Ofcom seeking input on BT review

BT – which is seeking final regulatory approval to acquire EE for £12.5 billion – could be forced to spin off its Openreach networking division under a proposal mooted by UK communications watchdog Ofcom. The regulator is conducting one of its …

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UK to look at €5B German auction in setting licence fee

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom will consider the recent, high-rolling German auction when calculating annual licence fees for operators in the UK. The German auction, which concluded last month, defied expectations by raising €5 billion. Expert opinion ahead of the event forecast …

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Ofcom hits EE with £1M fine

Ofcom imposed a £1 million fine on UK operator EE over its failure to comply with regulator rules on handling customer complaints. The fine, which is one of the largest handed out by the UK watchdog, is further evidence of the …

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Ofcom: 5G presenting challenges for spectrum planning

LIVE FROM LTE WORLD SUMMIT 2015: UK telecoms watchdog Ofcom admits it is having to build its future spectrum planning on an uncertain picture of how demand for frequencies will evolve. “Everyone wants maximum flexibility to do what they want to …

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Ofcom head says switching must get easier for mobile users

In her first speech since becoming chief executive of UK telecoms regulator Ofcom, Sharon White made clear where her priorities lie: customer service is key for the new Ofcom head, who is six months into the job. “People legitimately expect …

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Qualcomm to sell L-Band spectrum in UK

Chipmaker Qualcomm is selling L-Band spectrum in the UK which could be of interest to operators dealing with increasing bandwith demands, as the spectrum can be used to boost download capacity. In May 2008, Qualcomm acquired frequencies in the L-Band …

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Ofcom reveals plan for upcoming UK mobile auction

UK telecoms watchdog Ofcom today revealed an update to its plans to release mobile airwaves in the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz spectrum bands, kicking-off a consultation with potential bidders on the best way to proceed with the upcoming auction. In a statement, …

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Ofcom sees TV whitespace as model for the future

DYNAMIC SPECTRUM ALLIANCE GLOBAL SUMMIT, PHILIPPINES: UK telecoms regulator Ofcom is focused on spectrum sharing to address the shortage of available spectrum, but its primary goal is to prove that dynamic access works and use it as a model for …

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UK’s Ofcom to review telecoms market

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom said it is conducting an “overarching review” of the country’s digital communications, with the aim of making sure the market “continues to work for consumers and businesses”. Being held ten years after the completion of its first …

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