Nuisance calls – a light at the end of the tunnel?

This article is by LSE Visiting Fellow Claire Milne

Nuisance calls have been a long-running problem that I’ve posted about on this blog several times before. My last post was nearly three years ago, following the 2015 UK General Election, which interrupted use of the £3.5m allocated for this in the March 2015 budget. At the time I suggested that […]

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    The first company that wanted to ‘connect the world’ wasn’t Google or Facebook

The first company that wanted to ‘connect the world’ wasn’t Google or Facebook

Marc Raboy is Professor and Beaverbrook Chair in Ethics, Media and Communications at McGill University and author of Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World. Professor Raboy was a Visiting Professor at LSE’s Department of Media and Communications between September 2015 and September 2016, and will deliver a public lecture on 11 October 2016. 

CEO Mark Zuckerberg attracted a lot of […]

August 24th, 2016|Featured, Telecoms|1 Comment|

Free to retransmit: time for a new model for PSB content?

What should the relationship be between public service broadcasters (PSBs) and distribution platforms such as Sky, and how can the existing model of sharing content best be reformed? In this post, Tom Evens, Senior Researcher at Ghent University and Visiting Fellow at LSE, reflects on the 2015 consultation paper issued by the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). 

In March 2015, the […]

March 22nd, 2016|Featured, Telecoms|0 Comments|

Ofcom’s Consumer Experience Report: A Reflection

Roger Darlington is Chair of the Consumer Forum for Communications and attended this week’s launch of Ofcom’s Consumer Experience report for 2016.

There is definitely a change of thinking in Ofcom about the length of publications. Last year’s draft Annual Plan was 81 pages but this year’s is only 29 pages. Last year, the Consumer Experience research report was 242 […]

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    Why the BT-EE merger challenges Ofcom’s wholesale remedies

Why the BT-EE merger challenges Ofcom’s wholesale remedies

Following a nine-month investigation, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has now given unconditional approval to BT’s acquisition of EE. Tom Evens, Senior Researcher at the University of Ghent and Visiting Fellow at LSE, analyses the merger and asks what impact it will have on the UK telecoms market, particularly in terms of competition and consumer choice.

The £12.5 […]

January 19th, 2016|Featured, Telecoms|0 Comments|