In reading the latest enforcement decision by the UK telecommunications regulator, Ofcom, you would be forgiven for thinking that the isolation caused by COVID-19 pandemic had caused some sort of fervour turning the market into an Orwellian dystopia. The decision relates to BT (or specifically BT’s subsidiary, EE, the largest mobile network operator in the
One of the countries that have taken serious steps to tackle the coronavirus pandemic is India. In response, the world’s second-most populous country effectively relegated all of its citizens to their homes to stem the spread of the disease. Whilst the curfews themselves were widely reported, the knock-on effect to the rest of the planet
Last year, the UK telecommunications watchdog, Ofcom, “put the industry on notice” in relation to games being played in number portability. This was in no small part as a result of two decisions; the Cloud M case and the Gateway case. These are not large telecommunications companies. Indeed, in its press release, Ofcom acknowledged this.
A year ago or so, the UK regulator, Ofcom, consulted upon and issued a Statement and Guidance regarding incident reporting requirements for providers. The regime used to be a lot simpler, but, with cyber-security coming to the forefront generally, the rules have been brought up to date to account for a number of potential threat vectors. There
This week, the Exonia team had an interesting query come in from a client. Calls presenting UK numbers starting 084 were being rejected by their switch and one of their customers was affected. In the UK, there are rules about what phone numbers can be presented. It must be a valid number, i.e. be a
“Blah blah on fair and reasonable terms.” “Blah blah where economically and technically feasible.” The UK telecommunications regulator, Ofcom, likes to make liberal use of the term (and its synonyms) “fair and reasonable” when setting obligations. It crops up in the General Conditions, Significant Market Power Conditions, other legal instruments, where they exercise their adjudicatory
I would think it is fair to say, that if you’re reading this blog, you are aware that the network hosting number ranges in the UK is deemed to have a monopoly on call termination to numbers in those ranges and that network is under stringent regulation and charge controls. That makes perfect sense; in