Ofcom: 700 MHz clearance on track for 2020 completion

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The UK reallocation of 700 MHz spectrum from TV to mobile broadband is on track to be completed by the end of Q2, 2020, according… Read more

Sky-Fox inquiry extended until after UK election

Karen Bradley

UK culture secretary, Karen Bradley, has extended the investigation deadline for 21st Century Fox’s planned £11.7 billion takeover of Sky until after the UK general… Read more

Ofcom to force BT to open up tunnels and poles


UK regulator Ofcom has unveiled plans to improve access to BT Openreach’s infrastructure by giving competitors access to underground tunnels and telegraph poles. Ofcom said… Read more

Ofcom: 87% of broadband customers satisfied with service

Ofcom's report highlighted satisfaction levels

Some 87% of UK broadband customers were satisfied with their service last year, with Virgin Media customers reporting the highest levels of overall satisfaction, according… Read more

Ofcom to force Openreach to cut price for 40Mbps internet


UK telecom regulator Ofcom has said that it will cut wholesale prices charged by BT infrastructure arm Openreach for ultra-fast broadband access to safeguard consumers… Read more

Ofcom to set UK originals quotas for BBC


The BBC’s new regulator, Ofcom, will demand the UK’s pubcaster produces a minimum number of British-created series for its key channels every year. In its… Read more

Ofcom fines BT £42m over Openreach breaches


BT has been fined £42 million for a “serious breach” of Ofcom regulations, after it reduced compensation payments to telco rivals when it failed to… Read more

Ofcom sets out tight timetable for Sky probe

Karen Bradley

UK regulator Ofcom has set out a tight timetable for its dual-track investigation into 21st Century Fox’s merger with Sky following culture, media and sport… Read more

UK government refers Sky takeover to regulators

Karen Bradley

The UK government has formally referred 21st Century Fox’s planned £11.7 billion takeover of the 61% it does not already own of Sky to regulators.… Read more

BT agrees with Ofcom to legally separate Openreach


BT has reached an agreement with UK broadcast regulator Ofcom to legally separate out its internet infrastructure division Openreach. The deal will establish Openreach as… Read more