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February 3, 2017  2:47 PM

Funding Full Fibre Networks – what if BT cannot afford its share?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Arqiva, Broadband, BT, CTIL, Funding, Gigaclear, Hyperoptic, Infrastructure, investment, JISC, O2, Ofcom, Virgin, Vodafone, Zayo

On February 2nd the chairman of BT Openreach finally admitted that they have seriously under-invested in upgrades and maintenance over recent years  . On February 3rd

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.


April 4, 2016  11:29 AM

The battle for London’s broadband vote: How are Mayoral candidates responding?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, Colt, FISP, Hibernia, Mayor, O2, O22, Ofcom, tfl, Venus, Zayo


On April 1st the Daily Mail published a map of UK broadband speeds  under the headline "How fast is your broadband"...


February 19, 2016  9:26 PM

Needed – facts about broadband: What “facts” do we really need?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
3, Aberdeen, Amazon, Arqiva, Bristol, Broadband, BT, CGI, Colt, Coventry, DCMS, edinburgh, EE, Facebook, fibre, Fujitsu, Gigaclear, Google, Hammersmith, HP, Hyperoptic, IBM, ITS, Microsoft, Netflix, O2, Ofcom, Openreach, Peterborough, Sky, SSE, Virgin, Vodafone, Woking, Zayo

The


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


July 20, 2015  6:00 PM

Minister urges business parks to bypass BT and organise their own broadband

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
3, Broadband, BT, EE, Hansard, O2, Ofcom, Openreach, Thinkbroadband, waveney, Wifi

On July 13th the House of Commons had another Broadband Debate, this time introduced by Dan Poulter, on how BT was meeting the numbers in the BDUK targets for Suffolk, but leaving a wave of complaints, particularly across his constituency, because of how it was doing so. I recommend you


June 22, 2015  10:26 AM

Points to bear in mind when MPs debate broadband, including the digital divide

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
2MBs, Broadband, Crapband, Defra, EE, Gigaclear, Leased line, O2, Ofcom, Reghed, Telecommunication, Virgin

The summary produced to help MPs contributing to the Westminster Hall debate on Superfast Broadband roll-out helps explain why debate is so confused and bitter. The  Librarians of the House of Commons...


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


November 25, 2014  1:47 PM

Is a telecoms merger (BT and O2 or EE) born of weakness good for UK plc?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BT, EE, Merger, O2, Roaming, Stokab, take-over

The news that BT is in talks with both O2 and EE in order to re-enter the mobile market should come as no great surprise...


November 12, 2013  7:09 AM

The great broadband race – has BT’s broadband infrastructure spend been overtaken by that on 4G?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, Arqiva, BBC, BBC iPlayer, BDUK, Broadband, btgroup, deutschetelekom, EE, Microsoft, O2, overpaid, sfbb, Sky, Smart Metering, Stokab, Telefónica, Vodafone

Bill Broadband pointed out that "spending over three billion pounds on SFBB is a lot of money" when I retweeted a BBC article on the extra £billion that BT has just committed to its content...

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