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Switch mobile provider with a free text

Mobile customers will be able to switch provider by simply sending a free text message, under major reforms announced by Ofcom today.

Digital divide narrows, but 1.1m UK homes and businesses cannot get decent broadband

Around one million homes and offices still cannot get a decent broadband connection, Ofcom has found, though coverage is steadily improving.


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Switch mobile provider with a free text

  • Media release

19 December 2017

Mobile customers will be able to switch provider by simply sending a free text message, under major reforms announced by Ofcom today.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/switch-mobile-provider-with-a-free-text

Ofcom awards seven new community radio licences

  • Media release

15 December 2017

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

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/seven-new-community-radio-licences

Digital divide narrows, but 56,000 NI homes cannot get decent broadband

  • Media release

15 December 2017

The number of homes and offices in Northern Ireland unable to get a decent broadband connection has fallen by 7,000 within a year, Ofcom has found, but some 56,000 premises still cannot get a good connection.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/northern-ireland-broadband

Mobile coverage improving but rural Wales lacks decent service

  • Media release

15 December 2017

Mobile coverage in Wales has improved in the past year, but there is a lot more work to do before voice and data services match those available in other parts of the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/wales-mobile-coverage-service

Digital divide narrows but further action needed to improve broadband and mobile coverage, particularly for people in rural areas of Scotland

  • Media release

15 December 2017

The availability of communications services across Scotland has improved significantly in recent years but there are still many areas where broadband speeds are inadequate and mobile coverage is poor.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/connected-nations-2017-scotland

Digital divide narrows, but 1.1m UK homes and businesses cannot get decent broadband

  • Media release

15 December 2017

Around one million homes and offices still cannot get a decent broadband connection, Ofcom has found, though coverage is steadily improving.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/connected-nations-digital-divide

Lord Burns appointed Ofcom Chairman

  • Media release

13 December 2017

The Government today appointed Lord Burns as the next Chairman of Ofcom.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/lord-burns-ofcom-chairman

New Board appointments for Channel 4

  • Media release

12 December 2017

Ofcom today announced the appointment of four new non-executive directors to the Board of Channel 4.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/new-board-appointments-channel-4

Ofcom appoints new Content Board members

  • Media release

05 December 2017

Ofcom has appointed Monisha Shah and Jonathan Baker to its Content Board.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/new-content-board-members

Ofcom sets out work programme for 2018/19

  • Media release

01 December 2017

Ofcom has today set out its planned programme of work for the next financial year.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/work-programme-201819

Lord (Terry) Burns named as preferred candidate to be next Ofcom Chairman

  • Media release

29 November 2017

The Government today named Lord (Terry) Burns as the preferred candidate to be the next Chairman of Ofcom, from 1 January 2018.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/ofcom-chair

Older children are getting wise to fake news

  • Media release

29 November 2017

Older children are less trusting of news on social media than from other sources, and employ a range of measures to separate fact from fiction, Ofcom research has found.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/children-social-media-fake-news

Automatic compensation for broadband and landline users

  • Media release

10 November 2017

Broadband and landline customers will get money back from their providers when things go wrong, without having to claim it, following an Ofcom review.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/automatic-compensation

Ofcom awards nine new community radio licences

  • Media release

08 November 2017

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

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/community-radio-licence-awards

Charges cut for up to a million BT landline-only customers

  • Media release

27 October 2017

BT customers who buy only a landline telephone service will see their monthly bills slashed by £7 per month, following an Ofcom review.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/charges-cut-million-bt-customers

Ofcom re-awards the Torbay commercial radio licence to The Breeze

  • Media release

16 October 2017

The Breeze (Celador Radio Limited), the incumbent licensee, has been re-awarded the FM local commercial radio licence for Torbay in Devon.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/torbay-commercial-radio-licence

More UK programmes on the BBC

  • Media release

13 October 2017

The BBC must broadcast more original UK programmes under new rules designed to ensure the broadcaster offers high-quality, distinctive programmes for its entire audience.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/original-uk-programmes-bbc

Better information before you buy broadband

  • Media release

06 October 2017

Broadband shoppers must receive better information about speeds before they commit to a contract, under a range of new protections set out by Ofcom today.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/better-information-buy-broadband

New Ofcom board member appointed

  • Media release

29 September 2017

Tim Suter has been appointed to the Ofcom Board today by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/new-ofcom-board-member-appointed

Latest telecoms and pay-TV complaints revealed

  • Media release

27 September 2017

Ofcom has set out the volume of recent consumer complaints it has received against major providers of telecoms and pay-TV services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/media/media-releases/2017/latest-telecoms-and-pay-tv-complaints-revealed3