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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  11:21 AM

Does the Investigatory Powers Bill go far enough?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Adware, Data protection, DRIPA, GCHQ, ICR, IPv4, IPv6, ISP, Li-Fi, RIPA, SPOC, Spyware, Surveillance, Wifi

I received the press release for the call for evidence by the Joint Scrutiny...

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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


April 9, 2015  12:12 PM

Turning our patchwork of legacy networks into a resilient mesh of smart, future proof utilities

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
)2, 1799, 3, BT, canals, CCRV, consultation, DCIS, DCMS, DECC, ECC, FCC, Georgina, KCOM, Landlord, Liverpool, Mobile, Non-Dom, PSN, railways, roadband, rural, Shard, Sky, Smart grid, Smart meter, Socitm, Virgin, Virgin Media, Vodafone, Wifi, Woking

Shortly after the budget I blogged a welcome for the DCMS-Treasury Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy. Last week


December 19, 2014  9:28 AM

The UK On-line landscape is being transformed in the week before Christmas

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, BT, DCMS, EE, Microsoft, Mobile, rural, SME, urban, Wifi

The pledge by the mobile operators to spend £5 billion tackling mobile not spots   helps explain the speed of the EE (with £2 billion of its debts) sale to BT and the latter's...


April 7, 2014  11:30 AM

A Confucian perspective on UK Broadband, Spectrum and Cyber Security

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Boradband, capacity, CESG, CNI, fibre, MNO, Ofcom, protection, SCADA, spectrum, transmission, UKCCIS, Wifi

I very much enjoyed the discussion at the Nominet "UK Internet Policy Forum" on 2nd April. on  "The Open Internet and the Digital Economy". The debates were insightful, balanced and nuanced...


March 4, 2014  10:17 AM

Is the great broadband logjam about to break? If so, who will be swept away?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, BDUK, btgroup, Dolphinholme, Gigaclear, glasgow, Hyperoptic, Virgin Media, Wifi

The weekend press cover for the impact of broadband on house prices came just days after DCMS updated its


April 22, 2010  7:55 PM

Has the Digital Economy (Prohibition) Act killed public wifi?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ACT, bill, Broadband, Slilicon.Com, Wifi, ZDnet

Peter Scargill, National IT Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses has said that members providing wifi in pubs, restaurants, guesthouses and hotels have already started switching off their facilities.  Zdnet


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