Openreach is to be a legally separate company within BT following an agreement between the telco and regulator Ofcom.
Ofcom has suggested a speed of 10 Mbit/s should be the level the UK government sets as a minimum for broadband speeds.
Ofcom has set out proposals that it says will help ultrafast ‘full-fibre’ broadband services be delivered over the infrastructure owned by BT.
Ofcom has been setting out how it plans to sell off capacity in the 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz mobile bands. The auction of 190 MHz of spectrum in the 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands will increase the available spectrum by about a third.
The use of the internet by children has reached an all time high with pre-schoolers spending over an hour a day online.
A study by Ofcom into the UK transmission market has found Arqiva does not have significant market power.
There’s been a significant increase in on demand viewing, but the gap between the younger and older audiences continues to widen.
Ofcom has announced plans for a major reform of Openreach, the network division of BT, which maintains the infrastructure for Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone and BT itself.
Ofcom says that complaints about the subjective picture and sound quality of standard definition PSB channels on DTT have all but dried up.
As many as 30 Ultra High Definition TV channels could be accommodated for the UK without the need for additional spectrum.