Friday, 23 August 2019

Tag Archives: Ofcom

Half of British homes subscribe to a TV streaming services

LONDON: Some 13.3 million households – 47% of the total – were signed up to the most popular services, up from 11.2 million in 2018, Ofcom said. Nearly half of British homes subscribe to a streaming service such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV or Disney Life, as traditional ...

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Forging a full fibre broadband and 5G future for all

GOV.UK LONDON: Mandatory full fibre broadband for all new build homes and a new priority to connect hard-to-reach rural areas are key measures proposed in a national, long-term strategy for UK telecommunications. The new approach is aimed at driving large-scale commercial investment in the fixed and wireless networks that are ...

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High speed broadband to become a legal right

LONDON: The Government has confirmed that universal high speed broadband will be delivered by a regulatory Universal Service Obligation (USO), giving everyone in the UK access to speeds of at least 10 Mbps by 2020. This is the speed that Ofcom, the independent regulator, says is needed to meet the ...

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Crackdown over misleading claims on broadband speeds

LONDON: Home broadband providers must soon ensure that at least 50% of their customers can achieve advertised speeds at peak time under a crackdown to prevent misleading claims. Current standards allow firms to advertise “up to” speeds as long as they are available to a minimum of just 10% of ...

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Ofcom fines KCOM over emergency call failure

LONDON: Ofcom has fined KCOM, the local operator in Hull, £900,000 after a network failure left customers unable to contact the emergency services for four hours. All telecoms companies are required by the regulator to provide uninterrupted access to the emergency services, and to ensure that their systems are resilient ...

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BT landline customer plan to slash bills by £60

LONDON: British telecoms regulator Ofcom said it planned to force BT (BT.L) to cut its bills by at least 5 pounds a month for those customers that only take a landline, seeking to protect elderly and vulnerable people who rely on the service. Ofcom said more than 2 million people ...

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