When IT Meets Politics:

Quality of Service


September 16, 2014  6:45 PM

Why I would not risk switching from BT even though it costs more.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
btgroup, Google, Ofcom, Quality of Service, Vodafone

This afternoon my BT Infinity line went down. Luckily I was able to browse the net over an old netbook using Vodafone and find a phone number (after the BT website I Googled told me my number...

March 18, 2013  12:06 PM

Mobile (alias Ubiquitous Broadband) Quality of Service: make your views known

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, britain, Broadband, Internet access, MacQuarrie, Maquarrie, Mobile, Ofcom, Quality of Service, Vodafone

The recent joint Digital Policy Alliance and European Internet Foundation meeting with


February 2, 2010  6:55 PM

Is poor service forcing consumers off-line?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
NFA, Paypoint, Quality of Service, Tesco, Virgin

Virgin, Tesco and Metro are all planning to open branch-based banking operations and the Post Office is planning, once again, to re-open its banking services. Why? The Financial Services Club Blog...


December 24, 2009  12:50 PM

Is Global Warming God’s way of telling us something?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Google, Quality of Service, Search engines, Social networks, troFacebook

Two thousand years ago God sent his only son as the final messenger to tell mankind to get its act together. Two thousand years of "progress" later, most of us, still appear unable to plan for the inevitable. Y2K was a classic dummy...


August 27, 2008  10:38 AM

A long-overdue consultation on the great on-line rip-off

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Ofcom, Quality of Service

The importance of the Ofcom review on Quality of Service information cannot be under-estimated. 35 years ago, when I had responsibility for the NCC Microsystems Centre - running the flagship awareness prgramme of the day. We tried to...


December 21, 2007  3:25 PM

Only 8% of HMG data systems not fit for purpose

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Quality of Service

The National Audit Office has just reported on the quality of the data systems used to measure progress against the hundred or so public service agreements that were set in the 2004 spending review.


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