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July 20, 2015  2:15 PM

A Dirty Digest of the Executive Summary of Ofcom Strategic Review document

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
bskyb, competition, Duopoly, Ofcom, Oftel, Openreach

The Executive Summary of the Discussion Document for the Ofcom Strategic Review is 20 pages long and omits a key phrase from the main paper regarding the impact of regulation on...

April 15, 2013  7:18 PM

Would re-opening the UK Broadband market to competition be a fitting tribute to Mrs Thatcher?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BT, competition, liberalisation, NTL, Ofcom, Offer, Ofgas, Ofgem, Oftel, privatisation, telecoms, Thatcher, Virgin

Amid all the "tributes" and suggestions for memorials we have forgotten what would have happened if some of her less controversial achievements, such as telecoms liberalisation leading to full competition in the local loop, had not been reversed after 1997. The independent regulators put in place...


April 5, 2013  10:05 AM

Should you really kick a regulator which is scared to do its job?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, Birmingham, btgroup, CSMG, MacQuarrie, Ofcom, Oftel, Shoreditch, Telewest

I do not always agree with Ian Grant but some of his recent posts illustrate why Ofcom really does need a good kicking - or should we instead stop kicking and give it the...


July 25, 2012  7:48 PM

UK Telcos and ISPs split over broadband rationing

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, BDUK, Inca, Net Neutrality, newspeak, Ofgem, Oftel, Virgin Media, Vodafone

In a BBC news item today "ISPs split over UK Open Internet code of practice" the term "Open Internet" has replaced "Net Neutrality" as newspeak  for bandwidth rationing in much the same way...


March 11, 2012  10:51 AM

Allow market forces to redress regulatory failure – A budget for IT enabled recovery Part 2

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, deregulation, Duopoly, G-Cloud, IR35, liberalisation, Ofcom, Oftel, privatisation, telecoms


June 1, 2011  10:39 AM

Will the proposed BDUK framework do more harm than good?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, BIS, DCMS, DECC, Duopoly, framework, Janet, NEN, OCEAN, Ofgem, Oftel, PIN, Procurement, PSN, Sky

Last week, in Brussels, Ed Vaizey talked of the need to use market forces to pull through investment in broadband. A day later Jeremy Hunt wrote to MPs on the replacement of central competitions for funding by allocations to authorities to "be made available once we have...


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