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August 29, 2019  10:04 AM

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Broadband

The other day, the government announced yet another consultation on the future of the UK's digital networking infrastructure, this time exploring the possibility of liberalising the planning...

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August 5, 2019  12:21 PM

Britain won’t have 100% full-fibre by 2025. One horrible – if speculative – version of why not

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Broadband

On 24 July 2019, as jubilant Conservative party members emerged from Boris Johnson's victory speech in Westminster, one supporter was heard to remark Johnson had promised to


June 27, 2019  2:16 PM

Why are regulations still hindering connectivity?

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Connectivity

This is a guest blog post by Tom Dailey, chief international legal, policy and regulatory officer at Verizon


The regulatory and policy landscape is a really important topic for all businesses given the ubiquity of connectivity in today's digital economy and society. One major...


May 8, 2019  9:33 AM

Is BT’s boss about to make his mark with new full-fibre targets?

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Broadband

BT’s new chief executive, Philip Jansen, is to revise Openreach’s targets for its full-fibre broadband network roll-out upwards when he reveals BT’s full-year financial results on Thursday 9 May, according to...


April 17, 2019  12:48 PM

Cutting off the internet is a TERRIBLE idea, whether or not you agree with Extinction Rebellion

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Internet

Many people using the London Underground today will likely have noticed that the usual Virgin Media-run Wi-Fi service is not working. Some might even have been mildly...


March 21, 2019  11:41 AM

Remainers accidentally DDoS the British government

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
DDOS, Internet

With eight days until the UK's scheduled exit from the European Union, a prime minister who has lost control, a paralysed political system, and Britain reduced to a laughing stock on the world stage as it limps...


January 8, 2019  10:34 AM

Yes. All homes WILL need gigabit broadband speeds!

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Broadband

As the UK's full-fibre broadband roll-out gathers pace through 2018 and into 2019, many people continue to believe gigabit services are unnecessary overkill. CityFibre's...


October 19, 2018  11:11 AM

Will SDN replace MPLS? Not so fast

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
MPLS, SD-WAN, SDN

This is a guest blog post by Tony Judd, MD UKI and Benelux at Verizon With the popularity of new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the


May 16, 2018  3:32 PM

BT’s network convergence strategy is a win: nobody’s talking about full-fibre broadband today

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Broadband

After yet another set of lacklustre earnings and with over 10,000 staff facing the axe, embattled BT CEO Gavin Patterson needed a quick win. 


May 11, 2018  10:38 AM

Do ISPs need to do more to protect their users from scams?

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton
Broadband, Fraud prevention, Telephony

Are Britain’s internet service providers (ISPs) coming up short when it comes to helping their less tech-savvy users protect themselves against the scourge of telephone scams and online...

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