Communications Market Report

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The Advisory Committee for Scotland (ACS) discusses a wide range of questions each year as part of its regular advice to Ofcom.

When Ofcom’s annual Communications Market Report (CMR) on Scotland is being compiled, we always comment on the findings before they become public. Now that the CMR for Scotland been published, it’s worth highlighting a few key issues.

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Local issues brought into sharp focus
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Ofcom’s recently published Communications Market Report for 2013 contains a wealth of detail about the way our social structures and interactions are changing with the rapid advance of mobile technology.  Patterns of leisure that once would have taken years to shift have radically re-aligned in a year.

A corner has been turned
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I’m in India where I’m making a film about the slum children of Kolkata.

It strikes me how lucky I am. For these kids survival is all; access to clean water, nutritious food and shelter, everything we take for granted. They still use chalk and slate in infant classes, a far cry from even the most deprived areas of Britain.

Internet take-up highest among Indians in Britain
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Earlier this week Ofcom produced its eighth annual Communications Market report. Reports of the UK report majored on Ofcom data relating to "the extent to which the UK has become addicted to smartphones, with people confessing to using them everywhere from the dining table to the bathroom and bedroom."

Links to some of the media coverage for Ofcom's 2011 Communications Market Report.
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