Ofcom has recently set out its expectations of mobile network providers applying to its spectrum auction in 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands ? a move it hopes will boost competition and get the world ready for an expected rise in data traffic.
That we?ll need better connectivity to compete online has been made clear by government statistics. Global internet traffic is forecast to be 95 times that of 2005 in 2020, with mobiles outnumbering mankind seven to one. But will our 5G ambitions be realised in time to capitalise on the change?
At the end of last month, Which? revealed that Dorset had among the slowest connection in the land. Perhaps that?s why the region is hoping to expand its fibre broadband network.
After an investigation by Ofcom, BT will be fined ?42m for reducing compensation payments to other providers after late installations of ethernet services.
Despite living in a country with the world?s fifth highest GDP it can feel at times as though our telecoms in rural areas barely advanced since the dark ages.
New statistics gathered by Real Business have shone a light on the broadband quality failings currently being felt by companies throughout the country ? with many set to shop around.
Almost two years since Ofcom started its review of digital communications, the regulator finally reached an agreement with BT over Openreach. But what do the experts have to say about this turn of events?
The decision by BT Sport to pay ?1.2bn for Champions League football rights shows that the desire amongst major broadcasters to pay top rates for sport is not slowing.
BT recently announced changes customers won?t be too happy about ? and it involves a broadband price hike.
Is BT a service provider, or an infrastructure owner? Failure to properly deal with this question during its privatisation in 1984 has been a source of numerous allegations by rivals about margin squeeze and unfair cross subsidisation, particularly over unbundling the local loop. True and effective competition within the UK telecoms market is not possible without a network in third party ownership.
Sometimes radical action is needed for the greater good of business. In this case, could offering up HS2 boost the broadband landscape?
The Advertising Standards Authority has announced rules forcing broadband firms to quit false advertising.