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March 17, 2017  11:41 AM

UK digital progress must not be hindered by Brexit uncertainty

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Digital UK", 5G, Brexit, Broadband, Digital government, EU, fibre, IT jobs, IT skills

Let’s think about the UK in 2027 for a moment. By then, just 10 years from now, we will have been out of the EU for eight years. We might not even be the UK any more, but if we are, the population is likely to have grown to 70 million,

November 25, 2016  10:26 AM

The digital economy and the Autumn Statement: Good start, please do more

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Government of the United Kingdom", 5G, Broadband, Digital economy, fibre, fttc, FTTP, mobile network

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement showed a welcome and necessary understanding of the need to look at the long-term future of the UK’s...


February 19, 2016  11:39 AM

Will Ofcom break up BT? Probably not – but it must enable fibre broadband fit for the future

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, BT, fibre, Ofcom, Openreach, regulation, telecoms

Next week sees an announcement that will set the scene for the next 20 years of the UK's digital infrastructure.

Ofcom's review of the communications market is due out within days and...


September 25, 2015  1:22 PM

Ofcom review should aspire to a broadband infrastructure that is the envy of the world

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, BT, fibre, fttc, Ofcom, Openreach, Sky, TalkTalk, telecoms, Vodafone

Perhaps Ofcom should review the UK communications market every year - because its current one certainly seems to be causing waves at BT.


December 19, 2014  12:33 PM

Is BT buying EE a step towards selling off Openreach?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, BT, fibre, Networking, Ofcom, Openreach

BT is changing. Under CEO Gavin Patterson, the former monopoly telecoms giant has expanded into content through BT Sport, paying heavily for broadcast...


June 6, 2014  2:42 PM

Russia invests £2.8bn to deliver 10Mbps fibre broadband across the country

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, fibre, Russia, Skolkovo, tech startups, telecoms

Earlier this week, I was in Moscow, visiting the Skolkovo Innovation Centre, Russia's $15bn attempt to create a tech startup environment to


December 10, 2010  12:34 PM

Broadband will be an ideological test case for this government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, BT, EU, fibre, government

The future for broadband in the UK is a critical economic and political issue - perhaps the only technology that has come to deserve such high-level government attention.

It has also become an increasingly emotional topic of debate. After last week's announcement of the government's...


September 27, 2010  11:42 AM

Digging for victory in next-generation broadband

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, BT, fibre

Broadband coverage outside of major towns and cities has been a sore point for rural communities for some time. It is easy for well-connected urban users to forget just what a pain the lack of service can be for individuals and small businesses in remote parts of the UK.

BT seems to win...


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