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OFCOM

abbreviation for OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS.
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Remember, of course, that it was Oftel that promised consumers greater choice by scrapping BT's monopoly.
Chief executive Bill Allan said: "We were extremely concerned and disappointed by the results of the Oftel survey.
However, he was critical of the way Oftel had managed the switch.
Oftel will switch off all 192 services onAugust 24.
Oftel deputy director general Peter Waller said: ``Some operators already have codes of practice for disconnection in place.
Vodafone said Oftel had failed to recognise the substantial costs of building the new 3G networks which will offer fast internet access.
Orange is due to impose the latest reduction with effect from July 1, which is close to the "three week" timescale quoted for the completion of the Oftel investigation.
It currently says that its planned rollout of ADSL later this year, which would offer unmetered net access for fixed monthly fees, will be shelved unless Oftel gives it a three-year monopoly on the technology.
Oftel goes on to state that both dial-up and broadband Internet access is less expensive in the UK than in other European countries.
UK telecomms regulator Oftel has claimed that the next year will see 1m Britons signing up for a broadband Internet connection.
However, in the short-term consumers are likely to be bamboozled by choice and Oftel needs to work more fully with companies to publicise the information on tariffs for consumers.
Richard Burden (below), Labour MP for Birmingham Northfield and a member of the Commons Trade and Industry Select Committee, has written to telecommunications watchdog Oftel demanding tougher action to protect the consumer.