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....Mobile phone users will be able to switch operators by sending a text to the provider they want to leave, under plans drawn up by the regulator. Ofcom said customers could avoid an awkward and long call to their operator and instead send a text. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Chief executive Vittorio Colao said a £4. 6m fine from Ofcom was "the worst moment" for the firm and its customers. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. O2 said it would be “engaging” with the government and Ofcom to discuss what would happen post-Brexit. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Thank you EU for banning rip-off mobile roaming charges from 15 June image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:00:17 AM
....”. O2 said it would be “engaging” with the government and Ofcom to discuss what would happen post-Brexit. ...
Text-to-switch plan for mobile users image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 12:31:23 PM
....Mobile phone users will be able to switch operators by sending a text to the provider they want to leave, under plans drawn up by the regulator. Ofcom said customers could avoid an awkward and long call to their operator and instead send a text. ...
Vodafone reports hefty loss after hit from Indian unit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 08:12:13 AM
....Chief executive Vittorio Colao said a £4. 6m fine from Ofcom was "the worst moment" for the firm and its customers. ...
Ofcom opens investigation into the cost of 118 calls image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 11:44:13 AM
. An investigation into the soaring costs of certain telephone service numbers has been launched by Ofcom. ...
Firms 'hobbled' by poor mobile coverage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 08:36:37 AM
....The BCC, which surveyed more than 1,400 mainly small businesses, said the issue was "hobbling" productivity. Ofcom says almost all UK premises must receive a 4G signal by the end of 2017. ...
BT deserves credit – clawing back boss's bonus is common sense | Nils Pratley image
....Credit where it’s due. After the accounting catastrophe in Italy and a big fine from Ofcom for overcharging for broadband access on the home front, BT’s remuneration committee has done the decent thing. ...
Kelvin Mackenzie to leave The Sun after Ross Barkley column image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 06:06:04 AM
.... . Ofcom is currently examining an £11. ...
'Block Fox bid for Sky', says ex-guest claiming harassment image
....A woman who alleges she was sexually harassed at Fox News has asked UK media regulators to block 21st Century Fox's planned purchase of Sky. Ofcom is examining the £11. ...
Ofcom to probe high cost of directory enquiry calls image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 11:53:44 AM
. Telecoms regulator Ofcom says it is "very concerned" about the rising cost of calling directory enquiries and plans to examine the situation. ...
Bill O’Reilly accuser to meet Ofcom as Fox News scandal threatens Sky deal image
. One of the women accusing former Fox News presenter Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment is to meet Ofcom next week, as the growing scandal at Rupert Murdoch’s US media empire threatens its proposed takeover of Sky in Europe. ...
TV's got talent: top jobs in UK broadcasting up for grabs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 06:29:22 AM
.... Another highly-touted name is Jan Koeppen, chief of Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa, who has sat on the three Sky Europe boards of Germany, Italy and UK. At the BBC, Hall has successfully negotiated new licence fee and royal charter deals and just helped put the finishing touches to a new unitary board to run the corporation, following the scrapping of the BBC Trust and the handing of regulatory duties to Ofcom. ...
4G mobile: UK urban areas with best and worst coverage revealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:33:27 AM
....”. In a report publish in December, the telecoms regulator Ofcom said 4G coverage where the signal was available from all four of the big four mobile operators – EE, Vodafone, O2 and EE – reached just 40% of the UK. ...
UK's best and worst cities for 4G mobile coverage revealed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 01:18:24 AM
.... . Ofcom said its rules meant "virtually all" UK premises would have to receive a 4G signal by the end of the year. ...
No 'peace' for internet users accusing BT of empty promises over broadband speeds image
....”. Although superfast fibre broadband is hailed as the path to the future, coverage in the UK is worryingly low, according to a report by telecoms regulator Ofcom. ...
Repeats to fade: how big-budget drama is taking over television image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 02:07:13 PM
....Little says that the death of the repeat could well boil down to the next generation of viewers and their TV habits. Ofcom research has found that 16- to 24-year-olds in particular have embraced on-demand services, watching about a quarter less traditional broadcast TV than in 2010, and are likely to be on the constant lookout for the new, not the old. ...
O’Reilly’s exit shows the sons are rising in the Murdoch empire image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 05:59:05 AM
.... This is 21st Century Fox, not a Rupert construct from 50 years back. Worse – as noted here a couple of weeks ago – what swills around in New York also washes up on the London doorstep of Ofcom as it sweats to decide whether the Murdochs are “fit and proper” people to own all of Sky. ...
