U.K. regulator receives £10m funding from mobile operators

The minutes of a U.K. government committee have revealed that the mobile operators contributed over £10 million towards the running costs of Ofcom, the U.K. telecoms regulator.

While the U.K. operators have long remained silent with regard to their contributions, the head of Ofcom, Ed Richards, has confirmed to a U.K. member of parliament that Orange paid £2.5 million towards Ofcom's overall costs of around £130 million. However, with network revenue increasing and Ofcom's operating budget decreasing by 5 per cent to £126.7 million, the percentage contributed by networks is expected to grow.

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