When people think of distress signals being given off by aircraft in trouble, it’s often followed by a Hollywood rescue involving a well-known caped crusader. But a recent case called on the services of a humbler hero – one of Ofcom’s spectrum experts.
There are distinct differences in how certain groups of people use and experience communications services, revealed in Ofcom’s latest Access and Inclusion research report published today
18 January 2019
People in the UK spend half as much time on their home phones but use ten times more mobile data than just six years ago, as new Ofcom research reveals changing attitudes to the traditional telephone number.
17 January 2019
On Friday 11 January, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) called the Ofcom office in Baldock, Hertfordshire. Spectrum Engineering Officer Andy Hayes traced the source of the signal and found the crashed plane.
14 January 2019
There are distinct differences in how certain groups of people use and experience communications services, revealed in Ofcom’s latest Access and Inclusion research report published today.
11 January 2019
Ofcom has received reports from people who say they have received phone calls or messages claiming to be from us. These are scam calls and they don’t come from Ofcom.
02 January 2019
Celebrity Big Brother was the television programme that Ofcom received the most complaints about in 2018.
20 December 2018
Ofcom has today made recommendations to Government on how new rules could help to make video-on-demand services more accessible for people with hearing or sight impairments.
19 December 2018
Brits are ditching DVD players and desktop PCs and are increasingly turning to newer technology such as smart TVs and smart watches, Ofcom research has found.
18 December 2018
Mobile and broadband coverage are improving in the UK, but too many rural areas still get a poor signal, according to Ofcom research.
14 December 2018
Ofcom has today launched a campaign to help people get better broadband deals, alongside other work aimed at protecting loyal customers.
12 December 2018
They may not be the conventional ‘wise men’, but a group of Welsh bikers made the pilgrimage to rural Bethlehem in West Wales last weekend, following a Christmas tradition that has made the Carmarthenshire village famous.
06 December 2018
Ofcom has accredited the Broadband Compared price comparison service, which provides information to help consumers find the right broadband deal for them.
05 December 2018
Ofcom has today proposed that BT and KCOM should be the providers of the UK’s broadband universal service.
03 December 2018
Ofcom has today set out its planned programme of work for the next financial year.
30 November 2018
People and businesses have the right, by law, to keep their telephone numbers regardless of who they choose as their phone company. Ofcom’s rules mean all telecoms providers must let their customers take their telephone number with them when they switch providers. This process is known as ‘number porting’.
28 November 2018
People who call directory enquiry services will be protected from high prices thanks to a price cap on 118 phone numbers, announced today by Ofcom.
16 November 2018
Ofcom has today fined EE and Virgin Media a combined total of £13.3m for overcharging phone and broadband customers who wanted to leave their contracts early.
08 November 2018
Ofcom has made more airwaves available, and introduced new rules, to make it easier for mobile phone companies and wireless broadband providers to launch new technology, including 5G services.
08 November 2018
Ofcom has today published the latest league tables on the complaints it receives about the UK’s major providers of telecoms and pay-TV services.
26 October 2018
Sophie Morgan has been appointed to Ofcom’s Content Board on a three-year term.
25 October 2018
The BBC is generally delivering for audiences, but must go further in areas such as transparency, taking creative risks and attracting young people, Ofcom’s annual report on the corporation has found.