Ofcom triple charges – Are your bills going up ?

Ofcom triple charges   Are your bills going up ?

Ofcom, the British telecoms regulator, has revealed it is about to increase the fees it draws from the UK’s network providers. Ofcom charge a rate for using the mobile airwaves, but they’re now cranking up the costs by almost a factor of three. Currently it draws £64.4m in fees but this is to be up’d to a eye-watering £199.6m a year.


Under the new charges, Vodafone and O2 will see their fees more than treble from £15.6m a year to £49.8m. EE’s charges will rise from £24.9m to £75m, while Three’s bill will go from £8.3m to £25m.

Ofcom triple charges   Are your bills going up ?

A Vodafone spokesman has responded to the fee increase by saying..

They represent a significant increase when we are already investing around £1bn on our network and services this year.

I can only see this extra revenue coming from one place, us the consumer. Dear reader, what’s your thoughts?

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