for some sort of telecoms contract in the past, whether it be for phone services, internet, or TV. You may also have noticed that these companies don't always tell you when your contract is up, not unless there's something else they can try to sell and get more money out of you. Now Ofcom's new proposals would make them change that practice. Read More >>