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FTC report focuses on security, 'data minimization' for Internet of Things

Security is a big concern among a lot players in the Internet of Things, so it's no wonder that federal regulators would zero in on that as they look for ways to prevent fraud and unfair business practices.

Ofcom details approach to IoT, as FTC recommends limits on data collection

Ofcom released details of plans designed to ensure the UK takes a leading role in developing the Internet of Things (IoT), as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) separately outlined its approach to the emerging technology sector.

UK regulator asks for comments on spectrum above 6 GHz for 5G

UK regulator Ofcom took another step in defining 5G technology by opening a consultation into the use of spectrum above 6 GHz for next-generation networks.

Ofcom takes next step towards 5G by consulting on use of spectrum above 6 GHz

Ofcom took another step in defining what fifth generation (5G) technology will be by opening a consultation into the use of spectrum above 6 GHz for the next generation networks.

Ofcom seeks comments on changes to UWB regulations

The UK's Ofcom is seeking comments on a proposal to change regulations around license-exempt ultra-wideband (UWB) devices intended to reduce the regulatory burden on stakeholders and allow them to consult on one set of regulations rather than three.

UK's £5B mobile coverage deal could end uncertainty over 2G licence fees: analyst

A UK government agreement with mobile operators to plug rural coverage gaps could end ongoing uncertainty over an Ofcom revaluation of 2G license fees, a leading Ovum analyst said.

BT's plan to buy EE raises questions about O2's future

BT's announcement this week that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Deutsche Telekom and Orange over a potential acquisition of EE was generally given the thumbs up by analysts and industry players, although one question now being asked is what a successful deal might mean for rival mobile operator O2 UK and its parent company Telefónica.

Ofcom confirms Sharon White as new CEO

Ofcom said Sharon White has been appointed as the new CEO of the UK communications regulator with effect from late March 2015, confirming previous reports.

Ofcom study reveals O2 UK has highest levels of customer satisfaction

Telefónica's UK mobile operator O2's customer service was ranked best by consumers quizzed by regulator Ofcom in a regular annual survey, although Virgin Mobile was the only operator to show a year-on-year improvement.

Report: Civil servant Sharon White seen as favourite to head Ofcom

Sharon White, the first woman to be appointed as a permanent secretary at the UK Treasury, is tipped to be in line to replace Ed Richards at the helm of UK communications regulator Ofcom.