When IT Meets Politics:

cartel


August 28, 2017  11:41 AM

The IT Policy “Elephants in the Room” – the taboo policy issues

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, cartel, IPR, newspeak, PICTFOR

The PICTFOR summer reception on Wednesday 23rd...

November 26, 2014  10:22 AM

The pan-European rush to create a new generation of communications monopolies and put up prices

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, BT, cartel, Communications, EE, EU, monopoly, O2

Further to my recent blog on why the possible BT - O2 or EE merger is born of weakness or strength, one of my readers has drawn my attention to


June 26, 2014  9:42 AM

I apologise for sloppy blogging: I should have said oligopoly not cartel yesterday

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cartel, OFT, oligopoly

Chris Keeler correctly pulled me up for using the work "Cartel" yesterday when I should have said " 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


May 6, 2014  10:21 AM

If fibre to business communities has payback in months not years, why is it not happening?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
anti-trust, Arqiva, B4RN, Barnsley, Birmingham, BT, cartel, Croglin, fibre, FTTP, Funding, Halifax, Inca, Internet, Landlords, Mayfair, PFI, PPE, Premises, railways, Rightmove, Sky, Soho, Virgin

I have received interesting feedback to my blog on the way that crapband is crippling the UK's creative industry clusters in Soho and Mayfair, forcing them to relocate to those...


July 26, 2013  11:33 AM

What is Amazon’s objective? It does not appear to profit from wiping out offline traders?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Amazon.com, anti-trust, cartel, growth, Morgan, Recession, VAT

The article today in the Register on Amazon's "profit eating" strategy  raises interesting questions, Why should government's or shareholders, around the world, tolerate a business that wipes out those paying local sales...


February 25, 2010  12:19 PM

Envisioning the future versus Digital Myopia

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, cartel, Ofcom

An exchange at the beginning on the first session of the BIS Select Committee Broadband Enquiry encapsulates what is a stake in the current broadband debate. The Chairman asked what was driving demand for super high speed other than inter-active gaming. One witness said "Video". Another...


September 8, 2008  8:43 AM

A Cartel Masquerading as Anarchy: who governs the Internet?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cartel, China, Google, Guomindang, Microsoft

The Internet is the most concentrated and regulated communications system the world has ever known. Players like Google or Microsoft take a far larger revenue share of the markets within which they operate than Standard Oil, Ma Bell or...


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