Inquiry into Murdoch's Sky deal delayed until after general election image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:30:59 AM
....7bn takeover of Sky has been delayed until after the general election. Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, was set to receive the findings of two Ofcom investigations, examining whether the takeover gives Murdoch too much control of UK news media and whether he is a “fit and proper” owner, by 16 May. ...
Government extends Sky takeover inquiry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:29:35 AM
....Both Sky and Fox are controlled by businessman Rupert Murdoch, who also owns the Times and the Sun newspapers. Part of Ofcom's investigation will include whether Sky's potential new owners are "fit and proper". ...
Which? survey reveals best and worst UK broadband providers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 06:00:11 AM
....Alex Neill, managing director of home services at Which?, said these results “show that the big players still have a long way to go to satisfy their customers, so if you’re unhappy with your broadband, complain and look to switch if your service doesn’t improve”. Ofcom, the telecoms regulator, said last month that broadband customers who suffered poor service may get automatic refunds under new plans. ...
Sky announces HBO co-production deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 07:23:20 AM
.... The bid comes five years after Mr Murdoch's last try at taking over the business through News Corporation. The deal has been given the thumbs up by EU regulators, but Ofcom and the CMA have until 16 May to investigate the takeover. ...
Fox forcing out Bill O’Reilly could appease critics of the Sky deal | Graham Ruddick image
....The controversial Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has been dropped from the network after allegations of inappropriate behaviour and sexual harassment, in a development that could have significant implications for the Murdoch empire on both sides of the Atlantic. Ofcom, the British media regulator, is considering whether 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, is a “fit and proper” owner of pay-TV broadcaster Sky. ...
TalkTalk and BT rated worst for broadband in Which? survey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:02:09 PM
.... . "Generally, our broadband performs extremely well for customers and offers very reliable speeds at peak times, according to the latest Ofcom broadband speeds report. ...
Broadband prices penalise loyal customers - Citizens Advice image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:07:59 PM
....In the survey of 3,000 consumers, broadband users aged 65 and over were more than twice as likely as younger users to have been on the same contract for more than 10 years. In March, an Ofcom report revealed that elderly people with a landline and no broadband at home had been hit the hardest by rising line rental charges. ...
Ofcom could decide that 100% of Sky is the limit for Murdoch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 06:00:00 AM
. There’s a storm coming over the Fox horizon as Ofcom’s 40 days of scrutinising the Murdoch takeover of 100% of Sky tick away. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky takeover approved by European regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 04:07:03 PM
....Rivals have lodged submissions with the regulator, raising concerns that the combined broadcasters would dominate bidding for top-flight sport, TV shows and movies. The ruling – which was expected given the commission also cleared Murdoch’s ill-fated 2010 bid – does not affect the investigation being conducted by Ofcom in the UK. ...
Sky's 21st Century Fox takeover cleared by Europe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 02:37:06 PM
....UK Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has asked regulators to investigate the deal. Last month she told MPs that Ofcom, the media watchdog, and the Competition and Markets Authority, would report to her by 16 May. ...
Fibre broadband advertising to be investigated image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:42:13 AM
.... "Then we can avoid adverts that promote fibre optic broadband but clearly show a coax cable with a metal core," he said. Telecoms watchdog Ofcom offers an app that can help consumers check broadband speeds and availability. ...
All we want is to record terrestrial TV, but costs are now Sky high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 06:00:15 AM
.... It has refunded £50 as a goodwill gesture, which means you are, in effect, back to paying around £9 a month – but still, shamefully, almost £100 out of pocket. I’d wait for the next above-inflation price increase – which surely won’t be far off – and use your right to terminate the contract as per the Ofcom rules. ...
Ofcom must block Murdoch's Sky takeover, Miliband and Cable say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 02:48:08 PM
. Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take over Sky must be blocked because it would give him too much control of news media in the UK and he is not a “fit and proper” owner, according to a submission to Ofcom from the former Labour leader Ed Miliband and the ex-business secretary Vince Cable. ...
UK households bills set to fall as Ofcom moves to cut superfast broadband costs image
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Ofcom moves to cut superfast broadband prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 08:22:02 AM
....Households could see the price of superfast broadband fall under plans by the UK telecoms regulator. Ofcom is proposing to cut the price that BT's infrastructure arm, Openreach, can charge operators for its popular superfast broadband service. ...
Broadband users could see bills slashed as BT is forced to cut charges image
. Millions of broadband customers could see their bills slashed under proposals from Ofcom that would force BT to cut almost £100m in charges to rivals to provide services to their customers on its network. ...
