To report or not to report?

A year ago or so, the UK regulator, Ofcom, consulted upon and issued a Statement and Guidance regarding incident reporting requirements for providers. The regime used to be a lot simpler, but, with cyber-security coming to the forefront generally, the rules have been brought up to date to account for a number of potential threat vectors. There

What is fair and what is reasonable?

“Blah blah on fair and reasonable terms.” “Blah blah where economically and technically feasible.” The UK telecommunications regulator, Ofcom, likes to make liberal use of the term (and its synonyms) “fair and reasonable” when setting obligations. It crops up in the General Conditions, Significant Market Power Conditions, other legal instruments, where they exercise their adjudicatory

The fibre elephant in the room

Did you know that the now extinct mammoth is closely related to the Asian elephant? Apparently so, according to the good people at National Geographic. There’s an elephant in the telecommunications industry room which might as well be a woolly mammoth; but it’s sneaky. It’s hiding in plain sight and its most effective camouflage is