Fined for not providing access to 999 and 112 Emergency Services

Following an investigation, Ofcom has imposed a £24,500 fine to cloud communications company 'Vonage' for failing to provide uninterrupted access to 999 and 112 Emergency services.

Ofcom fines company £50,000 for breaking number porting rules

A warning to any Communication company who tries to stop their customers from switching to another provider.

New price cap on calling 118 numbers

In an attempt to protect people who use 118 directory enquiry services from high call charges, Ofcom is introducing a new price cap on all calls made to 118 numbers.

Blockchain could be used to manage UK telephone numbers

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has given Ofcom £700,000 to research how blockchain technology c

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New rules to combat high call costs and scams

From October 1st 2019, phone users will have protection from high charges for calling ‘070’ numbers. These numbers are ofte

New rules to stop nuisance calls

Ofcom, the UK's Communications regulator, has introduced new rules to prevent people from receiving unwanted calls which co

Five new area codes added to the closed local dialling list

So the Ofcom consultation closed last month on changes to making local calls in five new area codes. From the 1st October 2

Research into presentation of call charge information of non-geographic calls

Ofcom has today published the results of research as part of its consultation on simplifying non-geographic numbers. The r

How much is the UK addicted to smartphones?

Ofcom publishes 2011 Communications Market Reports Ofcom today published its annual Communications Market Report into the U

Ofcom amends Premium Rate Services (PRS) Condition and consults on regulation of some PRS services

Ofcom today amended the PRS Condition to require all controlled PRS providers from 1 September 2011 to comply with Phonepa

Ofcom publishes Internet use and attitudes bulletin 2011

Ofcom has published its 2011 Internet use and attitudes bulletin – a round-up of key internet metrics across a variety of

Ofcom's ongoing monitoring of rules to prevent silent calls

Now in it's 5th year, Ofcom have decided to extend this initiative against 'persons or organisations causing annoyance to c

Ofcom accredits mobile phone price comparison service - Mobilife

Mobilife’s price comparison calculator has been awarded the Ofcom price accreditation scheme logo for meeting the terms of

Changes to European telecoms law – benefits for UK consumers

Ofcom has confirmed a number of changes to its regulations that will benefit consumers, as a result of new European teleco

Ofcom starts looking into 'bill shock'

Ofcom have asked consumers if they have received a one-off unexpectedly high mobile, landline or broadband bill in the past

Ofcom's monthly update - April 2011

Ofcom have carried on implementing changes that were raised during their consultation in relation to the mobile termination

Ofcom prepares for 4G mobile auction

Ofcom have announced that they want 'the benefits of 4G services to be available as soon as possible'. This has begun with

Ofcom update: Ofcom confirms mobile termination rates for next four years

Ofcom have finally announced the plan for scaling mobile termination rates down over the next 4 years. This is big news, as

Ofcom propose changes to available contracts

Ofcom have announced further suggested regulation changes due to new European laws taking affect in May 2011. This time it’

Texting the emergency services – Ofcom proposes to safeguard scheme

As part of Ofcom’s recent consultation on changes to regulation due to new European law coming in May 2011, Ofcom are propo

Porting phone numbers and compensation scheme

Ofcom have a been undertaking a wide-ranging consultation on a number of areas of regulation in order to reflect new Europe

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