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Ofcom

(ˈɒfkɒm)
n acronym for
(Telecommunications) (in Britain)Office of Communications: a government body regulating the telecommunications industries; a super-regulator merging the Radio Authority, Independent Television Commission, and Oftel
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Hendon also served as CEO of the UK's Radiocommunications Agency, which managed Britain's radio spectrum until the establishment of Ofcom.
They are the UK atomic energy constabulary, the Scottish drugs enforcement agency, the maritime and coastguard agency, the financial services authority, the office for the police ombudsman in Northern Ireland, and the radiocommunications agency. Ambulance services and fire brigades will also have automatic access for the investigation of hoax calls.
UK-based Antenova has announced a contract with the Radiocommunications Agency to develop multi-input multi-output (MIMO) prototype antenna arrays.
The Radiocommunications Agency, which is part of the Department of Trade and Industry, said: "It is illegal to install or use these devices."
The ITC - along with the Broadcasting Standards Commission, the Radio Authority, Oftel and the Radiocommunications Agency - will hand over the regulatory baton to Ofcom, the Office of Communications.
The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested following Radiocommunications Agency investigations into a pirate station operating and broadcasting from premises in Penarth.
When it comes into being this fall, Ofcom, the nickname for the Office of Communications, will wrap together the Broadcasting Standards Commission, the Independent TV Commission, the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel), the Radiocommunications Agency and the Radio Authority.
Belfast City Hospital Trust wouldn't comment on its mast's proximity to the cancer centre and said it relied on regular checks by the Radiocommunications Agency to determine the safety of its mast.
The OFCOM Board will oversee the creation of the new independent regulatory body, covering broadcasting, telecommunications and the responsibilities of the Broadcasting Standards Commission (BSC), the Independent Television Commission (ITC), the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel), the Radio Authority and the Radiocommunications Agency.
The Ofcom board will oversee the creation of the new independent regulatory body covering broadcasting, telecommunications and the responsibilities of the existing regulators in these sectors, the Broadcasting Standards Commission (BSC), the Independent Television Commission (ITC), the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel), the Radio Authority and the Radiocommunications Agency.
Ofcom will replace the Independent Television Commission, the Radio Authority, the Broadcasting Standards Commission, Oftel and the Radiocommunications Agency.