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Ofcom response to the CMA’s super-complaint update

We’re pleased the CMA has highlighted the commitments we’ve secured from mobile and broadband companies, which will mean millions of customers pay less for their contracts.

Helping customers get fair treatment and fair prices

Phone and broadband customers can easily compare which providers offer the best service and value for money, thanks to new performance scorecards published today.


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Ofcom response to the CMA’s super-complaint update

  • Media release

21 January 2020

Our response to the CMA's super-complaints update.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2020/response-to-cma-super-complaint-update

Helping customers get fair treatment and fair prices

  • Media release

09 January 2020

Phone and broadband customers can easily compare which providers offer the best service and value for money, thanks to new performance scorecards published today.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2020/fair-treatment-fair-prices

Supercharging investment in fibre broadband

  • Media release

08 January 2020

Homes and businesses up and down the country are set to benefit from much faster and more reliable fibre broadband, under major proposals set out today by Ofcom.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/supercharging-investment-in-fibre-broadband

Appointments to the board of MG ALBA

  • Media release

20 December 2019

Ofcom has today announced four appointments to the board of MG ALBA, the body responsible for ensuring that high-quality television programmes in Gaelic are made available to people in Scotland.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/mg-alba-board

Latest UK broadband and mobile coverage revealed

  • Media release

20 December 2019

More people can get faster broadband and a good mobile signal than last year, but some rural areas are still behind towns and cities for coverage – new data from Ofcom shows.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/latest-uk-broadband-mobile-coverage-revealed

Latest Northern Ireland broadband and mobile coverage revealed

  • Media release

20 December 2019

More people can get faster broadband, but some rural areas in Northern Ireland are still behind towns and cities for coverage – new data from Ofcom shows.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/latest-northern-ireland-broadband-and-mobile-coverage-revealed

Latest Scottish broadband and mobile coverage revealed

  • Media release

20 December 2019

More people can get faster broadband and a good mobile signal than last year, but some rural areas are still behind towns and cities for coverage – new data from Ofcom shows.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/latest-scottish-broadband-and-mobile-coverage-revealed

Latest broadband and mobile coverage figures for Wales revealed

  • Media release

20 December 2019

More people can get faster broadband and a good mobile signal than last year, but rural areas still behind towns and cities for coverage – new data from Ofcom shows.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/latest-broadband-and-mobile-coverage-figures-for-wales-revealed

Celebrity Big Brother tops TV complaints for the decade

  • Media release

18 December 2019

Ofcom has published1 the ten television programmes that drew the most complaints from viewers over the last ten years.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/most-complained-tv-2010s

Ofcom plans ban on mobile firms selling 'locked' phones

  • Media release

17 December 2019

Mobile phone companies would be banned from selling ‘locked’ handsets, under a range of new plans from Ofcom to make switching even simpler.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/ban-on-mobile-firms-selling-locked-phones

Ofcom awards four new community radio licences

  • Media release

11 December 2019

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

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/ofcom-awards-four-new-community-radio-licences

Ofcom Election Committee’s decision on The Channel 4 News Climate Debate

  • Media release

03 December 2019

Ofcom’s Election Committee has considered a complaint from the Conservative Party about The Channel 4 News Climate Debate.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/election-committee-decision-channel-4-news-climate-debate

Ofcom's Mansoor Hanif to step down

  • Media release

21 November 2019

Ofcom has today announced that Mansoor Hanif has stepped down from his role as Chief Technology Officer.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/mansoor-hanif-to-step-down

Competition Appeal Tribunal rejects Royal Mail appeal against fine for competition law breach

  • Media release

12 November 2019

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has dismissed Royal Mail’s appeal against Ofcom’s 2018 decision to fine Royal Mail £50 million for breaching competition law.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/tribunal-rejects-royal-mail-appeal-fine-competition-law-breach

Ofcom appoints Jonathan Oxley as interim Chief Executive

  • Media release

06 November 2019

The Ofcom Board has today announced that Jonathan Oxley will become interim Chief Executive.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/jonathan-oxley-appointed-interim-chief-executive

Releasing airwaves for mobile services next year

  • Media release

28 October 2019

Ofcom has today announced updated proposals to release crucial airwaves to meet growing demand for mobile broadband and support the rollout of 5G.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/releasing-airwaves-for-mobile-services

Ofcom welcomes mobile firms’ agreement to build a ‘shared rural network’

  • Media release

25 October 2019

Read Ofcom’s response to the Government and mobile firms’ announcement of a ‘shared rural network’.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/shared-rural-network

BBC risking 'lost generation' as younger audience tunes out

  • Media release

24 October 2019

The BBC may not be sustainable in its current form, if it fails to regain younger audiences who are increasingly tuning out of its services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/bbc-risking-lost-generation

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

  • Media release

10 October 2019

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

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2019/liverpool-is-britains-chattiest-city

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

  • Media release

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/media/media-releases/2019/assessment-bbc-breakfast