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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


August 19, 2014  11:22 AM

How does the UK move to a high resilience, secure and ubiquitous, post-internet, any-to-any “mesh”?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
21CN, Amazon, Apple, B4RN, BDUK, Broadband, btgroup, Cisco, Coventry, Crapband, cumbria, DCMS, e-Bay, easynet, Ercisson, Facebook, FSB, gigabit, Gigaclear, Gowex, Huawei, Hyperoptic, Inca, Internet, IPv6, ITS, Kirklees, LINX, Metroland, Netflix, Ofcom, Openreach, Peterborough, PSN, Skype, superfast, twitter, Utility, Virgin, Virgin Media, Worldcom, York

A couple of days ago I said that the importance of the


December 19, 2013  8:21 PM

Whose governance do you trust most (or least): The Guardian, Google or GCHQ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Google, Governance, governanceSecurity, guardian, Hackers, Huawei, Internet, LEO, obama, privacy, Snowden, social inclusion, Surveillance

Recently I have been privileged to sit in on a number of discussions:

- on security and surveillance in the post Snowden world and the effectiveness or otherwise of the various initiatives being touted by those with no more understanding of what is happening today than those who...


October 24, 2009  9:05 AM

What is not different about the Internet?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cisco, Cybercrud, Google, Huawei, IPv6, Microsoft, Ofcom, YouTube

I enjoyed Government 2010 on Thursday despite the tunnel vision of enthusiasts who believe the Internet changes everything but will nonetheless be much the same in 2015 as it is today. That may, unfortunately, be...


August 8, 2009  11:41 AM

Has Ofcom passed its sell-by date?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Huawei, Ofcom

Those involved in the pre-legislative scrutiny of the Communications Act 2003 which created Ofcom were well aware of the need to subsequently review implementation and...


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