The UK is moving incrementally closer to towards the day when full fibre networks outnumber and will eventually replace copper telecommunications networks. At some point on that journey its highly likely that it will be recognised that the rural most networks have a natural monopoly, simply because the economics don’t support multiple infrastructures in the […]
Netflix recently released “The Great Hack“, a documentary film about the Cambridge Analytica scandal associated with the UK Leave.EU and Trump Presidential campaigns. The film, in part, raises questions of psychographics and their power in a world of big data and social media. Psychographics ? Psychographics can be thought of as the sibling of demographics. […]
I was reminded the other day of a piece of work I looked at several years ago when Governments were first intervening to make broadband widely available which considered the role of public funds in general in commercial projects. The general rule of thumb in Europe is that public money should only be used where […]
At their annual Gala Dinner in June, Adrian was presented with the SCTE David Hall Award for his lecture “The Yellow Brick Road to a Copper Sunset” on the path towards a full fibre future. I’m not a regular member of the SCTE whose members are traditionally broadband professionals leaning more towards the cable industry […]
DI2 asked me to present at their investment workshop in my capacity at Gigaclear during the recent 2019 FTTH Council Conference in Amsterdam. This is Adrian’s perspective on the UK full fibre broadband market. The presentation looks at how the UK has gone from a laggard in fibre investment to one of the most dynamic […]
First published in 2009. With the various strategic shifts in the fibre market increasing leading to a patchwork, this article from the archives looks at the different scenarios for the broadband market and starts to consider how it might be joined together to create a competitive infrastructure market. Market Scenarios There is a wide consensus […]
From the archive – January 2013. For no special reason, this is the first of the articles from the archives. This looks at the transformation of various market sectors as the evolve into a more cohesive and unified fibre broadband market. I’ve left it unedited so you judge for yourself if it remains relevant or dated. […]
This site has been very quiet since I joined Gigaclear in 2016 where I run the strategy team within the wholesale and infrastructure business but it may now be returning, at least as an archive.