FTSE 100 falls as pound jumps against dollar image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 08:11:23 AM
.... . The telecoms company was fined £42m by the regulator, Ofcom, over delays in installing high-speed lines. ...
BT fined £42m over delays to high-speed cable installation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 03:54:47 AM
. BT has been fined £42m, the largest penalty imposed by regulator Ofcom, and will have to pay an estimated £300m in compensation to rival telecoms companies over delays installing high-speed internet connections. ...
BT fined record £42m for late installations image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 12:47:14 AM
. BT has been hit with a £42m fine from telecoms regulator Ofcom and will also pay £300m to corporate customers for delays in installing high-speed lines. ...
118 directory enquiry numbers now cost more than a premium rate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 07:59:25 AM
.... The charges involved are mentioned in the message, but only at the end, by which time many callers would have tuned out or hung up. Telephone directory enquiry services which provide and connect to requested phone numbers are allowed to impose such extortionate charges by the telecoms regulator Ofcom, and Wagstaff’s aunt’s experience highlights the rip-off that the service has become since the industry was deregulated in 2003. ...
£500 bill for one inquiry leads to call for cap on 118 charges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 10:17:33 PM
....The 118 004 number was the UK’s most expensive directory inquiries service and has now been withdrawn after pressure from the Observer. But the case has highlighted the extraordinary charges such companies can impose, after the telecoms regulator, Ofcom, opted out of putting a cap on such fees. ...
Broadband users in line for millions in Ofcom compensation plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 09:31:46 AM
. Broadband and landline customers who suffer poor service could get millions of pounds of money back automatically under a scheme proposed by Ofcom. ...
Ofcom plans instant payback for broadband woes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 07:38:46 AM
. Landline and broadband customers who suffer poor service could get money back automatically under plans set out by the telecoms regulator, Ofcom. ...
Plusnet fined £880,000 for charging more than 1,000 ex-customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:35:18 PM
. Plusnet, the BT-owned broadband and landline company, has been fined almost £900,000 by Ofcom for continuing to charge more than 1,000 customers even though they had cancelled their accounts. ...
Plusnet fined £880,000 for billing former customers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 11:35:44 AM
....Plusnet, an internet service provider owned by BT, has been fined £880,000 for wrongly billing more than 1,000 former customers. An investigation by watchdog Ofcom found that the ISP broke a fundamental billing rule by continuing to charge a group of customers for landline and broadband after they had cancelled services. ...
Plusnet fined £880,000 by Ofcom for billing customers after contracts were cancelled image
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Time to make a noise over Rias’s silent calls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:00:28 AM
.... I know it was Rias as I checked the number. The Financial Conduct Authority said it has nothing to do with them and gave me Ofcom’s number. ...
Fox takeover bid for Sky to be reviewed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:37:23 AM
....Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has asked regulators to examine Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox's takeover bid for Sky. In a statement to parliament, she told MPs that media regulator Ofcom and competition regulator, the CMA, would be asked to investigate the deal. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid to be investigated by UK regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:35:05 AM
....7bn takeover bid for Sky is to be investigated by the media regulator to see if it gives him too much control of news output in the UK and whether the Murdoch family are “fit and proper” owners following the phone-hacking scandal. The culture secretary, Karen Bradley, has referred 21st Century Fox’s bid to buy the 61% of Sky it does not already own to Ofcom to investigate potential public interest issues on two grounds. ...
Elderly 'hit by line rental charges' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:00:38 AM
. Recent increases in line rental charges have hit elderly people the hardest, according to an Ofcom report. ...
Vodafone to create 2,100 UK customer service jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:07:38 AM
...."These new, skilled roles will make a real difference to our customers and a real difference to the communities that are the focus of our customer services investment," said Vodafone UK chief executive Nick Jeffery. Last October, regulator Ofcom fined Vodafone £4. ...
Robots delivering pizza and house viewing by VR: is 5G really the future? image
.... In the meantime, there are still basic infrastructure issues – including rural areas with little or no broadband coverage at all – that need sorting out. Last month, the telecoms and media regulator Ofcom published an update on 5G which highlighted a plethora of supposed benefits the technology will provide. ...
The Guardian view on the Ofcom deal: too little, too slowly | Editorial image
.... Now it is to become a legally separate company, but this means more or less nothing. BT’s deal with Ofcom over the future of this country’s broadband infrastructure can satisfy no one but the shareholders – who will still own both companies even after they have been legally separated. ...
