Ofcom investigation helps to convict hoax coastguard caller

Published: 5 July 2023

Last updated: 4 March 2024

A man has been found guilty of making hoax emergency calls to the coastguard, following an investigation in which Ofcom played a key role.

Spectrum mystery leaves baffled shoppers stuck in car park

Published: 15 August 2023

Last updated: 1 March 2024

Why were shoppers at a major supermarket in Hertfordshire unable to open their car doors – and what's it got to do with Ofcom?

Ofcom investigation helps to convict man for amateur radio interference

Published: 24 November 2023

Last updated: 24 November 2023

Investigations carried out by Ofcom’s spectrum experts have helped to secure the conviction of a man who was deliberately causing harmful interference to amateur radio users in and around Hull.

How an old TV was responsible for villagers’ broadband woes

Published: 29 August 2023

Last updated: 29 August 2023

The mystery of a rural village’s faltering broadband has been solved, thanks to engineers who tracked the problem to an unlikely source – one resident’s old TV set.

Interference to radio equipment

Published: 10 July 2023

Information about the causes of interference to radio equipment, and how you can report harmful interference.

Spectrum Assurance analysis of BT Openreach VDSL

Published: 21 November 2019

Last updated: 16 March 2023

This report summarises our field surveys researching the alleged interference to radio reception caused by the deployment of very high-bit-rate digital subscriber line (VDSL) technology by BT Openreach.

How Ofcom dealt with mobile phone interference during lockdown

Published: 6 March 2023

Last updated: 16 March 2023

During lockdown most of us have spent more time than ever working and learning from home. This means we’ve never been more reliant on the telecoms services that help to keep us connected.

Ofcom engineers shine a light on interference issue

Published: 27 February 2023

Last updated: 16 March 2023

Ofcom’s spectrum assurance team recently solved a sky-high interference case that took more than a little detective work to crack.

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