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How Ofcom helps to promote STEM careers for women

Ofcom sponsors the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards.

Ofcom fines phone company Onestream £35,000 for 'slamming'

Ofcom has fined phone company Onestream £35,000 after we found the company took over the telephone services of more than a hundred people without their permission.


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How Ofcom helps to promote STEM careers for women

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06 December 2019

Ofcom sponsors the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards. We do this as part of our commitment to help increase the number of women and girls working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/stem-careers-for-women

Ofcom fines phone company Onestream £35,000 for 'slamming'

  • News article

05 December 2019

Ofcom has fined phone company Onestream £35,000 after we found the company took over the telephone services of more than a hundred people without their permission.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/onestream-fined-for-slamming

Smart speakers and 4K TVs on the rise

  • News article

28 November 2019

Smart speakers and ultra-high definition TVs are booming in popularity as the UK gears up for its seasonal spending splurge, according to Ofcom research.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/smart-speakers-and-4k-tvs

Helping TV viewers to stay tuned in

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21 November 2019

Ofcom colleagues have been working hard across Northern Ireland to help keep Irish TV channels on air, as part of the 700 MHz retune.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/700-mhz-retune

Ofcom reaccredits Billmonitor price comparison service

  • News article

15 November 2019

Ofcom has reaccredited the Billmonitor price comparison service, marking ten years since it was first accredited by us.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/billmonitor-reaccredited

What is Ofcom’s role during a general election?

  • News article

13 November 2019

This short guide explains the kind of issues Ofcom might look at, as well as ones that are not within our remit.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/ofcom-role-election

Ofcom engineer obtains chartered engineer status

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06 November 2019

Ofcom engineer Sara Salim has scooped the internationally recognised chartered engineer status – and it’s all down to her hard work.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/ofcom-engineer-obtains-chartered-engineer-status

New local digital radio stations for the Channel Islands

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31 October 2019

Listeners in the Channel Islands will soon be able to tune in to a range of new local digital radio stations.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/new-local-digital-radio-stations-channel-islands

Releasing airwaves for mobile services next year

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28 October 2019

Ofcom has announced updated plans to release crucial airwaves to meet growing demand for mobile broadband and support the rollout of 5G.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/releasing-airwaves-for-mobile-services

New rules could mean hundreds of new digital radio stations

  • News article

25 October 2019

New rules have come into force that could see the launch of hundreds of new digital radio stations across the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/new-rules-new-digital-radio

Ofcom reaccredits Mobile Phones price comparison service

  • News article

25 October 2019

Mobile Phones has been reaccredited by Ofcom as part of our price comparison service accreditation scheme.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/ofcom-reaccredits-mobile-phones

BBC risking ‘lost generation’ as younger audience tunes out

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24 October 2019

The BBC may not be sustainable in its current form, if it fails to regain younger audiences who are increasingly tuning out of its services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/bbc-risking-lost-generation

You'll never talk alone: Liverpool stakes claim as Britain's chattiest city

  • News article

10 October 2019

People in Liverpool spend more time chatting on their mobile phones than those in other major cities, new Ofcom research reveals.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/liverpool-stakes-claim-as-britains-chattiest-city

Ofcom's assessment of BBC Breakfast, BBC One, 17 July 2019

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07 October 2019

Ofcom has today published its assessment of BBC Breakfast on BBC1 on 17 July 2019.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/assessment-bbc-breakfast

New rules to combat high call costs and scams come into force today

  • News article

01 October 2019

From today, phone users will be protected from high charges for calling ‘070’ numbers – which are often mistaken for mobiles, but cost much more to call.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/new-rules-combat-high-call-costs-scams

Audio on demand: the rise of podcasts

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30 September 2019

Podcasts are on the rise, with around 7.1 million listeners in the UK now tuning in each week, according to Ofcom research.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/rise-of-podcasts

Fairer prices for broadband customers

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25 September 2019

Broadband customers who are out of contract are set to pay fairer prices and providers should better protect vulnerable customers under measures set out by Ofcom today.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/fairer-prices-for-broadband-customers

Parcel companies admit breaking competition law

  • News article

19 September 2019

Royal Mail and SaleGroup, which trades as Despatch Bay, have admitted being part of an illegal anti-competitive agreement.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/parcel-companies-admit-breaking-competition-law

Breaking the class ceiling – social make-up of the TV industry revealed

  • News article

18 September 2019

The UK’s television industry is strongly skewed towards people from privately-educated backgrounds, according to Ofcom research.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/breaking-the-class-ceiling-tv-industry-social-makeup-revealed

Ofcom launches campaign to encourage switching

  • News article

16 September 2019

Ofcom has today launched a campaign to explain that it's never been simpler to switch your mobile or broadband deal.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/ofcom-campaign-encourage-switching