On 4 August 2011, Ofcom published its eighth annual Communications Market Report (Report). The Report sets out Ofcom’s findings in relation to the communications sector for the last year and supports Ofcom’s research into regulatory markets and Ofcom’s goal to remain at the forefront of technological understanding.
The Report scrutinises key market trends in certain UK communications markets (UK television, radio and other audio, internet and web based content, and telecoms and networks). Furthermore, due to the rapid technological advancement over the last decade, the Report also focuses on key developments that have taken place during this time - particularly the increased use of smartphones.
The Report is supplemented by reports that set out the key findings for each of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.