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

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

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

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


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Keeping the momentum going – building the UK’s full-fibre future

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10 October 2019

Ofcom, Government and leading figures from across the telecoms industry gathered at a conference this week to get behind the drive to increase investment in full-fibre broadband in the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/full-fibre-conference

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Mapping the future

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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06 August 2019

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

An open day to remember

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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

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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

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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

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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