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Digital detox: 15 million Brits deliberately take a break from their devices

Fifteen million UK internet users have taken a 'digital detox' to tackle their internet addictions, according to new research.

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04/08/2016  |  Full story...

Ofcom data breach: Broadcaster alerts regulator

Media regulator Ofcom, the media regulator, has suffered the biggest breach in its history involving the misuse of data that was downloaded by an employee before leaving the company.

14/03/2016  |  Full story...

Christmas lights CAN ruin Wi-Fi connectivity- Ofcom

Telecoms regulator, Ofcom has said that six million homes could be suffering from slow broadband speeds as a result of putting up Christmas lights, placing Wi-Fi hubs close to microwaves, or near lamps or by installing baby alarms.


07/08/2015  |  Full story...

Mobile ‘pub crawl’ test: 4G still falling short in Central London

Mobile internet access is still unavailable in many parts of central London, contradicting the recent findings of an Ofcom report, according to new research across many of the capital’s pubs.

01/12/2014  |  Full story...

Most UK web users 'opt in to see porn'

The vast majority of new broadband customers in the UK are opting out of porn filters when prompted to install them by service providers, according to new research from Ofcom.

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24/07/2014  |  Full story...

Digital news overtakes papers in UK (but TV still leads)

Brits using news websites and apps now outnumber those reading printed newspapers, but TV news remains the most popular news source, according to communications watchdog Ofcom.

26/06/2014  |  Full story...

Viacom buys Channel 5 for £450m

Viacom, the US TV giant behind MTV and Nickelodeon, is to buy Channel 5 in a £450m deal that will net a huge profit for Richard Desmond.

02/05/2014  |  Full story...

Tablets boost web access for older people- Ofcom

Older Brits are using the internet more following the growing popularity of tablets, according to new Ofcom research.

30/04/2014  |  Full story...

Tablets becoming ‘must have’ device for kids- Ofcom

Tablet usage among UK children is on the rise, with kids ditching mobiles and PCs for tavblets to access the internet, according to new research.

07/10/2013  |  Full story...

UK now a ‘nation of media multi-taskers’

The UK has become a nation of media multi-taskers, as people use PCs, Tablets, TVs and phones simultaneously, according to a new report from Ofcom.

02/08/2013  |  Full story...

Fashion 'accounts for around 83% of young men’s online spend'

Whilst women may normally be perceived as shopaholics, new research from leading CPA network, Rakuten LinkShare, shows that men spend over three quarters of their average annual online spend on fashion.

07/05/2013  |  Full story...

UK 4G Auction raises £1bn less than expected: winners revealed

Ofcom has raised £2.34bn in its UK 4G auction, providing widespread access to superfast mobile internet across many parts of the country. However, this amount was around £1bn less than it was hoping for.

20/02/2013  |  Full story...

Ofcom could use older mobile airwaves to boost 4G

Ofcom is considering proposals to use parts of the radio spectrum currently used for older mobile services to run 4G, in a bid boost high-speed mobile access in the UK.

04/02/2013  |  Full story...

UK leads world for online shopping and video- Ofcom

Shopping online and video viewing is more popular in the UK than any other country in the world, with uptake being driven by mobile and tablet devices, according to a new report from Ofcom. The body claims findings from its International Communications Market Report, based on research across 17 major countries, prove the UK is becoming "one of the first all-digital" nations.

17/12/2012  |  Full story...

4G finally coming to UK this September?

High speed mobile internet is coming to the UK next month, after network Everything Everywhere was given the go-ahead to roll out 4G technology across the country. Everything Everywhere, the parent company of Orange and T-Mobile, has been allowed to launch the next generation mobile network anytime after September this year. Following months of consultation, Ofcom today announced its decision to allow Everything Everywhere to use the 1800MHz spectrum for LTE (4G).

22/08/2012  |  Full story...

Half of all Brits ‘make less than 1 phone call a day’

Fewer than half of all mobile phone users in the UK (47%) - make at least one voice call per day, compared to 58 per cent who send at least one SMS text message daily, according to the latest data from Ofcom. According to the Ofcom Communications Market Report, those figures show an ongoing drop in voice activity on both landlines, which have dropped 10 per cent over the last year, and mobiles, having dropped five per cent.

20/07/2012  |  Full story...

Ofcom gives green light to 4G in UK

Ofcom has provisionally given the greenlight to T-Mobile and Orange’s joint company Everything Everywhere, to use its existing 1800MHz radio spectrum in order to rollout 4G mobile broadband based on either LTE or WiMAX. 4G (fourth generation portable internet) will help resolve all the woes users had with its predecessor, 3G such as patchy connections, super slow speeds and not enough coverage when it comes to rural areas.

15/03/2012  |  Full story...

Big Brother Facebook fiasco: C5 to refund credits after social media vote failure

Channel 5 has agreed to refund Big Brother viewers that lost out on the broadcaster’s Facebook voting scheme last year. The move comes after UK media watchdog Ofcom upheld complaints that viewers that had purchased Facebook credits to vote on the show’s contestants were unable to use them at certain times.

07/03/2012  |  Full story...

Broadband speeds up 22% on last year

The average broadband speed in the UK has increased 22% in the past year, largely due to consumers upgrading to higher-speed packages. In November 2011, the average speed for broadband in the UK was 7.6 megabits compared to 6.2 megabits a year earlier, according to industry regulator Ofcom.

08/02/2012  |  Full story...

Teenagers now prefer mobile and internet to TVs- survey

Teenagers would be more willing to give up watching TV than to stop using their mobiles or the internet, according to new research. The study, from UK communications watchdog Ofcom, found that more than a quarter of 12 to 15-year-olds interviewed said they would miss their phones (28%) and one in four (25%) said they would miss internet access compared to fewer than one in five (18%) for TV.

26/10/2011

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Setback for superfast mobile web: Govt. delays 4G auctions

In a blow for high-speed mobile web access, the UK Government has announced that its much-anticipated 4G spectrum auction will not be held until the second quarter of 2012 at the earliest. 4G offers high-speed broadband to mobile devices. A recent trial in South Newquay using LTE (a type of 4G mobile network) is capable of achieving download speeds of 100Mbps for mobile connections and faster speeds for fixed connections.

07/09/2011

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UK rural broadband to use TV to boost signal

Ofcom has given the green light for internet providers to use unused TV spectrum to deliver broadband to rural areas. The move will see user’s ISP’s searching for unused areas of the airwaves or gaps called "white spaces" that exist in frequency bands that have been reserved for TV broadcasts. These white spaces are used to transmit and receive wireless signals.

02/09/2011

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Ofcom forces BT to cut rural broadband charges for competitors

BT is being forced by industry regulator Ofcom to drop its wholesale price by 12% each year until 2014, meaning many rural broadband customers could see their bills lowered. The price slash relates to the amount BT charges other ISPs like Sky, TalkTalk and O2 for using its network. It's hoped the move, which came into effect this week, will lead to stronger competition from those ISPs and therefore lower prices in those areas.

18/08/2011

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Mobile phone pricing collapse as regulator Ofcom cuts call costs

This week Ofcom announced a new framework for mobile phone pricing that will force operators to radically reduce the cost of calls between networks. Here are the details and why they matter to digital marketers…

18/03/2011

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