Sachin Jogia has been by appointed by Ofcom as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) after nine years at Amazon, where he is currently the General Manager for Alexa Smart Home International – overseeing development of the company’s voice-activated services. A highly experienced product and technology leader, Sachin has also held senior technology roles at AOL and advertising.com.
People struggling for a mobile signal indoors will be able to buy a wider range of ‘mobile repeaters’ under new proposals published by Ofcom today.
The UK Government has today published its draft Online Safety Bill, granting Ofcom new responsibilities that will help to keep people safe when they are online.Under the draft bill, search services, social media platforms, and other online services that enable user-generated content to be shared between users must mitigate the risk of harm arising from illegal content.
BT’s mobile business, EE, has finalised new 5G spectrum holdings following the conclusion of the second, assignment stage of Ofcom’s auction and will start to launch some of the new spectrum into the 5G network immediately. EE won 80MHz overall of the 700MHz and 3.6GHz bands that were on offer in the auction.
Ofcom has confirmed that the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz frequency bands have been awarded by auction. The frequency bands are likely to be used by mobile network operators to deliver a range of services, including 5G mobile.
Ofcom has confirmed how it will regulate the wholesale telecoms markets used to deliver broadband, mobile and business connections in the UK, for the next five years and beyond.
Ofcom has appointed Elizabeth Partyka as the new Chair of its Advisory Committee for Scotland, and Gerry Crawley as a new member. Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for Scotland provides advice to Ofcom about the interests and opinions of people living in Scotland on all communications matters.
Following an Ofcom rule change in 2015, customers switching between providers such as BT, Sky and TalkTalk on Openreach’s copper network can already follow a process where their new provider manages the switch. But others are still left facing extra hassle to switch.
New Ofcom research has revealed the challenges and tough choices many telecoms customers are facing this year, with more action needed from industry to support customers in financial difficulty.