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December 7, 2015  12:47 PM

Ofcom consults on plans to tackle the UK Communications Confusopoly

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, CMA, confusopoly, copper, DCMS, fibre, FSB, Huawei, INTUG, IoD, monopoly, Ofcom, Zayo

Ofcom has just published its Proposed Annual Plan for 2016/17  with a deadline of 26th February 2016 for responses. It has three clear objectives:

  1. Promote...

December 1, 2015  9:43 AM

Could London match Singapore with unsubsidised fibre to the flat?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Alcatel-Lucent, boardband, Cisco, EE, Ericsson, fixed, fttc, FTTP, gfast, Huawei, Hyperoptic, Internet of Things, lifi, London, M2M, molile, Singapore, UO, VoIP, Wifi

Singapore and Hongkong are London's most dangerous global financial services rivals and also have the best big city broadband. What do we and they they have in common? The high proportion of residents who live and work in housing and office complexes which are cheap to fibre up - provided this is...


October 27, 2015  9:27 AM

What should be the post Talk Talk Universal Broadband Service Obligation and what role for BT?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Airbus, Alcatel-Lucent, BAe, BBfix, Deloitte, Huawei, KPMG, Ofcom, PWC, tUSO, Vodafone

It is still unclear whether Talk Talk is suffering for refusing to pay blackmail and


April 26, 2014  7:49 AM

Is BT postponing broadband roll out to fund a content price war?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Alcatel-Lucent, Barnsley, BDUK, Broadband, Bromsgrove, bskyb, Fluidata, government, Holborn, Inca, Ofcom, PAC, roll-out, Wapping, Whitehall

When I blogged last July on the way that BT was delaying the roll out of fibre to cabinet to inner city areas and locations with a majority of business lines, the exchanges for


December 12, 2013  11:13 AM

Norwegian noir meets cybercrime: a Snowden age “faction” stocking filler for your CEO

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Alcatel-Lucent, CEO, Cyber security, Edward Snowden, eNikita, FBI, GCHQ, guardian, HMRC, McMafia, NSA, Oslo

Last night I had dinner with Carlos Solari, sometime White House CIO and V-P Security for Alcatel-Lucent and CSC, now co-author of


August 21, 2012  9:06 AM

What has 24 mbps to do with the fastest broadband in Europe by 2015?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, Akamai, Alcatel-Lucent, Arqiva, BDUK, britain, Broadband, Google, Internet of Things, NIRTS, Ofcom, Olympic, Virgin, Vodafone

The press reports of the speech delivered yesterday by the Jeremy Hunt at Google's new complex are intriguing. So too is the script released by DCMS. I remain...


October 27, 2010  2:38 PM

Can society afford to rely on security by afterthought not design?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
(ISC)2, Afterthought, Alcatel-Lucent, BCS, CESG, CPNI, CSC, EADS, Fujitsu, IBM, Identrust, IET, IISP, ISACA, ISSA, Logica, OGC, OSC

On 18th October, when the Government launched its security strategy, the Home Secretary, Theresa May argued that attacks on computer networks are among the biggest threats to the UK.  On 20th October the...


March 10, 2010  6:55 PM

Have we really got the will to deliver digital inclusion?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Alcatel-Lucent, Babcock, BT, O2, Thales, Virgin, Vodafone

Today at the Digital Inclusion Conference, after an introduction by the Prime Minister, Stephen Timms


October 6, 2009  4:22 PM

Full house for broadband in Manchester

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Alcatel-Lucent, Avanti, Broadband, Eurim, Notspots

Sixty delegates crammed into a room for 40 for the Conservative Technology Forum meeting on "Accessible broadband for all" at the party conference. Perhaps the high spot of the discussion was a speaker volunteering to deliver 2 megs inside two weeks and upgrading it to ten megs next...


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