Ofcom to closely monitor Openreach’s legal separation from BT

Ofcom will be keeping a close watch on the legal separation of the infrastructure body Openreach from parent giant BT. This follows the agreement of BT to the regulatory body’s demand for making its subsidiary Openreach into a distinct, legally separate company. As part of this, the infrastructure subsidiary will be required to have its […]

Ofcom sets automatic compensation for broadband customers receiving poor service

Ofcom has revealed a new automatic compensation scheme to payout to customers receiving delayed or poor service by their broadband or landline provider. The regulator has invited all major broadband and landline providers to sign-up for this initiative. At present Sky, BT, TalkTalk, Zen Internet and Virgin Media have all signed up. By these major […]

Ofcom persuades BT to reduce line rental for landline-only phone customers

Customers of BT who have opted for the landline only phone from the provider, will pay £7 lesser per month on their line rental from 1 April next year. Ofcom has persuaded BT to this move which will benefit nearly a million customers of the operator, especially elderly customers. Ofcom’s decision is drawn from its […]

Ofcom to push changes, providers not to charge caller display

Ofcom will be introducing a number of changes next year to protect consumers and has announced the removal of charges by providers for caller display as one of such moves. In 2018, from 1st October, Ofcom will push changes through. Removal of charges like these are welcome as they have been known to catch people […]

Ofcom adds 5.8GHz band usage to WiFi networks in UK

Ofcom, the telecoms regulator, has made 125MHz of radio spectrum additionally available to help Wi-Fi networks in UK, by interdicting support to the 5.8GHz (5725MHz to 5850NHz) of the radio spectrum sub-brand to facilitate faster speeds. UK’s telecoms regulator has been consulting on the changes proposed, for the last 13 to 14 months and reported […]

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