Ofcom Mobile Sector Assessment Interactive Executive Summary

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 Our principal statutory duties are “(a) to further the interests of citizens in relation to communications matters; and (b) to further the interests of consumers in relevant markets, where appropriate by promoting competition".These two obligations, as well as our duty to encourage innovation, are at the heart of this Assessment.


Will Goodall on 6 September 2008 at 12:38am

Once again Ofcom ignores the MANDATORY caveat to section 3(1)...

"3(3) In performing their duties under subsection (1), OFCOM must have regard, in all cases, to—

(a) the principles under which regulatory activities should be transparent, accountable, proportionate, consistent and targeted only at cases in which action is needed;"

"MUST HAVE REGARD IN ALL CASES", surely is worth mentioning for balance?

For more detail on FleXtel's position with respect to Ofcom's recent performance in this area, see:
"Working with Ofcom for Consumer Empowerment"

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