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February 19, 2017  12:29 PM

Can Google and Facebook clean up on-line advertising in time?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Facebook, Google, Jaguar, Ofcom

Shortly after the news that Jaguar has pulled its on-line advertising because its adverts were appearing...

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February 3, 2017  2:47 PM

Funding Full Fibre Networks – what if BT cannot afford its share?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Arqiva, Broadband, BT, CTIL, Funding, Gigaclear, Hyperoptic, Infrastructure, investment, JISC, O2, Ofcom, Virgin, Vodafone, Zayo

On February 2nd the chairman of BT Openreach finally admitted that they have seriously under-invested in upgrades and maintenance over recent years  . On February 3rd


August 9, 2016  8:09 PM

Did Ofcom bottle it against the Premier league? Or did it have its priorities right?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
backhaul, Brexit, Broadband, BT, DPA, Ofcom, PIA, Sky

Ofcom has ended its investigation into the Premier League contracts. It has been widely accused of


July 30, 2016  11:15 AM

Which is more important to the future of BT? Quadplay or a Converged Utility with EE?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, BT, convergence, EE, fibre, fttc, G.fast, LINX, Ofcom, Openreach, Uncategorized

BT may be resisting the forced separation of Openreach but its wider business strategy is unclear and it is unlikely to be able to fund both its quadplay ambitions and the investment needed to provide the reliability, resilience and security, not just response times, its customers are increasingly...


April 18, 2016  11:25 AM

Towards Gigabit/Full-Fibre Britain by 2025: Ed Vaizey and Sharon White change the game plan

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Arqiva, B4RN, Broadband, Callflow, Cityfibre, Clutton, Conerstone, Cornerstone, CTIL, G.fast, GDS, Hyperoptic, ITS, MBNL, Ofcom, Openreach, Verify, Wiredscore, Zayo

The announcement of the Government's Digital Strategy has been postponed until after the Referendum but some of the elements are emerging. One is the death of Verify,


April 4, 2016  11:29 AM

The battle for London’s broadband vote: How are Mayoral candidates responding?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, Colt, FISP, Hibernia, Mayor, O2, O22, Ofcom, tfl, Venus, Zayo


On April 1st the Daily Mail published a map of UK broadband speeds  under the headline "How fast is your broadband"...


March 14, 2016  10:41 AM

Ofcom got it right: BT is likely to give better service whole but scared of being broken up

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, BT, Fintech, G.fast, LINX, Ofcom, smart city

The


February 19, 2016  9:26 PM

Needed – facts about broadband: What “facts” do we really need?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
3, Aberdeen, Amazon, Arqiva, Bristol, Broadband, BT, CGI, Colt, Coventry, DCMS, edinburgh, EE, Facebook, fibre, Fujitsu, Gigaclear, Google, Hammersmith, HP, Hyperoptic, IBM, ITS, Microsoft, Netflix, O2, Ofcom, Openreach, Peterborough, Sky, SSE, Virgin, Vodafone, Woking, Zayo

The


February 2, 2016  9:13 PM

Who is winning the Broadband war? BT, Sky, Virgin or the Altnets

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Gigaclear, Hyperoptic, Ofcom, Plusnet, Virgin Media

BT claims to have achieved a 71% share of new broadband customers  in the most recent quarter. But...


December 31, 2015  11:01 AM

Will Ofcom drop the ATVOD ball on age checking and content regulation tomorrow?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ATVOD, Ofcom, Watershed

Tomorrow Ofcom takes control of "on demand" content back from ATVOD and s said to plan to align it more closely with linear TV.

Last year the Prime Minister


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