Technology

Carbon emissions of streaming and digital terrestrial television

Published: 28 October 2022

Last updated: 22 July 2024

This report takes a snapshot of energy consumption of viewing on both platforms today, rather than judging which has the potential to be more energy efficient in the future. Our goal was to develop an understanding of what factors are most significant in driving the energy consumption of the respective platforms.

Pledge to recruit more women into senior tech roles

Published: 23 June 2023

Last updated: 20 June 2024

Ofcom and the UK's major telecoms providers have committed to promoting the role of women in technology roles.

What super-apps could mean for the communications sector

Published: 7 February 2024

Last updated: 7 February 2024

Online communications services are more popular than ever and many are expanding the services they offer their users. There is a possibility this trend could lead to the development of so-called ‘super-apps’, offering a range of services and functionalities. Sunny Shergill and Nick Evans from Ofcom’s Strategy and Policy team discuss what this could mean for how we use online services and how Ofcom is responding to any regulatory issues that could arise.

Technologies for distributing linear content over IP

Published: 26 September 2023

Last updated: 22 January 2024

We commissioned a study to understand how broadband networks and internet infrastructure players such as Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) are innovating.

Emerging technologies shaping the future of communications

Published: 30 June 2023

Last updated: 14 January 2024

Ofcom has today published a report that takes a look at some of the emerging technologies that could shape the way we live, communicate and entertain ourselves in the future.

Spotlight on the technologies shaping communications for the future – Simon Saunders

Published: 5 July 2023

Last updated: 12 January 2024

Gen Z driving early adoption of Gen AI, our latest research shows

Published: 28 November 2023

Last updated: 28 November 2023

Teenagers and children in the UK are far more likely than adults to have embraced generative artificial intelligence, according to Ofcom’s latest study into the nation’s online lives.

Mandated interoperability in digital markets

Published: 2 November 2023

Last updated: 2 November 2023

This economics discussion paper explores, in general terms, the links between interoperability and competition in digital markets. We discuss factors that may support a case for regulatory intervention to increase interoperability, as well as practical considerations and potential unintended consequences.

Discussion Document: Personal Online Communication Services

Published: 25 October 2023

Last updated: 25 October 2023

In September 2022 we published our approach to digital markets in the communications sector, where we announced a programme of work to examine how digital markets are working for UK consumers and businesses.

WhatsAppening in the world of online communications?

Published: 25 October 2023

Last updated: 25 October 2023

In September 2022 we published our approach to digital markets in the communications sector, where we announced a programme of work to examine how digital markets are working for UK consumers and businesses.

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