This year’s Ofcom Communications Market Report 2017 reveals that 40 million people watching multiple episodes of series back to back, creating ‘Box Set Britain’. There are also stark differences between the viewing habits of younger and older people.
Ofcom has given details of how Openreach will be “measured and monitored” when the network division is separated from BT.
The European Commission has given its unconditional approval to the £11.7 billion Twenty-First Century Fox takeover of Sky.
Ofcom has put forward proposals that would cut the wholesale price that Openreach can charge telecoms companies for its superfast broadband service.
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.