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Displaying items by tag: Ofcom

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 09:23

UK gives Huawei limited role in 5G network rollouts

The UK has announced that it will give Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies a limited role in the country's 5G networks, with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab telling the House of Commons that additional security measures would be put in place to ensure that risk was properly mitigated.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Seventy-eight percent of Britons say they cannot live without their smartphones while 71% say they never turn it off, a report from the UK's Office of Communications covering the last decade says.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 13:39

The sky's the limit for ultrafast WiFi

In-flight WiFi could soon be fast enough to stream movies and TV shows, after the UK announced some big changes to its satellite systems.

Published in Development

With the 15 year spectrum licences under which Australia's mobile networks operate coming up for renewal, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) has wheeled out a leading economist to lobby the government for 'conservative' renewal fees.

Published in Government Tech Policy

As Ofcom prepares to allow new users to have licences for the 800MHz and 2.6GHz spectrum bands, will those users get what they pay for? Will those spectrum blocks really be for their exclusive use? And are we in danger of missing some short-term opportunities?

The Competitive Carriers Coalition has seized on a statement from UK telecoms regulator Ofcom about a surge in broadband delivered over unbundled local loop services to renew its calls for structural separation of Telstra.

Published in Strategy
More Brits than ever are participating in online citizenship activity, but the digital divide is still a reality for many and could disenfranchise them in the near future.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, has today published a new consultation document which reveals there are 10 million more mobile phone connections than there are people in the United Kingdom...

Published in Mobility
Telstra's competitors have re-iterated concerns raised by iTWire in July about former Ofcom executive Kip Meek's knowledge of the Australian market, on the eve of his visit to Australia to lobby government on behalf of Telstra.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 16 July 2008 07:44

BT plans £1.5b super broadband network

In a move that closely parallels Telstra's 2005 announcement of its FTTN plans, UK incumbent telco BT has promised to deliver high speed broadband services to 10 million UK homes (40 percent of total): if it can get the appropriate guarantees from the regulator.

Published in Cornered!
Science fiction has no fury like a Doctor Who fan scorned, as the BBC discovered after more than 2,500 viewers tried without success to call the Doctor on his mobile phone to make sure he was OK...

Published in Strategy
Telstra's strident opposition to any structural or functional separation for the planned National Broadband Network has been dealt a double blow with the heads of both BT and UK regulator, Ofcom praising the separation of BT's access network from other parts of its business.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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