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We’re improving the Ofcom website

We’re making some improvements to the Ofcom website, so it’s easier for you to benefit from our advice and support, and learn about what we’re up to.

Royal Mail fined £50m for breaking competition law

Ofcom has fined Royal Mail £50,000,000 for a serious breach of competition law, after the company abused its dominant position by discriminating against its only major competitor delivering letters.


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Ofcom showcases spectrum to promote STEM careers

  • News article

16 August 2018

Last week Ofcom opened the doors of our Baldock Radio Station, to give budding engineers a rare glimpse of the goings-on at our spectrum management centre.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/baldock-open-day-2018

We’re improving the Ofcom website

  • News article

15 August 2018

We’re making some improvements to the Ofcom website, so it’s easier for you to benefit from our advice and support, and learn about what we’re up to.

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

Royal Mail fined £50m for breaking competition law

  • Media release
  • News article

14 August 2018

Ofcom has fined Royal Mail £50,000,000 for a serious breach of competition law, after the company abused its dominant position by discriminating against its only major competitor delivering letters.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/royal-mail-whistl-competition-law

Royal Mail fined £50m for breaking competition law

  • Media release
  • News article

14 August 2018

Ofcom has fined Royal Mail £50,000,000 for a serious breach of competition law, after the company abused its dominant position by discriminating against its only major competitor delivering letters.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/royal-mail-whistl-competition-law

EE out-of-bundle price rises - consumer advice

  • News article

10 August 2018

Customers who’ve found themselves with materially higher bills following EE’s recent out-of-bundle price increases will be given extra time to decide whether they want to leave the contract without being penalised, following intervention by Ofcom.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/ee-out-of-bundle-price-rises-consumer-advice

A decade of digital dependency

  • News article

02 August 2018

Most people in the UK are dependent on their digital devices, and need a constant connection to the internet, following a decade of digital transformation revealed by Ofcom today.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/decade-of-digital-dependency

New alerts to help you shop around

  • News article

31 July 2018

Customers of landline, broadband, TV and mobile services must be told when they are approaching the end of their minimum contract period, under new rules proposed today by Ofcom.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/end-contract-notifications

Ofcom announces two new community radio licences

  • News article

25 July 2018

Ofcom has today announced the award of two new community radio licences in England, serving communities in Manchester and Leicester.

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

Latest telecoms and pay-TV complaints revealed

  • News article

18 July 2018

Ofcom has today published the latest league tables on the complaints it receives about the UK’s major providers of telecoms and pay-TV services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/telecoms-pay-tv-complaints-q1-2018

TV streaming services overtake pay TV for first time

  • News article

18 July 2018

The number of UK subscriptions to television streaming services like Netflix has overtaken those to traditional pay television for the first time, marking a major shift in the UK’s viewing habits.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/streaming-overtakes-pay-tv

Ofcom engineer inducted into Digital Radio Hall of Fame

  • News article

12 July 2018

Ofcom senior broadcast specialist Rash Mustapha has been formally recognised by Digital Radio UK, the body established to help promote and support the development of digital radio.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/engineer-hall-fame

Changes to electronic programme guides to benefit people with sight impairments

  • Consumer advice
  • News article

02 July 2018

People with sight impairments will be able to navigate TV channels more easily following changes to the rules for broadcasters’ on-screen TV guides, published by Ofcom.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/epg-benefits-sight-impairments

Solid progress, but further to go for a Connected Britain

  • News article
  • Speeches and comment

19 June 2018

Sharon White speech to Connected Britain 2018.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/solid-progress-further-to-go-for-connected-britain

Solid progress, but further to go for a Connected Britain

  • News article
  • Speeches and comment

19 June 2018

Sharon White speech to Connected Britain 2018.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/speeches/2018/solid-progress-further-to-go-for-connected-britain

Radio industry must tune in to diversity

  • News article

13 June 2018

Ethnic minorities, disabled people and women are all under-represented in the UK’s radio industry, according to new research by Ofcom.

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

Ofcom reaccredits Broadbandchoices price comparison service

  • News article

07 June 2018

Ofcom has reaccredited Broadbandchoices, a price comparison service that helps consumers to find the right broadband, phone and TV deals for them.

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

Are you getting the best deal from your phone and broadband provider?

  • News article

17 May 2018

Ofcom research published today shows that while most people are getting value from their phone and broadband services, some broadband and mobile phone customers could get better deals from their providers.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/phone-broadband-pricing

Ofcom awards eight new community radio licences

  • News article

09 May 2018

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

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

Getting the most out of your broadband and mobile services

  • News article

09 May 2018

Ofcom carries out a range of research into how people use communications services such as broadband, mobile and home phone.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/most-broadband-mobile-services

Choosing the best broadband and phone provider

  • News article

03 May 2018

Ofcom today reveals which broadband and phone companies are falling far short in serving their customers, and those who are setting a strong standard for satisfaction.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/best-worst-telecoms-providers