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Former NTL boss Stephen Carter has been appointed chief executive of the new telecoms and media regulator, Ofcom, it was confirmed today.

Mr Carter (38) described the chance of taking on the new post as "irresistible". He will take up his new job on March 1.

His first job will be to help create the organisation, which is replacing five regulators, including Oftel and the Broadcasting Standards Commission.

Said Mr Carter in a statement: "An effective Ofcom is critical for all media and communications businesses. For me the opportunity was an irresistible one."

Mr Carter was born in Scotland and graduated with a law degree from the University of Aberdeen. Which is nice. (No it's not - Ed) ®

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