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Ofcom appoints Mansoor Hanif as Chief Technology Officer

Ofcom has today announced that Mansoor Hanif has been appointed as its new Chief Technology Officer.

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 appoints Mansoor Hanif as Chief Technology Officer

  • Media release

12 September 2018

Ofcom has today announced that Mansoor Hanif has been appointed as its new Chief Technology Officer.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/mansoor-hanif-chief-technology-officer

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

Ofcom appoints Dr Luisa Affuso as new Chief Economist

  • Media release

02 August 2018

Ofcom has today announced that Dr Luisa Affuso has been appointed as its new Chief Economist.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/dr-luisa-affuso-chief-economist

A decade of digital dependency

  • Media release

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/media/media-releases/2018/decade-of-digital-dependency

Statement regarding BT’s regulatory accounts for 2017/18

  • Media release

01 August 2018

BT’s regulatory financial statements, published earlier this week, indicate that in the last financial year the company made returns around 7% (the same as in 2016/17) above its ‘cost of capital’ – the cost of financing a business or investment.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/statement-bt-regulatory-accounts

New alerts to help you shop around

  • Media release

31 July 2018

Ofcom is today proposing new rules that would require providers to alert customers when they are nearly at the end of their minimum contract period.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/alerts-to-shop-around

Ofcom awards two new community radio licences

  • Media release

25 July 2018

Ofcom has today announced the award of two new community radio licences in England.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/two-community-radio-licence-awards

Supporting further investment in full-fibre broadband

  • Media release

24 July 2018

Ofcom has today outlined a package of proposed measures to support long-term investment in full-fibre networks – helping to bring faster, more reliable broadband to people across the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/investment-full-fibre-broadband

Latest telecoms and pay-TV complaints revealed

  • Media release

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/media/media-releases/2018/telecoms-pay-tv-complaints-q1-2018

Broadcast TV viewing declines in Wales

  • Media release

18 July 2018

The amount of time people in Wales spent watching broadcast television fell for a fifth consecutive year, research from Ofcom finds.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/broadcast-tv-viewing-wales

Scotland leads the UK for time spent watching TV

  • Media release

18 July 2018

People in Scotland watch more television than viewers in the rest of the UK, research from Ofcom finds.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/scotland-time-watching-tv

Broadcast TV viewing declines in Northern Ireland

  • Media release

18 July 2018

People in Northern Ireland are watching less broadcast television on average per day than viewers in the rest of the UK, research from Ofcom finds.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/broadcast-tv-viewing-northern-ireland

TV streaming services overtake pay TV for first time

  • Media release

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/media/media-releases/2018/streaming-overtakes-pay-tv

Ofcom appoints Yih-Choung Teh as Group Director for Strategy & Research

  • Media release

04 July 2018

Ofcom has today announced that Yih-Choung Teh has been appointed as Group Director for Strategy and Research, to lead our work in these areas.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/yih-choung-teh-appointed-director-strategy-and-research

Ofcom findings on the acquisition by Reach plc of Northern & Shell’s publishing assets

  • Media release

20 June 2018

Ofcom’s findings relating to the acquisition by Reach plc of certain publishing assets of Northern & Shell, including the Daily Express and Daily Star newspapers, have been published today.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/reach-trinity-mirror-northern-shell

Ofcom appoints new Content Board members to represent Scotland and Northern Ireland

  • Media release

19 June 2018

Ofcom has appointed Maggie Cunningham and Angelina Fusco to its Content Board.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/new-content-board-members-scotland-northern-ireland

Ofcom appoints new Director for Wales

  • Media release

18 June 2018

Ofcom has today announced the appointment of Eleanor Marks as its new Director for Wales.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/new-director-wales

Ofcom reports on more independent Openreach

  • Media release

14 June 2018

Ofcom has today published its first progress report on the legal separation of Openreach from its parent company BT.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/report-independent-openreach

Lord Holmes appointed Deputy Chairman of Channel 4

  • Media release

14 June 2018

Ofcom has today announced that Chris Holmes (Lord Holmes of Richmond, MBE) has been appointed Deputy Chairman of Channel 4.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2018/lord-holmes-appointed-deputy-chairman-of-channel-4