Government puts broadband USO date as 2020 for Ofcom to work on

The government of UK has given two years to the regulator Ofcom to implement the broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO), which means 2020 is the deadline. By that date everybody in the UK will get a legal right to request for an affordable connection providing speeds of 10Mbps at least. This right is part of […]

Ofcom’s code changes gives better clarity to users’ broadband speeds

Ofcom has come out with its latest and final Voluntary Code of Practice (CoP) for speeds of ISPs. Most of the ISPs have signed on the existing 2015 CoP (for broadband speeds). However, the new code will provide users with more information on their line performance and also make it easier for them to exit […]

TalkTalk, Post Office, Vodafone are most complained-about providers, finds Ofcom

In an Ofcom report released recently, the most complained-about telecom companies are TalkTalk, Post Office and Vodafone. The study between July and September of last year by Ofcom, considered complaints against the 6 or 7 largest providers in each sector. They make up 90% of the market. The regulator noted a small increase in complaints […]

Final Electronic Communications Code of Practice published by Ofcom

The final version of the Code of Practice has been published by Ofcom for the Electronic Communications Code (ECC) reformed by the government. The ECC aims at making the deployment of new infrastructure, like fibre cables, masts etc., on private or public land for mobile and broadband operators, easier and cheaper. Presently, mobile or broadband […]

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 […]

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