The European Parliament has adopted a data protection package that is being described as ‘historic’ and monumental’. The new EU measures update data protection rules for the era of the Internet and social media, including the use of data by police and law enforcement. The hot buttons have been the transfer of data outside the […]
Is fibre to the premises based on a false premise? The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, is proposing a strategic shift to fibre optic networks to carry our broadband services. A key plank of the strategy is that British Telecom (BT ) should open up its ducts to competitive broadband providers in order to get fibre […]
As the UK regulator, Ofcom, wags its finger at BT, the UK broadband industry remains in a state of uncertainty. What prospect is there for a strategic leap to super-fast broadband as a national ‘right’?
What should be done with Openreach? Tomorrow Ofcom will present its conclusions from a review of the UK telecoms industry. In advance of the Ofcom announcement, this post considers some of the options. The regulator is widely tipped to take a cautious ‘leave it as it is’ stance. The wider public interest question is whether […]