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Update on RT news channel

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18 April 2018

Ofcom has today opened seven new investigations into the due impartiality of news and current affairs programmes on the RT news channel.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/rt-update

Latest telecoms and pay-TV complaints revealed

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18 April 2018

Ofcom has today published data on the volume of consumer complaints it has received against major providers of telecoms and pay-TV services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/telecoms-pay-tv-complaints-q4-2017

Mobile phone repeaters – what you need to know

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12 April 2018

Today, regulations come into force that allow people to use certain types of mobile phone repeater without the need for a licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/mobile-phone-repeaters

Results of principal stage of auction for mobile airwaves

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05 April 2018

Ofcom has announced the outcome of the main stage of its auction to release airwaves for 4G mobile and future 5G services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/results-auction-mobile-airwaves

Ofcom awards eight new community radio licences

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29 March 2018

Ofcom has today announced the award of eight new community radio licences in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/eight-community-radio-licences

Bills cut for BT landline-only customers from Sunday

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29 March 2018

BT customers who have only a landline – without any broadband – will see their monthly phone bill cut by £7 from Sunday, following an intervention by Ofcom.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/bt-landline-price-cut

Ofcom re-accredits Billmonitor price comparison service

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27 March 2018

Ofcom has re-accredited the Billmonitor price comparison service, which helps its users to find the best mobile deals for their needs.

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

New regulations to allow use of mobile phone repeaters

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22 March 2018

Ofcom has today confirmed regulations that will allow people to use certain types of ‘mobile phone repeaters’, without the need for a licence.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/new-regulations-to-allow-use-of-mobile-phone-repeaters

Scrambled signals? Snow problem for Ofcom engineers

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20 March 2018

A team of Ofcom’s engineers in Scotland recently did some serious off-roading to solve a tricky interference case.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/snow-mobile-interference

What you need to know about Ofcom’s spectrum auction

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20 March 2018

Ofcom’s auction to release more airwaves for mobile broadband and future 5G services starts today.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/need-to-know-spectrum-auction

A guide to the forthcoming spectrum auction

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16 March 2018

Ofcom is holding an auction for two bands of spectrum, which will increase the airwaves available for mobile devices by almost one third.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/spectrum-auction-guide

Ofcom re-accredits ctrlio price comparison service

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07 March 2018

Ofcom has re-accredited the ctrlio price comparison service, which helps its users to find the best mobile and broadband packages for their needs.

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

Better information before you buy broadband

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01 March 2018

Broadband users looking for a new deal will be given better information – before taking out a contract – about the speeds they are likely to receive.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/better-information-broadband-speeds

Celebrating World Radio Day 2018

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23 February 2018

Today is World Radio Day, which celebrates the power of radio and aims to bring together broadcasters from around the world to share knowledge and reach out to new audiences.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/world-radio-day

New Ofcom rules to boost full-fibre broadband

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23 February 2018

More UK homes are set to benefit from ultrafast internet speeds, after a draft decision by Ofcom that will halve the upfront cost of building ‘full-fibre’ broadband networks.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/new-rules-boost-full-fibre-broadband

Ofcom awards four new community radio licences

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22 February 2018

Ofcom has today announced the award of four new community radio licences in England and Northern Ireland.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/community-radio-licences-february-2018

Ofcom Chief Executive attends 10Gb home broadband trial

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14 February 2018

Ofcom Chief Executive Sharon White visited east London yesterday to witness the trial of a 10Gb home broadband connection – the fastest seen so far in the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/ofcom-chief-executive-attends-10gb-home-broadband-trial

How to take part in the upcoming spectrum auction

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05 February 2018

The radio spectrum is crucial to many everyday items that help us to communicate and enjoy content and services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/spectrum-auction

Ofcom awards six new community radio licences

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01 February 2018

Ofcom has today announced the award of six new community radio licences in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/ofcom-awards-six-new-community-radio-licences

Bob Downes appointed as first Ofcom Board member for Scotland

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01 February 2018

The Scottish Ministers today appointed Bob Downes as the first Ofcom Board Member for Scotland.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/bob-downes-appointed-first-board-member-scotland