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Usability and accessibility research

  • Research

This section covers research into usability of devices and services, and accessibility, particularly in relation to older people and those with disabilities.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/accessibility-research

Children’s Media Use and Attitudes

  • Research

Our research includes findings relating to parents’ views about their children’s media use, and the ways that parents seek to – or decide not to – monitor or limit use of different types of media.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/media-literacy-research/childrens

Access and inclusion

  • Research

In this report, we present a range of data on the availability, take-up, use and affordability of communications services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/accessibility-research/access-and-inclusion

Combatting Covid-19 misinformation

  • Consumer advice
  • Research

A set of resources to help cut through the confusion and provide people with the tools to navigate news and information about the coronavirus (Covid-19).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/media-literacy-research/coronavirus-resources

Adults' media use and attitudes

  • Research

This annual report looks at media use, attitudes and understanding, and how these change over time.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/media-literacy-research/adults/adults-media-use-and-attitudes

Statistical release calendar 2021

  • Data

Ofcom's statistical release calendar lists the Official Statistics we are scheduled to publish in 2021.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/data/statistics/stats21

Statistical release calendar 2021: pre-release access lists

  • Data

In accordance with the conditions for pre-release access to Official Statistics set out in the DCMS statement of compliance, named officials can receive privileged early access to Official Statistics.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/data/statistics/stats21/pre-release-access-lists

Making Sense of Media bulletins

  • Research

25 February 2021

Ofcom's Making Sense of Media bulletins summarise media literacy activities by a range of organisations in the UK and overseas.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/media-literacy-research/bulletins

Statistical release calendar 2020: pre-release access lists

  • Data

In accordance with the conditions for pre-release access to Official Statistics set out in the DCMS statement of compliance, named officials can receive privileged early access to Official Statistics.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/data/statistics/stats20/access-lists

Open data

  • Data

24 February 2021

Ofcom’s open data is a mix of data from or about the companies we regulate in the communications sector, and the citizens and consumers who use them.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/data/opendata

Covid-19 news and information: consumption, attitudes and behaviour – interactive data

  • Data

23 February 2021

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/tv-radio-and-on-demand/news-media/coronavirus-news-consumption-attitudes-behaviour/interactive-data

Covid-19 news and information: consumption and attitudes

  • Consumer advice
  • Research

23 February 2021

As a response to the Covid-19 outbreak, Ofcom is providing a range of information about how people are getting news and information about the crisis.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/tv-radio-and-on-demand/news-media/coronavirus-news-consumption-attitudes-behaviour

Broadband speeds research

  • Research

Research on fixed line home broadband speeds, mobile broadband performance, and related research.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/telecoms-research/broadband-research/broadband-speeds

ADR schemes' performance

  • Data

08 February 2021

A quarterly update on ADR schemes' performance against key performance indicators (KPI).

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/phones-telecoms-and-internet/advice-for-consumers/problems/adr-schemes/adr-schemes-performance

Telecoms and pay-TV complaints data

  • Research

These documents are intended to help consumers make better informed decisions, especially those who are thinking about changing provider or purchasing a new service. We also believe that publication of provider-specific complaint volumes incentivises providers to improve their performance.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/telecoms-complaints-data

Telecoms and pay-TV complaints interactive data Q3 2020

  • Data

02 February 2021

This interactive data is a supplement to our Q2 (July to September) 2020 report on telecoms and pay-TV complaints.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/telecoms-complaints-data/telecoms-and-pay-tv-complaints-interactive-data-q3-2020

Telecoms data updates

  • Data
  • Research

Quarterly updates tracking key trends emerging from the data we collect on the UK telecommunications sector including fixed voice services, mobile services and fixed broadband.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/telecoms-research/data-updates

Understanding online false information in the UK

  • Research

27 January 2021

This paper contributes to the growing body of research on how to assess the availability and potential impact of false information online.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/economics-discussion-papers/understanding-online-false-information-in-the-uk

Interactive report

  • Data
  • Research

Interactive visualisation of data from Connected Nations 2020.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/infrastructure-research/connected-nations-2020/interactive-report

Affordability of communications services

  • Research

18 December 2020

Our initial findings on the affordability of major communications, particularly fixed broadband and mobile-internet services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/phones-telecoms-and-internet/information-for-industry/policy/affordability-of-communications-services