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June 30, 2013  8:42 AM

How vulnerable is your broadband? Why BT and Virgin should be referred to Competition Commission

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Birmingham, btgroup, Ofcom, Virgin, Virgin Media

I am a happy customer for BT Infinity but have no intention of scrapping the Sky Subscription that I took out when my Cable TV service failed shortly before Christmas (some years ago) and nobody fixed it. A recent BBC news article...

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April 5, 2013  10:05 AM

Should you really kick a regulator which is scared to do its job?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, Birmingham, btgroup, CSMG, MacQuarrie, Ofcom, Oftel, Shoreditch, Telewest

I do not always agree with Ian Grant but some of his recent posts illustrate why Ofcom really does need a good kicking - or should we instead stop kicking and give it the...


March 4, 2013  1:48 PM

UK has the potential to lead in a competitive online world. But has it the will?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
btgroup, IPTV, Telefónica, Virgin Media, Vodafone

The Sky take-over of O2 Broadband helps put recent manouverings, such as the BT invasion of the sports content market to try to get traffic for its Internet TV...


February 19, 2013  11:34 PM

What is the traditional telco model that is in “end game”?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Arqiva, AT&T, Broadband, bskyb, btgroup, Communications, DCMS, MacQuarrie, Marxism, Ofcom, Sky, Virgin, Vodafone

I was intrigued by a recent entry in BrokenTelephon3 which talked of "the end game for the traditional telco model". It was followed by comments attacking Ian Grant for confusingly juxtaposing...


February 18, 2013  11:56 AM

BT planning to buy EPSN from Disney: what does that say about UK Broadband Policy?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, bskyb, BT, btgroup, Disney, ESPN


February 7, 2013  11:15 AM

Is BT now a takeover target? If not, why not?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
AT&T, Broadband, BT, btgroup, liberty, Ofcom, take-over, Telecommunication, Verizon, Virgin, Vodafone

In the course of one of my recent blog entries I contrasted the BT claim (at a PICTFOR meeting) that it was not a utility but a new and innovative business with an investment...


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...


July 16, 2012  1:16 PM

Is BDUK a triumph or a disaster – and for whom?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Birmingham, Broadband, btgroup, cumbria, DCMS, Eurim, European Commission, Fujitsu, government, KPMG, Objections


June 15, 2012  6:26 AM

Can the BDUK framework survive Birmingham and Cumbria on top of Westminster?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Birmingham, Broadband, BT, btgroup, cumbria, DCMS, Labour, Leveson, Olympic, Olympics, Sky, Vodafone, Westminster, Whitehall

Ian Grant's latest Broken Telegraph post indicates that the BDUK framework has finally run its course, having delayed the roll out of rural broadband until after Olympics. Whether or not...


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