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Lockdown leads to surge in TV screen time and streaming

A surge in screen time during lockdown saw people in the UK spend 40% of their day watching TV and online video services, according to our latest study of the nation’s media habits.

Ofcom named a top 50 employer for women

We’re delighted to announce that Ofcom has been recognised as one of Business in the Community’s Times Top 50 Employers for Women for 2020.


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Ofcom named a top 50 employer for women

  • News article

30 July 2020

We’re delighted to announce that Ofcom has been recognised as one of Business in the Community’s Times Top 50 Employers for Women for 2020.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/ofcom-named-top-50-employer-for-women

Broadband customers to save millions following Ofcom review

  • News article

28 July 2020

Broadband customers who are out of contract are set to benefit from a package of pricing changes and commitments from their providers, following a review by Ofcom.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/broadband-customers-to-save-millions

Wifi set for boost after more spectrum freed up for wireless services

  • News article

24 July 2020

Homes across the UK could soon experience faster and more reliable wifi due to changes made today by Ofcom.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/wifi-boost-after-more-spectrum-freed-for-wireless-services

Call for inputs on the technologies of tomorrow

  • News article

23 July 2020

We want to hear your views on the emerging technologies that could shape how the communications industry looks in the future.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/call-for-evidence-on-the-technologies-of-tomorrow

Tell us about your experience of Ofcom.org.uk

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17 July 2020

We want to know about your experience of using our website. Your feedback will help us to make it better.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/tell-us-about-your-experience-of-ofcom.org.uk

Lockdown signals a boost for amateur radio

  • News article

17 July 2020

The Radio Society for Great Britain announced that the 1,000th online amateur radio exam was completed, signalling its growth in popularity during lockdown.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/lockdown-boost-for-amateur-radio

Royal Mail fined £1.5m for missing 2018/19 delivery target

  • News article

10 July 2020

Ofcom has today fined Royal Mail £1.5m for failing to meet its first-class delivery target in 2018/19.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/royal-mail-fined-for-missing-delivery-target

Support for customers struggling to pay their phone or broadband bill during the pandemic

  • News article

02 July 2020

If you’re struggling to pay your phone or broadband bill during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important that you speak to your provider as soon as possible to see how they can help.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/support-for-customers-struggling-to-pay-their-bills-during-pandemic

Text to switch – a year of making it easier to change mobile provider

  • News article

01 July 2020

It’s been a year since the introduction of text to switch, a change that has made it quicker and easier to change your mobile network.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/a-year-of-text-to-switch

UK’s internet use surges to record levels

  • News article

24 June 2020

Adults in the UK are now spending more than a quarter of their waking day online, with services such as TikTok and Zoom seeing unprecedented growth, according to our latest study into the nation’s online lives.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/uk-internet-use-surges

Ofcom helps hospitals with drone deliveries

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23 June 2020

Ofcom colleagues recently helped for drones to deliver urgent medical supplies between two UK hospitals, overcoming major challenges during the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/hospitals-drone-deliveries

Getting post and parcels during the coronavirus

  • News article

15 June 2020

During the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, more people are working and learning from home, and businesses are needing to change the way they operate.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/getting-post-and-parcels-during-coronavirus

100 years of radio since Marconi’s big breakthrough

  • News article

15 June 2020

On this day in 1920, the first wireless radio broadcast in the UK took place, conducted by Guglielmo Marconi.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/100-years-of-radio

Advice for consumers: NHS ‘test and trace’ scams

  • News article

10 June 2020

There have been suggestions that scammers could use the NHS test and trace service as a method of obtaining personal or financial information from victims.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/nhs-test-and-trace-scams

New Board appointment for Channel 4

  • News article

29 May 2020

Ofcom has today announced the appointment of a new non-executive director to the Board of Channel 4.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/channel4-board-appointment

Licensing drive-in movies and church services

  • News article

27 May 2020

Organisers of drive-in movies and church service events will be able to apply for temporary radio licences by Ofcom, to allow film lovers and congregations to come together while still observing social distancing rules.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/licensing-drive-in-services

Ofcom works fast to keep hospitals connected

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21 May 2020

Ofcom’s Spectrum licensing and technical assignment teams recently worked at lightning speed to turn around a radio licence request for two UK hospitals as they fought to treat patients suffering from the coronavirus (Covid-19).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/keep-hospitals-connected

News and sermon about Covid-19 on Loveworld breaks broadcasting rules

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18 May 2020

Ofcom has today imposed a sanction on Loveworld Limited, which broadcasts the religious television channel Loveworld, after a news programme and a live sermon included potentially harmful claims about Covid-19.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/loveworld-breaks-broadcasting-rules-covid-19

Broadband networks stand firm during pandemic

  • News article

13 May 2020

Average UK broadband speeds largely held up during the coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown despite rising demand from home working, online lessons and TV streaming.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/broadband-networks-stand-firm-during-pandemic

Ofcom research shows children trust their parents on coronavirus information

  • News article

12 May 2020

We have today published research on how children are receiving and acting on news and information during the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/children-trust-their-parents-on-coronavirus-information