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Ofcom has announced that it is to end its initiative to ensure broadband migrations are carried out in line with regulations.

The communications regulator is closing the GC22 enforcement programme, which was first brought into action in February 2007 following the launch of new rules over the use of MAC codes for switching providers.

Over the past 12 months, complaints over the process have more than halved, which highlights that compliance has improved.

"Given this marked and consistent improvement across the industry, we have decided to close the enforcement programme," Ofcom added.

"However, Ofcom will continue to actively monitor the MAC-related complaint levels."

Earlier this year, Ofcom confirmed that competition in the UK broadband market appears to have benefited from its decision to call on BT to unbundle its lines.

Around six million unbundled lines – which see providers such as Sky provide their services over BT's network – are now in use across the UK.

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