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