When IT Meets Politics:

October, 2015


October 27, 2015  9:27 AM

What should be the post Talk Talk Universal Broadband Service Obligation and what role for BT?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Airbus, Alcatel-Lucent, BAe, BBfix, Deloitte, Huawei, KPMG, Ofcom, PWC, tUSO, Vodafone

It is still unclear whether Talk Talk is suffering for refusing to pay blackmail and

October 24, 2015  8:50 AM

From Ashley Madison to Talk Talk: time for “Partnership Policing” for the online world

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cybercrime

It is now a decade since publication of the six papers produced in the course of the two year EURIM-IPPR into "Partnership Policing for the Information Society study". Ministers welcomed the fifty or so recommendations: from...


October 19, 2015  12:57 PM

Securing access to world class broadband for your business, your customers and your community

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, Apple, B4RN, backhaul, BDUK, Broadband, chokepoints, EE, fibre, gfast, Gigaclear, gpon, Hyperoptic, IFB, ios9, IPv6, ITS, Openreach, P2P, Sky, Virgin, WiSpire

One of the messages from the party conferences and from the last week's parliamentary debate is that Broadband is the fourth utility, without which modern life grind would grind...


October 16, 2015  1:57 PM

Messages from the House of Commons Broadband Notspot Debate: over 40 MPs contributing

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Carillion, DCMS, Defra, Morrison, notspot, Openreach, Sky

During the run up to the Party Conferences I was asked whether BT's recent messages about using "community partnerships" to deliver broadband to "hard to reach " areas marked a change of heart, or were just to defuse criticism in...


October 16, 2015  9:00 AM

If the separation of Openreach is the answer, what was the question?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, Ofcom, Openreach, Virgin Media

BT has threatened to to go to law and delay or reduce its infrastructure investment programme if Ofcom attempts to break it up. In an


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