When IT Meets Politics:

5G


July 9, 2018  12:06 PM

Guidance today for a 5G/IoT World Tomorrow

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
5G, IET, iot, Planning

IET to address the 5G/IoT Confusopoly A major obstacle to planning today for the world of tomorrow is the confusopoly of current and potential operating systems and standards and the lack of information as to which products and services are intended to be capable of...

November 23, 2016  7:43 PM

Bye bye business rates on full fibre broadband

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
5G, Broadband, iot

The announcement of a Business Rates holiday for full fibre broadband investment from April 1st is a tribute to the hard work put in by many players. It is also, perhaps, the cheapest give away the Chancellor has ever made. I calculate the net cost as zero. From almost the first month it will...


November 3, 2016  10:45 AM

Homebuilders Federation opposes fibre to the home policy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
5G, fibre, Gigaclear, Uncategorized

The Home Builders Federation has formally opposed proposals, in its new town plan, by Ashford Borough Council


March 22, 2016  1:00 PM

The Budget for Broadband was last year: this year it is time to act

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, 5G, Bazalgette, Broadband, BT, budget, Cabinets, fixed, Flooding, IPv4, London, Mobile, Thinkbroadband, Wiredscore, Zayo

The Government Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy, announced with last years budget included plans to underwrite broadband investment from a 40 billion infrastructure fund -...


January 23, 2016  10:15 AM

“The BIG Issue” – can DCMS safely ignore over 120 MPs protesting over constituency broadba[n]d

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, 5G, Arqiva, Bristol, BT, CMA, EE, Gigaclear

The British Infrastructure Group report publicised in the Daily Telegraph today uses available data (assembled by the House of Commons Library)...


May 11, 2015  4:50 PM

What difference will the election result make to the Digital World?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, 5G, apprenticeships, BDUK, BT, Capita, dwp, European Union, HMRC, IPv6, MITIE, NAO, Serco, SME, Socitm, Universal Credit

The first and most obvious difference that the election has made is that sterling and the stock market have both risen: with telecoms (BT and Colt) and outsourcing companies (Capita, MITIE and Serco) rising above the trend. The general rise indicates that the pressure on public finances is...


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