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Mapping the future

5G, space and the future of spectrum were all topics of discussion at The Royal Geographical Society for Ofcom’s Mapping the Future event, which took place earlier this week.

Advice for consumers: ‘Wangiri’ missed call scams

We have received reports of a rise in a type of scam known as ‘Wangiri’ phone calls.


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Mapping the future

  • News article

13 September 2019

5G, space and the future of spectrum were all topics of discussion at The Royal Geographical Society for Ofcom’s Mapping the Future event, which took place earlier this week.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/mapping-the-future

Advice for consumers: ‘Wangiri’ missed call scams

  • News article

05 September 2019

We have received reports of a rise in a type of scam known as ‘Wangiri’ phone calls. Here's what you should do if you are targeted.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/advice-wangiri-missed-call-scams

Ofcom reaccredits broadband.co.uk price comparison service

  • News article

03 September 2019

Ofcom has reaccredited broadband.co.uk, a price comparison service that offers information for people looking to compare costs of broadband services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/reaccredit-broadband-price-comparison

London calling: Ofcom to release new ‘(020) 4’ phone numbers

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30 August 2019

London will gain 10 million more landline phone numbers later this year, as Ofcom introduces a new ‘(020) 4’ range to keep the capital connected.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/new-020-4-phone-numbers

Celebrating 90 years of Baldock Radio Station

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29 August 2019

Baldock Radio Station opened its doors for the first time in 1929. Over nine decades, it has evolved from a radio receiving station to the home of Ofcom’s work on managing the airwaves.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/90-years-baldock-radio-station

UK becomes a nation of streamers

  • News article

07 August 2019

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/uk-becomes-a-nation-of-streamers

Can we promote high-speed broadband coverage by allowing regulated companies to choose from a menu?

  • News article

06 August 2019

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/high-speed-broadband-challenges-choice

An open day to remember

  • News article

01 August 2019

Children and parents came from far and wide to get a glimpse of the fascinating world of spectrum engineering last week, as Ofcom played host to the Institute of Engineering’s (IET) annual Open House Day.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/an-open-day-to-remember

Radio industry makes progress on diversity, but much further to go

  • News article

31 July 2019

People from minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people and women at a senior level remain under-represented in UK radio, according to Ofcom’s second major study of diversity in the radio industry.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/diversity-in-radio-industry

Giffgaff fined £1.4m for overcharging customers

  • News article

30 July 2019

Ofcom has today fined mobile company Giffgaff £1.4m for overcharging millions of customers.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/giffgaff-fined-for-overcharging-customers

New rules to protect people in TV and radio shows

  • News article

29 July 2019

Ofcom is today proposing new rules to make sure people who take part in television and radio shows are properly looked after by broadcasters.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/new-rules-protect-people-tv-and-radio-shows

Airwaves opened up to support wireless revolution

  • News article

25 July 2019

Small businesses, factories and farmers could benefit from a revolution in wireless technology, following a decision by Ofcom to open up airwaves to support innovation and enable new services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/airwaves-opened-up-to-support-wireless-revolution

Half of people now get their news from social media

  • News article

24 July 2019

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/half-of-people-get-news-from-social-media

Latest telecoms and pay-TV complaints revealed

  • News article

23 July 2019

Ofcom has today published the latest league tables on the complaints we’ve received about the UK’s major home phone, broadband, mobile and pay-TV firms.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/latest-telecoms-and-pay-tv-complaints-revealed-jul-2019

New measures to increase fairness for mobile customers

  • News article

22 July 2019

Mobile customers will benefit from clearer and fairer contracts and price cuts by their operators, as part of measures set out by Ofcom today.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/new-measures-fairness-for-mobile-customers

Sharing your data online – what you need to know

  • News article

18 July 2019

You will usually share some information about yourself with the websites and services you use online. It’s helpful to know about all the possible uses, and how to manage and protect your data.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/sharing-your-data-online

Ofcom launches network to improve people's online skills and knowledge

  • News article

18 July 2019

Ofcom has today launched the Making Sense of Media Network, aimed at improving the online skills, knowledge and understanding of adults and children in the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/ofcom-network-improve-online-skills-knowledge

New protections to stamp out landline switching frustrations

  • News article

08 July 2019

You will have more power over your landline provider if it tries to stop you taking your phone number when you switch, thanks to a new process in effect from today.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/new-protections-stamp-out-switching-frustrations

Hundreds of new digital radio stations for local listeners

  • News article

05 July 2019

Hundreds of new local radio stations could start broadcasting in the UK, under proposals outlined by Ofcom today.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/digital-radio-could-gain-hundreds-of-new-stations

How Ofcom experts help Glastonbury's stars to shine

  • News article

05 July 2019

Glastonbury Festival-goers enjoyed pitch perfect sets thanks to the efforts of Ofcom’s Programme Making and Special Events (PMSE) team.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/ofcom-experts-help-glastonburys-stars-shine