Does BT's Openreach deal mean faster broadband or higher prices? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 01:21:25 PM
....Openreach, owned by BT, is a crucial part of Britain’s infrastructure, responsible for bringing landlines and broadband to most homes and companies in the country, not just for BT but also for rivals such as Sky. In a deal with regulator Ofcom, BT will now hive the company off independently, although it will remain the 100% owner. ...
BT boss: Openreach deal better 'long-term' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 08:43:37 AM
. BT has bowed to demands by the telecoms regulator Ofcom to legally separate Openreach, which runs the UK's broadband infrastructure. ...
BT Openreach deal could pave way for cheaper, faster broadband image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:32:13 AM
....Consumers could look forward to cheaper broadband and better service after BT finally agreed a deal to legally separate Openreach, which controls the UK’s broadband network. For two years the telecoms company had been at loggerheads with the UK media regulator, Ofcom, which wants to strengthen the independence of Openreach to promote competition and boost superfast broadband. ...
BT Openreach deal aims to shakeup UK broadband image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:18:06 AM
. BT has bowed to demands by the telecoms regulator Ofcom to legally separate Openreach, which runs the UK's broadband infrastructure. ...
21st Century Fox rejects Sky takeover bid concerns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 12:59:32 AM
...."21st Century Fox is confident that the transaction will be approved based on an objective assessment of the facts," said Jeffrey Palker, executive vice president at the firm. Ms Bradley has been weighing up whether to refer the deal to Ofcom after warning it could pose "public interest considerations" that warranted further investigation. ...
BT's £1.2bn Champions League splurge is price of staying in Sky game image
.... The Italian crisis, as well as the revelation of a significant slowdown in UK public sector work and orders from international companies, prompted BT’s first profit warning in almost a decade. BT is also still at loggerheads with Ofcom, the communications industries regulator, over the watchdog’s demand for a legal separation of Openreach, the BT unit that controls the UK’s broadband infrastructure. ...
Sky takeover: Minister 'minded' to examine Fox takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:54:43 PM
. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said she is "minded" to order an Ofcom investigation into the planned £18. ...
UK culture secretary 'minded to' refer Sky takeover to Ofcom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:17:29 PM
....The culture secretary has said that she is likely to refer Rupert Murdoch’s £11. 7bn takeover bid for Sky to Ofcom to investigate issues of media plurality and whether Fox will maintain broadcasting standards at the pay-TV company. ...
BT chief attacks rampant price rises for TV sports rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:48:02 PM
....”. The culture secretary, Karen Bradley, is expected to start a 10-day assessment of the deal next week to see if it warrants asking Ofcom, the media regulator, to look at concerns such as media plurality. ...
Murdoch's 21st Century Fox bid for Sky should be rejected, minister told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:38:50 AM
....Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take control of the whole of Sky through his entertainment business 21st Century Fox should be rejected on competition grounds alone, according to research to be published on Wednesday. In a submission to the minister considering the bid, campaigners at the Media Reform Coalition and online activist network Avaaz argue that the overall market shares of both Murdoch-owned newspapers the Sun and the Times as well as Sky remain “materially unchanged” since 2011, when media regulator Ofcom raised concerns about a similar takeover. ...
Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to formally notify EU of Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:50:03 PM
....His ownership of UK news media also includes the Times, the Sunday Times and the Sun as well as radio group TalkSport, which he controls through a separate company, News Corp. Given the level of opposition to Murdoch’s first bid for Sky in 2011, which was eventually abandoned because of the fallout from the phone-hacking scandal that was engulfing his UK newspapers, Bradley is expected to refer the deal to media regulator Ofcom. ...
Landline charges for 2m customers to be cut as telecoms watchdog steps in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:12:38 AM
. Ofcom has slammed telecom providers for offering landline-only customers poor value for money, as it unveiled plans to force BT, the dominant provider, to cut bills by at least £5 a month, benefiting about 2. ...
Is your landline bill about to go down? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:55:52 AM
. More than two million people who buy only a landline telephone service from BT could see their monthly bills cut by at least £5 a month, under plans announced by Ofcom today. ...
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BT landline-only customers set to get £5 off monthly bills image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:28:21 AM
. Customers who only buy landline services from BT are set to get at least £5 a month taken off their bills under plans set out by the telecoms regulator, Ofcom. ...
I’m losing my unused Vodafone pay-as-you-go credit after switching image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 07:00:00 AM
.... It points to its terms and conditions which do, indeed, state that, once they’ve parted with their money, customers are not entitled to refunds. Moreover, it says, Ofcom is aware of this industry-wide policy and publicises it in the “use it or lose it” section of its consumer advice. ...
