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Communications


June 26, 2018  10:24 AM

Addressing the Digital Infrastructure Skills Crisis

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apprenticeship, Communications, Digital infrastructure

Capital investment in UK broadband infrastructure has quadrupled over the past two years, albeit it has not yet recovered to the level before local loop unbundling. This has revealed severe shortages in the supply of the skills to construct and/or upgrade networks. The problem will get worse as...

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


February 3, 2014  12:45 PM

Is investment in UK/EU Broadband (fixed and mobile) falling – and, if so, why?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BT Retail, btgroup, Capex, Communications, Crapband, decline, investment, McAfee, Ofcom, Openreach, regulation, Sky, Surveillance, Vodafone

At a recent event on European Communications policy, held under the Chatham House rule, the audience was told that revenues and investment across the European...


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...


August 10, 2011  9:15 AM

Do the recent riots make a new business case for Cloud computing

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
arson, Cloud Computing, Communications, Lightning, Resilience, riots

In his blog on the impact or otherwise of the recent Cloud outages caused by lightning strikes in...

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