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Core Telecom welcomes move to make 0800 numbers free to call from mobiles

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Ofcom has today confirmed plans to change the charging mechanisms of some non-geographic number ranges, including making 0800 numbers free to call from mobiles. Following an announcement earlier in the year which outlined plans to combat the confusion surrounding the charging systems currently in place for 0845 and 0800 numbers, Ofcom has confirmed that the…

Proposed plans to increase mobile license fees will hit mobile operators and customers hard

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Ofcom have proposed plans to quadruple the license fees that mobile network operators will have to pay, which will see customers affected as a result. At present, EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three UK pay £64.5 million a year in licensing fees. Following the revaluation of the spectrum based on the recent 4G auction, Vodafone and…

Ofcom looks at plans for superfast in-flight broadband

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High-speed broadband could soon be available on flights after Ofcom proposed allocating more spectrum for satellite earth stations mounted on moving vehicles. Following a consultation published last week, the regulator said that it plans to establish a framework that would allow the use of high-capacity Earth Stations on Mobile Platforms (ESOMPs), which would allow for…

Changes proposed to protect future supply of local landline numbers

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Due to supply shortages of landline numbers in parts of the UK, Ofcom has proposed plans to change the way people dial local numbers in order to free up new numbers. In the plans, people in Aberdeen, Bradford, Brighton, Middlesbrough and Milton Keynes will have to include the area code when dialling a local number…

UK households receive too many nuisance calls, says Ofcom

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Nuisance calls are being clamped down on after Ofcom’s latest survey found UK households receive ‘too many’. 843 people were asked by the telecoms regulator to keep a four-week record of their unwanted calls, with 82% reporting nuisance calls within that time, on average receiving two a week. Claudio Pollack, Ofcom’s consumer group director, said: ‘Two nuisance…

Ofcom to overhaul non-geographic call charging

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  The UK’s telecoms regulator has confirmed plans to overhaul charging mechanisms for some non-geographic number ranges, with the aim of making it clearer to consumers. Ofcom has revealed plans to regulate the way that the 08, 09 and 118 number ranges are charged in order to ‘tackle consumer confusion’ about the costs of calling…

Ofcom give green light to Everything Everywhere 4G network

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Ofcom have announced that superfast mobile broadband could be launched as early as next month. The introduction of Superfast 4G mobile services in the UK wasn’t initially expected until next summer, but this has been brought forward. The new service will allow users access to mobile services that are up to seven times fast that…