BT’s crossed wires over line rental refund image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 07:00:27 AM
....No, what you have been told is wrong. We asked the regulator, Ofcom, about your experience, and it says: “We contacted BT to express concerns about the exit terms it was imposing on customers who had paid line rental upfront, and BT has now assured us that customers wishing to end their contract following its price increases will now be given a pro-rata refund of any line rental paid upfront. ...
British Gas price freeze is unlikely to impress customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 07:00:02 AM
....There is also the prospect of the government introducing a price cap, given the outrage over energy price rises. Ofcom is already set to introduce a price cap for prepayment customers in April, which analysts say could knock £80m off British Gas earnings. ...
Ed Miliband asks Ofcom for inquiry into Rupert Murdoch Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 06:33:05 PM
. The former Labour leader Ed Miliband is leading a campaign for the media regulator Ofcom to launch a full inquiry into Rupert Murdoch’s bid for ownership of the satellite broadcaster Sky. ...
The Crusader: A breakdown in communications with True Telecom image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:03:00 PM
.... . Following complaints, regulator Ofcom is undertaking its own probe into the way True Telecom handles its sales and cancellation practices and any breaches of consumers’ rights. ...
Game over! How to beat the 10% rise in the cost of your TV, phone and broadband image
.... Only under-fire TalkTalk, still trying to rebuild its reputation after the hacking scandal, has cut prices for new and existing customers – but only after it hiked bills at the end of last year. According to the media regulator Ofcom, wholesale phone and broadband costs – those charged by BT Openreach to suppliers – have fallen 25% over the past six years. ...
After the Italian job, BT boss must make sure success doesn’t blow up in his face image
....Can Patterson and BT really keep on top of all the different divisions and maximise their performance? The prospect of BT spinning off Openreach, which owns the telephone cables that connect Britain, has often been raised by critics. Ofcom, the industry regulator, wants Openreach to invest more in rolling out superfast broadband. ...
Theresa May's post-Brexit industrial strategy ducks tough decisions | Nils Pratley image
....Or look at digital infrastructure, where the UK is ahead of major competitors on fast broadband but woefully behind the likes of Spain, South Korea and even Turkey on ultrafast capacity, the digital-to-the-premises (DTTP) variety. Does Clark agree with Vodafone that BT’s performance in delivering DTTP is “a national embarrassment”? Or does he think regulator Ofcom’s attempt to stir investment by opening up access to BT’s ducts and poles will suffice?. ...
EE fined £2.7m for overcharging customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 07:45:08 AM
....Mobile phone company EE has been fined £2. 7m by Ofcom for overcharging tens of thousands of customers. ...
Sir David Clementi: City grandee ready to do the business at the BBC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 04:40:51 PM
....His independent review, published in March 2016, said the BBC Trust model was “flawed” and called for a “fundamental reform of the [BBC’s] system of governance and regulation”. He said the BBC should be run by a unitary board – composed of mostly non-executives overseen by a conventional chairman – to ensure it met its royal charter obligations and served the licence fee payer, while regulatory oversight should pass to Ofcom. ...
Sir David Clementi confirmed as new BBC chair image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 03:53:39 PM
....Clementi, the former deputy governor of the Bank of England and chair of Prudential and Virgin Money, published a report in March calling for the BBC to have a unitary board consistent with the model used by large, publicly listed companies. The government adopted the recommendations of his report, which called the existing BBC Trust flawed and said it should hand oversight to the media regulator, Ofcom. ...
Lost billions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 04:13:54 AM
....In the airline industry, where passengers must make a claim for compensation following delays, an estimated 70% of those who have a right to a payout do not claim, according to a comparison website. Communications regulator Ofcom is also investigating the use of automatic compensation when phone or internet services fail. ...
Brexit, strikes and pay revolts: the year in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:00:27 AM
.... Clarke will need to find another reason to get shoppers through the door. Sharon WhiteThe head of media regulator Ofcom could be asked to examine the offer by 21st Century Fox to buy Sky and keep BT honest as it separates its Openreach unit, which controls the UK’s broadband infrastructure. ...
Government pledges £400m broadband fund to help 600,000 homes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 12:01:31 AM
....The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has freed up the money to help homes and businesses in the “hardest-to-reach” parts of the UK receive broadband speeds considered to be essential to modern life. The pledge comes less than a week after an Ofcom report found that 5% of UK homes and offices, or 1. ...

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