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UK 4G: Networks Agree To Faster LTE Rollout

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Tech

The UK's top mobile operators have agreed to launch faster mobile services by Spring 2013. After a meeting with Ofcom and Culture Secretary Maria M...

Networks Could Drop Ofcom Appeal For Early 4G Auction

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Tech

The UK's top mobile operators will meet with ministers in an attempt to avoid a potentially costly appeal after Everything Everywhere (EE) was allowed...

The Rise of the 'ROBO' Shopper

Steve Rothwell | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Tech
Steve Rothwell

There's a new breed of consumer on today's high streets that indicates a sea change in the shopping behaviour. UK consumers are evolving into a nation of 'ROBO' (research offline, buy online) shoppers according to Ofcom's latest Communications Market report.

Ofcom Launch Investigation Into Shocking 'X Factor' Routines

PA | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

TV watchdog Ofcom has launched an investigation into whether X Factor shows which aired auditions by a Britney Spears impersonator and a woman who san...

Sky Hangs On To Broadcasting Licence

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

Former Sky chairman James Murdoch was spared no criticism over his handling of the phone hacking scandal as Ofcom ruled the company could keep their b...

Julian Assange Has Privacy Complaint Shot Down By Ofcom

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

A complaint by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that a television show infringed his privacy by showing footage of him dancing in a nightclub has not ...

REPORT: Are We Now More Relaxed About Sex On TV?

PA | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

TV viewers have become more relaxed about the amount of sex, violence and swearing on the small-screen, according to a report. But, while attitudes...

How Much Data Do You Use?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Tech

How much data do you use every month? According to one network operator, a lot more than you did last year. Three has reported that its users ha...

How Much Data Do You Use?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Tech

How much data do you use every month? According to one network operator, a lot more than you did last year. Three has reported that its users ha...

Ofcom: 4G Auction Details Revealed

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Tech

The UK will have to wait until 2013 to get the 4G mobile broadband networks already available in the United States and several other countries, after ...

Daily Postal Deliveries Could Be Scrapped

Press Association | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK

Consumers may be willing to accept a reduced number of postal deliveries and the removal of the distinction between first and second class mail, accor...

Generation Text: Only Demanding Divas Pick Up the Phone

Helen Croydon | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Croydon

Some manners at last. Texting is far more polite than calling.

Has Texting Overtaken Talking?

PA | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Tech

Text messaging is now the most popular form of daily communication between British adults, new figures show. After years of increased use, the amou...

'Big Brother' Under Investigation

PA | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Ofcom is investigating Channel 5's Big Brother after viewers complained over three separate incidents. More than 1,000 people have voiced concerns ...

Big Brother Bullying: What Exactly is Everyone Complaining About?

Ross Jones-Morris | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Ross Jones-Morris

You see Ofcom is there to regulate the broadcasters and their editorial judgement, not the Big Brother housemates. As a man of (admittedly self-diagnosed) sane mind and moral I do indeed object to any bullying that occurs in the house but that alone does not a valid complaint make.

Big Brother Contestant Calls Housemate A 'Gorilla'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Big Brother viewers have complained to Ofcom after Caroline Wharram described black contestant Adam Kelly as a "gorilla". In an argument on Thursd...

Accused Of Copyright? That'll £20 - To Appeal

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Tech

Ofcom has announced details of a massive crackdown on internet piracy after the government lost a High Court battle with ISPs. In its measures, pub...

O2 And Vodafone Sign Alliance To Build 4G Network

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Tech

Two of the world's largest mobile network operators are to join forces in a bid to speed up the delivery of super-fast 4G services to UK households. ...

'The UK Needs 4G Now', Say Nine In Ten Business Leaders

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Tech

Business leaders have demanded that the remaining roadblocks to 4G mobile internet in the UK be moved aside to help the economy grow. More than nin...

Pets As Prizes? No, Pets Should Win Prizes!

Alice Wright | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Wright

Apparently we are still a nation of dog lovers. Most of us are still concerned by the mistreatment of animals. But how long will this last if we are fed messages by the media informing us that pets are disposable or exploitable?

A Very Poor Report

John Carr | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK Tech
John Carr

All of the UK's mobile phone networks run a system of filtering to keep web-based adult content away from children who access the internet via a mobile phone handset. The policy was first introduced voluntarily back in January 2004. It is still in place as a voluntary measure.

Clarkson Gets Away With Top Gear 'Elephant Man' Comments

PA | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Jeremy Clarkson has been cleared of breaching the broadcasting code by watchdog Ofcom after comparing a Japanese car to people with growths on their f...

How Saucy Is Britain's Beatrix Going To Get?

PA | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Britain's Got Talent bosses are set to screen saucy dancer Beatrix Von Bourbon's latest routine before the watershed, despite being investigated by Of...

Miliband: Ofcom Should Investigate Murdoch Quicker (LISTEN)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Politics

The media regulator Ofcom should speech up its investigation into whether Rupert Murdoch is "fit" to hold a broadcasting licence in the UK, according ...

Is News Corp Fit To Hold Broadcasting Licence?

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

The culture committee's findings about the failure to uncover the extent of phone hacking at the News of the World raise "serious questions" about whe...