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Posted on 18 June 2013 | 11:59 am

Online copyright research

Nearly half of all internet users are unsure whether the content they are accessing online is legal, Ofcom research has found.Half of internet users unsure if content is legal Nearly half of all internet users are unsure whether the content they are accessing online is legal, Ofcom research has found. However, one in six people online believed [...]

Posted on 20 November 2012 | 10:08 am

How big is a byte?

Each unit is 1,024 times the unit below in the ladder. So, there are 1,024 Bytes in a Kilobyte, and 1,024 Kilobytes in a Megabyte.

Posted on 16 November 2012 | 9:58 am

Ofcom unveils plans to avoid mobile ‘capacity crunch’

Ofcom today published plans to enable the release of new airwaves for future generations of mobile devices, which will help meet consumers’ growing demand for data on the move. Ofcom today published plans to enable the release of new airwaves for future generations of mobile devices, which will help meet consumers’ growing demand for data on [...]

Posted on 16 November 2012 | 9:57 am

Which type of communicator are you?

New analysis of the UK’s communication habits has found that people can be categorised into five different groups of communicators, ranging from the ‘always on’ to the ‘detached’. New analysis of the UK’s communication habits has found that people can be categorised into five different groups of communicators, ranging from the ‘always on’ to the ‘detached’. Earlier [...]

Posted on 13 November 2012 | 10:12 am

Ofcom finalises 4G auction rules

Ofcom has today published final regulations and a timetable for the 4G mobile spectrum auction – the largest ever sale of mobile airwaves in the UK. Ofcom has today published final regulations and a timetable for the 4G mobile spectrum auction – the largest ever sale of mobile airwaves in the UK. This new spectrum will be [...]

Posted on 12 November 2012 | 7:00 am

Scam alert

Beware of a new mobile phone scam Scam alert Be aware of a text message scam. Some mobile customers have received text messages claiming to be from Ofcom. It asks consumers to click on a website address and then enter their personal details. The text message claims to be from the “Ofcom Communications Team” and mobile phone number [...]

Posted on 30 October 2012 | 4:44 pm

End of an analogue era paves way for 4G mobile

Ofcom today welcomed the successful completion of the UK’s switchover from analogue to digital terrestrial television. Ofcom today welcomed the successful completion of the UK’s switchover from analogue to digital terrestrial television. This has ensured that all UK households now have access to wide range of digital television channels and has also paved the way for [...]

Posted on 24 October 2012 | 7:47 am

Significant rise in children’s texting and time spent online

Children are texting and spending more time online than ever before, according to Ofcom’s latest annual report on children’s media habits. Children are texting and spending more time online than ever before, according to Ofcom’s latest annual report on children’s media habits. Texting is most prolific among 12-15 year olds, who say they are sending an average [...]

Posted on 23 October 2012 | 9:02 am

Stay safe online and beat the cyber criminals

Over half of people in the UK (56%) have been targeted by online criminals yet millions are stil in the dark about online safety, a new survey reveals today. Over half of people in the UK (56%) have been targeted by online criminals yet millions still remain blasé about online safety , a new survey reveals [...]

Posted on 22 October 2012 | 9:19 am

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