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Ofcom slaps £1M fine on EE for poor handling of customer complaints

Ofcom on Friday imposed a fine of €1 million (€1.4 million/$1.5 million) on EE for misleading customers who made complaints about the company's mobile and fixed voice and data services.

BT asks Ofcom to shut down legacy network to compete with OTT players like Apple, Facebook

BT has asked UK regulator Ofcom to permit it to shutter its traditional POTS (plain old telephone service) network so it can more effectively compete with a growing pool of nontraditional, over-the-top voice providers like Facebook and Apple.

New Ofcom CEO shows teeth, tells industry to improve

UK regulator Ofcom's new CEO firmly rapped the telecoms industry on its knuckles, saying operators must provide better services to their customers in future.

Qualcomm seeks to cash in on L-band spectrum following EC SDL decision

Qualcomm said it will begin trading L-band spectrum owned by subsidiary Qualcomm UK Spectrum (QUKS) following a recent European Commission decision to utilise the spectrum to boost downlink data rates in mobile networks.

Report: Half of UK homes turn to tablets in just five years

The tablet PC has established itself as a must-have device in just five years with more than half of UK homes now owning one.

Ofcom considers 2-pronged approach to 2.3 and 3.4 GHz award

Ofcom may award frequencies in the 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands in two stages rather than via a single auction process to accommodate potential changes to the UK mobile market.

Germany on starting blocks for 700-MHz spectrum auction

Germany is preparing for its next major spectrum auction, with the final bidding amount expected to come close to the €4.4 billion raised in the last auction in 2010, according to analysts.

BT faces mandate to provide dark fiber to competitive business providers

BT may soon have to provide dark fiber solutions to competitors that operate in its territory as the country's regulator Ofcom has proposed that the incumbent telco should provide physical access to its fiber cables.

Ofcom identifies potential 5G bands above 6 GHz

UK regulator Ofcom has identified a preliminary set of bands in different parts of the 6-100 GHz range that it believes offer the best potential use for 5G in the UK and harmonization of 5G mobile services globally.

Ofcom identifies 'preliminary set of bands' above 6 GHz for 5G

Ofcom identified what it describes as "a preliminary set of bands in different parts of the 6-100 GHz range" that it currently believes offer the best potential for use by 5G networks in the UK and harmonisation of 5G mobile services globally.