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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

Statistical release calendar 2018

  • Regulation
  • Data
  • Research

15 January 2019

Lists Ofcom's official statistics

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/data/statistics/stats18

Access and inclusion

  • Research

14 January 2019

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

Access and inclusion 2018 interactive data

  • Research

14 January 2019

View an interactive visualisation of data used in our report on access and inclusion in the communications market in 2018.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/accessibility-research/access-and-inclusion/2018-interactive-data

BBC Performance Report interactive data

  • Data

09 January 2019

View an interactive visualisation of data used in our first annual report on the BBC, or download the data in CSV format.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv-radio-and-on-demand/information-for-industry/bbc-operating-framework/performance/bbc-annual-report/bbc-annual-report-interactive-data

General telecoms

  • Data
  • Research

Our general telecoms research examines technological and procedural opportunities across the sector.

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

The Future of Telephone Numbering: a qualitative research study

  • Research

08 January 2019

Ofcom commissioned Futuresight to conduct in-depth qualitative research among consumers to update its understanding of telephone number use in the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/telecoms-research/general/future-of-telephone-numbering

Radio broadcast update December 2018

  • Data

08 January 2019

This monthly update provides information about Ofcom’s broadcast radio licensing activity with regard to both the commercial and community radio sectors.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radio-broadcast-licensing/monthly-updates/radio-broadcast-update-december-2018

Nuisance calls

  • Research

Ofcom’s regular research into nuisance calls measures the frequency of the nuisance calls UK consumers receive on their home landline phone. We gather real-time data about these types of calls, including the date, time and duration of nuisance calls, and a full description of the experience; i.e. the company/person calling, what the call was about, and whether the caller’s telephone number was identifiable.

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

Connected Nations 2018: Data downloads

  • Data

02 January 2019

We have made some of the data that underpins the Connected Nations Report available for download.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/infrastructure-research/connected-nations-2018/data-downloads

Radio broadcast update November 2018

  • Data

02 January 2019

This monthly update provides information about Ofcom’s broadcast radio licensing activity with regard to both the commercial and community radio sectors.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radio-broadcast-licensing/monthly-updates/radio-broadcast-update-november-2018

Statistical release calendar 2019

  • Regulation
  • Data
  • Research

21 December 2018

Lists Ofcom's official statistics

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/data/statistics/stats19

Download numbering data

  • Data

20 December 2018

We publish data on which UK telephone numbers are available for allocation or are allocated, and lists of codes for use in number porting and other administrative tasks.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/phones-telecoms-and-internet/information-for-industry/numbering/numbering-data

Open data

  • Data

19 December 2018

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

Connected Nations 2018: Interactive report

  • Data
  • Research

18 December 2018

Interactive visualisation of data from Connected Nations 2018.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/infrastructure-research/connected-nations-2018/interactive-report

Availability of communications services

  • Research

These documents set out a high-level analysis of the availability of communications services in the UK, and in UK cities.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/availability-of-communication-services

Connected Nations 2018

  • Research

18 December 2018

Our 2018 report on the UK's communications infrastructure.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/infrastructure-research/connected-nations-2018

Connected Nations 2018: Main report

  • Research

18 December 2018

This is Ofcom’s annual, in-depth look at the coverage of broadband and mobile networks in the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/infrastructure-research/connected-nations-2018/main-report

Connected Nations 2018: Annex A - Methodology

  • Research

18 December 2018

Methodology for the Connected Nations 2018 report.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/infrastructure-research/connected-nations-2018/methodology

Economic Geography 2018

  • Research

18 December 2018

This report highlights whether the variation in 3G and 4G coverage between different parts of the UK can be explained by differences in the likely demand for, and cost of providing, mobile services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/availability-of-communication-services/economic-geography-2018