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February 4, 2013  1:04 PM

The Midsomer Broadband Murders were only the start of the slaughter.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Arqiva, BDUK, Birmingham, Broadband, btgroup, Internet of Things, PICTFOR, Sky, Virgin, Vodafone

A couple of weeks ago I blogged on "Midsomers Murders: The Broadband Killings" . On Monday at the PICTFOR Broadband meeting...

January 17, 2013  8:50 AM

US teleworker caught subcontracting his own job to China – is this the future ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Arqiva, Business, Employment, Telecommuting, Verizon, Vodafone

Do read the story on the BBC website this morning. The comments on the original blog case study say sufficient on the...


August 21, 2012  9:06 AM

What has 24 mbps to do with the fastest broadband in Europe by 2015?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, Akamai, Alcatel-Lucent, Arqiva, BDUK, britain, Broadband, Google, Internet of Things, NIRTS, Ofcom, Olympic, Virgin, Vodafone

The press reports of the speech delivered yesterday by the Jeremy Hunt at Google's new complex are intriguing. So too is the script released by DCMS. I remain...


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...


June 15, 2012  6:26 AM

Can the BDUK framework survive Birmingham and Cumbria on top of Westminster?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Birmingham, Broadband, BT, btgroup, cumbria, DCMS, Labour, Leveson, Olympic, Olympics, Sky, Vodafone, Westminster, Whitehall

Ian Grant's latest Broken Telegraph post indicates that the BDUK framework has finally run its course, having delayed the roll out of rural broadband until after Olympics. Whether or not...


June 8, 2012  8:18 AM

DCMS kicks the future into touch while focussing on the past

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, BDUK, DCMS, ICANN, IPv4, IPv6, Leveson, Mongols, Vodafone, YAM

The scrapping of the Communications Green Paper in favour of a seminar programme into the...


April 23, 2012  7:25 PM

Is Vodafone about to make history of the BDUK Broadband Strategy?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, take-over, Telecommunication, Vodafone

This morning I received a note from my stockbroker on the Vodafone take-over of Cable and Wireless pointing out that they will have acquired both the UK's largest business broadband network and the largest global network of submarine cables - albeit many of the circuits of both are jointly owned...


March 6, 2012  8:23 AM

Stop the Bleeding – the wetware is more important than the software or hardware

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Barclaycard, BT, Cabinet office, Citizencard, dwp, Equifax, experian, Fraud, Google, information technology, ISPs, MBNA, Microsoft, Paypal, Swift, telcos, visa, Vodafone

In my previous blog on the need for the Chancellor to give serious priority to tackling on-line fraud in his budget, I should also have made the point that the software and...


March 10, 2010  6:55 PM

Have we really got the will to deliver digital inclusion?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Alcatel-Lucent, Babcock, BT, O2, Thales, Virgin, Vodafone

Today at the Digital Inclusion Conference, after an introduction by the Prime Minister, Stephen Timms


March 19, 2009  9:00 AM

Subject or Citizen: the G20 “clearance” of London

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CESG, Equifax, Expeerian, Identity management, Identrust, Kitchener, RBS, Sumaria, Vodafone

Businesses are being advised to reschedule non-essential meetings during the G20 summit because of the expected clashes between over 5,000 police and a coalition of "anarchist" groups. About the same time we will supposedly see the introduction of requirements to...


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