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February 4, 2013  1:04 PM

The Midsomer Broadband Murders were only the start of the slaughter.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Arqiva, BDUK, Birmingham, Broadband, btgroup, Internet of Things, PICTFOR, Sky, Virgin, Vodafone

A couple of weeks ago I blogged on "Midsomers Murders: The Broadband Killings" . On Monday at the PICTFOR Broadband meeting...

January 7, 2013  9:00 AM

Superslow and even more furious: the PX Report is a Curate’s Egg

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, BBC iPlayer, BDUK, btopenreach, CESG, CPNI, DEDCC, dwp, Labour, Ofcom

The Policy Exchange report "


December 28, 2012  5:01 PM

What are the predictions for HMG ICT in 2013 – beginning with the good news from BDUK and DWP.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Cabinet office, dwp, MoJ, NHS, PSN, UKBA, Universal Credit

The rush of material released just before Christmas contains some snippets of good news. And good news is all too often ignored (including, I must confess) by me.

1) It looks as though the PSN and


November 13, 2012  7:27 AM

Broadband: from speed through bandwidth rationing to active traffic management to quality of service

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Broadband, DCMS, IGF, Internet protocol, Net Neutrality, service provider, Traffic management, Wapping, WCIT

Those of you who have moved from 5 to 15 to 50 mbs broadband will have discovered that it does not always lead to significant improvement in delivered service. The causes are many and varied: from line quality, through PC security to "traffic management" at various levels.

At...


September 30, 2012  6:16 PM

New Minister brings outbreak of common sense to UK Communications policy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, BDUK, Broadband, DCMS

The news that Maria Miller has called in the Mobile Operators for a round table at which she will offer to bring forward the 4G auction, provided they stop playing legal games, indicates why we...


September 8, 2012  12:44 PM

New DCMS minister releases evidence of BDUK failure

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Broadband, DCMS, Gigaclear, LINX, PSN

Maria Miller has acted fast to announce long overdue measures to remove some of the planning obstacles to the installation of new, lower cost, fibre networks. This is linked to the release of a


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...


August 14, 2012  8:34 AM

Lessons from the Olympics: The recovery will not be outsourced

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Accenture, Andersen, BBC, BDUK, Cabinet office, CSC, cuts, dwp, European Union, Fujitsu, G4S, ID CARD, Labour, NPfIT, Outsourcing, PFI, PSN, Smart meter

The BBC summarises an article in...


July 31, 2012  9:30 AM

Lords support Commission Against BDUK Framework

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, BDUK, DCMS, DECC, European Commission

Chapter 3 Paragraph 59 of the House of Lords Communications Committee report looks like the coup de grace for the BDUK framework. "We endorse the Commission's suggestion that open access to dark fibre at...


July 25, 2012  7:48 PM

UK Telcos and ISPs split over broadband rationing

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, BDUK, Inca, Net Neutrality, newspeak, Ofgem, Oftel, Virgin Media, Vodafone

In a BBC news item today "ISPs split over UK Open Internet code of practice" the term "Open Internet" has replaced "Net Neutrality" as newspeak  for bandwidth rationing in much the same way...


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