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DSIT outlines Ofcom strategy support role

Michelle Donelan, the UK Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, has written to Dame Melanie Dawes, CEO of Ofcom, outlining how the regulator can support the implementation of the Wireless Infrastructure Strategy and Spectrum Statement. The Wireless Infrastructure Strategy aims to drive the deployment and adoption of 5G and other advanced wireless connectivity […]

April 13, 2023By Colin Mann

MPs to question Ofcom CEO

The UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee MPs is to question Dame Melanie Dawes, Chief Executive of Ofcom, on the organisation’s work as the regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries. The session on March 14th is likely to explore a range of broadcasting issues, including the BBC’s operating licence, content […]

March 10, 2023By Colin Mann

Ofcom launches 15 investigations into RT

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has opened 15 new investigations into the due impartiality of news programmes on the RT news channel. Ofcom has observed a significant increase in the number of programmes on the RT service that warrant investigation under its Broadcasting Code. When dealing with major matters such as the crisis in Ukraine, all […]

March 1, 2022By Colin Mann

Ofcom calls for stronger public service media

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom is recommending a radical overhaul of laws to ensure that public service media survives and thrives in the digital age. Its recommendations to Government mark the conclusion of Small Screen: Big Debate – an in-depth review on the future of public service media (PSM). The report calls for the renewal of […]

July 15, 2021By Colin Mann

Jogia new Ofcom CTO

Sachin Jogia will join Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in October 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, Jogia has also held senior technology roles at […]

June 10, 2021