Rules applicable to all UK telecoms operators to change

Last week Ofcom started a consultation on revising the UK’s General Conditions of Entitlement and Universal Service Conditions. The consultation closes on 7 April, and will be followed by a statement, with implementation on or before 25 May 2011. The changes are part of the UK’s implementation of the revised European Framework for electronic communications. … Read more

Microsoft to rescue Nokia?

“There is a pertinent story about a man who was working on an oil platform in the North Sea. He woke up one night from a loud explosion, which suddenly set his entire oil platform on fire. In mere moments, he was surrounded by flames. Through the smoke and heat, he barely made his way … Read more

‘It is not possible to assess whether Ofcom delivers value for money’ says Public Accounts Committee

The House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts scrutinises the accounts of publicly funded bodies to assess whether those bodies deliver value for money (which it defines as being ‘the optimal use of resources to deliver intended outcomes’). It today published a report ‘Ofcom: the effectiveness of converged regulation’, which reaches the fairly damning conclusion … Read more

FCC approves nine White Space Database Adminstrators

In some areas, it seems that Europe is always following the US. One of those areas is white space cognitive radio.  Whilst European and UK regulators seem content for the process to proceed at a leisurely pace, the Federal Communications Commission has recently provisionally approved nine white space database administrators for the TV band in the US. The approved … Read more