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October 13, 2016  11:56 AM

Theresa May has embraced Gigabit Britain. How will her ministers ensure delivery?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
backhaul, BT Retail, Carillion, competition, copper, CTF, CTIL, Fujitsu, Gigaclear, Inca, Maintenance, O2, Sky, Vodafone, Yoti

When the Prime Minister used her closing conference speech to say it is "just not right" that "half of people living in rural areas, and so many small businesses, can't get a decent broadband connection" we knew something really had changed.

September 27, 2016  10:08 AM

Broadband at the Party Conferences: why it matters

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
"Digital Economy Bill", backhaul, Brexit, Broadband, BT, ECC, Inca, monopoly, Openreach, Sky, Vodafone

Without a surge of investment in "future ready" fibre and wireless networks next spring, the UK will fall behind France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Spain, let alone Scandinavia and the Pacific Rim before the Brexit negotiations are complete.  If so, Brexit might indeed be the disaster the...


August 25, 2015  9:10 PM

The politics of access and wayleave charges

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Bristol, BT, CCTV, CLAB, DCMS, ECC, EE, Gigaclear, Gloucester, Inca, Mobile, NFU, Ofcom, Openreach, RIBA, RICS, Virgin, Vodafone

The difference between the costs quoted by BT for upgrading its legacy network and those quoted by its competitors for building new fibre networks puzzles those in Devon and Somerset who compare the compare the deal their council was being pressured to accept with those made by Gloucestershire and...


August 25, 2015  2:19 PM

Its not rocket science, just a WAN in a hostile environment

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BT, Inca, O2, Vodafone

It was delighted to see the reference to Gigaplus Argyll in the article on


August 24, 2015  2:52 PM

Transforming broadband across the UK – not just Bristol

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
B4RN, Bristol, BT, Cisco, Devon, FTS, Gigaclear, Inca, kent, LEP, Metronet, Microsoft, Somerset, Stokab, Teliasonera

The transformation of the UK broadband market over the past year is illustrated by presence of BT, 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


July 20, 2015  1:02 PM

BT declares war on Ofcom – your opportunity to help reset the UK regulatory landscape

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
21CN, Broadband, competition, DCMS, EE, Gigaclear, Inca, ITS, lDCIS, Ofcom, Openreach, Virgin Media

I  was intrigued by Gavin Patterson's reported attack on Ofcom for even raising the question of separating out...

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December 6, 2014  10:03 AM

Yesterday I learned why our forecasts of broadband demand are so wrong

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
3G, 4G, Broadband, EE, Inca, Ofcom, Quadplay

Yesterday I attended the excellent INCA Super Connected Cities seminar in Birmingham at which two contrasting examples of the effect of providing fibre services to...


September 18, 2014  4:22 PM

Political uncertainty is the biggest barrier to creating a UK broadband infrastructure

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BCS, C&G, CLA, DCIS, DCMS, DPA, FCS, FISP, FSB, Inca, INTUG, ISOC-UK, LEP, NEN, Network, PSNGB, techUK

How many times a day, week, month or year would you be dead if your Internet connection was your life support system. I...


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


July 21, 2014  11:52 AM

Is the BT Business Broadband monopoly about to crumble? How will it respond?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BT, Coventry, FCS, FSB, GEO, Gigaclear, Hyperoptic, Inca, London, Peterbourgh, Shoreditch, Sky, Smithfield, United Kingdom, Virgin, York

I recently blogged on the demand aggregation exercise being organised by the City of London  A couple of days later I received a note on the current state of


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