Ofcom

Category: Public corporation

Ofcom (Office of Communications) is the communications regulator in the UK.

It regulates the TV, radio and on-demand sectors, fixed-line telecoms, mobiles, postal services, and the airwaves over which wireless devices operate.

Ofcom operates under a number of Acts of Parliament, including the Communications Act 2003. Ofcom must act within the powers and duties set for it by Parliament in legislation.

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Mobile Phone Coverage 2012
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This dataset on mobile phone coverage is no longer current. It was published by Ofcom in 2013. More recent mobile phone coverage data is available in our 2017 Connected Nations report...
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Telecommunications market data tables
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This quarterly dataset for the UK fixed-line and mobile telecommunication markets contains data for aggregated call revenues, mobile phone and landline connections, call volumes, message...
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Broadband coverage 2013
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This dataset was published in 2013. More recent data, for 2017, has now been published as part of Ofcom's Connected Nations Report (previously called Infrastructure Report), available on...
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Salary scales
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Staff pay bands by level
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Wireless Telegraphy Register
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These files are a snapshot of the October 2017 data in Ofcom’s Wireless Telegraphy Register (WTR). The register provides information about who is licensed to operate services in specific...
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Crime & Justice
Financial Penalties
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Financial penalties imposed for the period 01/04/2013 to 31/03/2014
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Business & Economy
The Communications Market Report
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The Ofcom Communications Market Report has been published every year since 2004. The report contains statistics and analysis of the UK communications sector and is a reference for...
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News consumption in the UK
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Ofcom is currently in the process of reviewing the News Survey in order to ensure that it remains fit for purpose. This means that there may be differences to the next survey including...
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Adults' media use and attitudes
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The Adults' Media Use and Attitudes report is published as part of Ofcom's media literacy duties. It provides data on adults' media use and attitudes across TV, radio, games, mobile and...
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UK home broadband performance
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The report contains data and analysis regarding the performance of UK residential fixed-line broadband services. Specifically, the report contains information on the average performance...
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UK Frequency Allocation Plan
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The data is in JSON format and is used to populate Ofcom’s UKFAT. The UK FAT details the uses to which various frequency bands are put in the UK (referred to as 'allocations') and which...
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Consumer Concerns Survey
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Data collected from a face-to-face survey of UK consumers about their concerns, issues or problems in the communications market, specifically with regard to nuisance calls
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