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June 17, 2016  11:21 AM

Lack of co-operation on cyber skills costs London more than membership of the EU costs the UK

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BCS, Brexit, Cisco, CompTIA, CREST, IBM, IET, ISACA, London, NCA

I have been asked to change the headline of my blog yesterday on the case for supporting a London Cyber Security Skills...

March 28, 2016  7:42 PM

Government Digital Strategy and universal service obligation offer opportunity for rethink

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
10Mbps, Akamai, Apple, Atos, BBC, Brexit, BT, Camden, Digital strategy, Fintech, GDS, Google, London, Netflix, OTT, Salford, Sky, social inclusion, USO, Vodafone, Zayo

The government has postponed the announcement of its new Digital Strategy immediately after launching a


March 22, 2016  1:00 PM

The Budget for Broadband was last year: this year it is time to act

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, 5G, Bazalgette, Broadband, BT, budget, Cabinets, fixed, Flooding, IPv4, London, Mobile, Thinkbroadband, Wiredscore, Zayo

The Government Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy, announced with last years budget included plans to underwrite broadband investment from a 40 billion infrastructure fund -...


March 16, 2016  1:10 PM

Salford Council leads the way into a world of smart council estates

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Hyperoptic, London, Manchester, Mayor, Pitcom, Salford, Singapore, smart city

The news that Salford has done a deal to install gigabit fibre to its council estates, taking action while others still talk vision, should come as no surprise to those who have had...


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...


November 30, 2015  12:37 PM

Will publicity for Northamptonshire Open Market Review help open up UK broadband market?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, IP, London, OJEU, OMR, Openreach, Redburn, Singapore

Northamptonshire has announced an "Open Market Review" to help plan an invitation to tender to provide broadband services to those who will not be covered by its Phase 1 and 2...


July 1, 2015  9:27 AM

Transforming participation in Digital Skills programmes by involving MPs

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apprenticeship, Digital skills, European Union, London

Redeploying welfare funding to support 3 million new apprenticeships was one of David Cameron's most highly publicized election pledges. We can expect to hear more in the budget this week....


February 5, 2015  11:18 AM

Westminster debates Rural Broadband, meanwhile it’s quicker by bike less than a mile away

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, City, Crapband, CTF, Defra, Hansard, Labour, Libdem, London, Notspots, rural, Soho, UKIP

The DEFRA Select Committee report on "Rural Broadband and Digital Only Services" was published on Tuesday. Yesterday 18 backbench MPs, almost all Conservatives from Rural Consituencies, contributed to a...


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


July 10, 2014  11:17 AM

Are you suffering from Crapband in the City? Tell the Corporation.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
3G, 4G, BDUK, Birmingham, Bishopsgate, Broadband, BT, Crapband, DCMS, fibre, London, Mobile, Shoreditch, SME, Stokab, voucher

The problem of crapband (slow and unreliable mobile and as poor fixed line services) in the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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