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A new era of faster mobile internet access was signalled yesteray as the communications regulator, Ofcom, said it was ready to kick off the £5bn sale of another chunk of the nation's airwaves later this year.

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Which? warns on mobile phone contract price rises

Mobile phone companies could be making up to £90 million a year by legally using “hidden” contract clauses to raise the cost of what should be fixed-rate tariffs, the consumer group Which? warns today.

Ofcom investigates complaints over 5's Big Brother

Ofcom is investigating Channel 5's Big Brother after viewers complained over three separate incidents.

Leading article: Choppy waters await the BBC's new helmsman

One reason Mr Entwistle got the nod is that he offers continuity, along with dependability

Ofcom to tackle illegal downloaders

Illegal downloaders face a "three strikes and you're out" system under plans unveiled by Ofcom.

Leading article: Not the way to preserve BBC independence

It was bad enough when Boris Johnson suggested – apparently in all seriousness – that the new boss of the staunchly apolitical BBC should be a Tory. Evidence that journalists working for the corporation's Global News arm are being directed to think up money-making schemes is more alarming still.

Ofcom backs media ownership reviews

The state of media ownership should be assessed around once every four years, regulator Ofcom has recommended.

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Gary Lineker's impersonation of Arsene Wenger was not offensive, says Ofcom

Watchdog Ofcom has dismissed complaints that TV host Gary Lineker's behaviour was racially offensive when he impersonated Arsene Wenger on Match Of The Day.

Call for neutral BBC head

The chances of media regulator Ed Richards becoming the next BBC head may have been dealt a blow by a petition demanding an appointee free from political affiliations.

Ian Burrell: These texts raise real doubts about Jeremy Hunt's even-handedness

For those who had already made up their mind that Jeremy Hunt had to go, the newly-released texts from the Culture Secretary were mere confirmation of his role as a cheerleader for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.

Martin Hickman: Defending the indefensible proves a tricky job for Hunt

Jeremy Hunt had a tricky job: defending the indefensible. Unsurprisingly, he struggled to balance his support for News Corp (Broadcast magazine called him a “cheerleader” for Rupert Murdoch) and his insistence that he impartially judged the mogul’s biggest ever business deal: the £8bn takeover of BSkyB.

BBC chief Caroline Thomson spent £1,194 on taxis in three months

One of the favourites to become the next BBC director general claimed more than £1,000 in taxi fares in three months.

Ofcom raises prospect of auctioning off ITV and Channel 5 public service licences

Communications watchdog Ofcom has raised the prospect of auctioning off the public service licences currently held by ITV and Channel 5.

Income slips at Orange and T-Mobile

The mobile phone giant EverythingEverywhere, owner of T-Mobile and Orange, has reported a jump in the number of more profitable contract customers by 151,000 in the first three months of the year.

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