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October 21, 2016  10:55 AM

A welcome change of tone from government over FTTP broadband

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Digital UK", "Theresa May", Brexit, Broadband, BT, Digital economy, Digital government, fttc, FTTP, telecoms

As citizens of the UK try to decipher the new thinking and emerging rhetoric of a post-Brexit-vote government and a new Prime Minister, for us in tech there is already a welcome change of tone in one vital area. For six years, we were constantly told by

September 16, 2016  10:37 AM

UK needs to match – or better – Europe’s broadband and mobile ambitions

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Digital Economy Bill", 5G, Brexit, Broadband, BT, European Union, Mobile, Openreach, telecoms

A majority of the UK may have decided through the Brexit referendum that we officially don’t like the European Union, but as we work out what leaving it means,...


July 26, 2016  3:03 PM

BT needs to go the extra mile, to keep the last mile

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, BT, btopenreach, Ofcom, Openreach, telecoms

Imagine this. It’s the early years of the 20th century. While many people still get around using a horse and trap, cars have become affordable and more and more people are buying them. It’s clear to everyone that cars are going to replace horses in the next decade. And it’s equally obvious...


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.


July 17, 2015  11:43 AM

Digital Britain needs better broadband – are BT and rivals willing to share Openreach?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, BT, Ofcom, Openreach, regulation, Sky, TalkTalk, telecoms

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has formally put the future of BT's Openreach subsidiary into play - and hence the future structure of the UK's critically important broadband infrastructure....


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


July 18, 2013  1:33 PM

BT: Caring corporate or vampire death squid?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
4G, Broadband, BT, NAO, Ofcom, PAC, regulation, telecoms, Virgin Media

MPs on Parliamentary select committees do enjoy starting a good meme.

Thanks to Bernard Jenkin MP, chair of the Public Administration Select Committee, it is commonplace to describe


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