I will be chairing a session at the ECTA Regulatory Conference 2010 next week in Brussels. The conference is two days, Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st but I will only be there on the second day. Still, the agenda for
The whole net neutrality debate is heating up again, both in Europe and the US. As usual, the positions are quite clear: application and content providers generally support a truly neutral internet ecosystem, network operators support an ecosystem where discrimination
Seen from the outside, the lack of effective competition in the US telecom market is evident, and yet incumbents and their lobbyists regularly do all they can to argue that the US market is competitive. They might occasionally agree that
The eyes of the (fiber) world have been focused on Australia these last few weeks as the bold plan for national fiber roll-out is in danger of dying if the current labor government gets ousted by the liberal coalition.
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During a conversation last week, someone in the industry reported to me that a mutual acquaintance (also in the industry) saw me as an 'open access freak'. For some reason, that disturbed
The internet of fiber was abuzz this week-end at the news that Telstra and the Australian Government have finally agreed to a deal regarding the purchase of Telstra's passive assets currently used for copper telephony and broadband. For more detail
I've been musing about policy a lot these last few weeks.
I sense a shift in the way European institutions in particular are looking at the issue of policy and FTTH deployment incentives.
In North America, there's a clear trope
Clearly, if my stats are to be trusted, no one reads me on a Friday. Still, a few interesting things came up stateside this week (which was actually made last week but I only picked it up today…) which I
I'm finally back home after over a week of traveling in Europe. Pauline and Carlos, amongst others, have already expressed their views of the FTTH Council Annual Conference in Lisbon, so I'll try not to overlap too much of
French consultancy Tactis has released an interesting report highlighting the deployment models and associated costs to fiber up France. This very interesting study (in French) has a few high level numbers that are worth pondering. More importantly, while there have