Latest News

1 July 2019 - Mark Bunting has published a submission to the UK Online Harms White Paper consultation

19 June 2019 - Robert Kenny and Brian Williamson have published a paper, funded by UK telcos, considering issues of fairness in pricing

15 April 2019 - Mark Bunting has published a report, commissioned by the Open Data Institute and co-authored with Involve, on how data trusts make decisions about data sharing

 18 December 2018 - Brian Williamson has published a paper, funded by Apple, which considers the degree of alignment of interests of platforms and platforms users, and the implications for regulation

11 December 2018 - Brian Williamson has published an article in Medium "In search of the ‘Good AI society’” which considers proposals for ethics for AI alongside markets coupled with more orthodox public policy in comparative institutional terms

17 September 2018 - Mark Bunting has published two articles in the Journal of Cyber Policy and (with Victoria Nash) in Intermedia on policy approaches to online platforms

12 September 2018 - Rob Kenny & Robin Foster have provided evidence to the Cairncross Review re sustainable high-quality journalism 

5 July 2018 - Mark Bunting has published a paper, funded by Sky, proposing an approach to statutory oversight of online platforms’ content policies 

14 June 2018 - Rob Kenny has given evidence to the Australian Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on the NBN 

21 May 2018 - Robin Foster has contributed an essay, “Designing a New Model of Public Service Television”, to the recently published book A Future for Public Service Television 

15 May 2018 - Brian Williamson and Mark Bunting have authored a policy primer for Apple on digital platforms 

8 May 2018 - Brian Williamson has written an article considering regulation and ethics in relation to artificial intelligence (AI)

3 May 2018 - Brian Williamson has written a paper for EE on recurring spectrum fees

16 April 2018 - Rob Kenny has written a paper reviewing the latest data on internet traffic growth around the world

5 March 2018 - Rob Kenny has written a review of WIK's bandwidth demand forecast for the UK

22 February 2018 - To mark SpaceX's launch of two prototype broadband satellites, Brian Williamson & Rob Kenny have written a note on the implications for telecoms

14 February 2018 - Mark Bunting has written a blog post for LSE on the Digital Charter and online platforms

7 February 2018 - Brian Williamson has written on a better approach to understanding telecoms pricing

25 December 2017 - Communications Chambers has remedied the sad lack of Policy Poetry

29 September 2017 - Tim Suter has been appointed to Ofcom's board

13 September 2017 - Brian Williamson has written a paper for eir proposing continued pricing flexility for fibre in Ireland

26 May 2017 - For Facebook, Brian Williamson has written a paper deconstructing the level playing field argument

30 2017 - Brian Williamson has revisited the case for regulatory independence in a short paper 

23 March 2017 - Brian Williamson has written a paper for Chorus on anchor product regulation

25 January 2017 - Brian Williamson has written a paper for DT, making the case for 'fibre to the 5G' (FT5G)

24 November 2016 - Rob Kenny & Brian Williamson have authored a paper for Liberty Global, setting out policy recommendations to achieve the EC's 'Gigabit Society' ambition

15 November 2016 - Rob Kenny & Tim Suter have written a paper for the CCIA, setting out the case against the proposed changes to the AVMSD

3 November 2016 - Rob Kenny has written a paper for BT, setting out the case against a 'blunt' deployment of FTTP in the UK

13 October 2016 - Rob Kenny has written a guest blog for Tech UK on 'Convergence and the Implications for Application Developers'

14 September 2016 - Brian Williamson has written a response to the European Telecoms Review

22 June 2016 - Ireland's Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment has published a report Communications Chambers prepared on the ownership of media businesses in the Republic

17 June 2016 - Brian Williamson has written a paper on behalf of the CCIA on next generation communications and 'level playing fields'

10 May 2016 - The WEF has published Rob Kenny's paper on trade-offs in telecoms regulation, and an associated online tool for mapping outcomes in different countries

2 May 2016 - Rob Kenny has written an op-ed for Euractiv on "Net neutrality: Guidelines or straitjackets?"

6 April 2016 - Brian Williamson has spoken at the Lisbon Council on A Policy Toolkit for the App Economy

26 February 2016 - Rob Kenny and Brian Williamson have written a response to Ofcom's Initial Conclusions of the Digital Communications Review

26 January 2016 - Brian Williamson is speaking at the European Internet Forum

1 January 2016 - We are delighted to announce that Brian Williamson (previously with Plum Consulting) has joined Communications Chambers

30 November 2015 - The ‘Future for Public Service Television’ Inquiry has published a paper by Robin Foster

27 November 2015 - Robin Foster has presented to the EBU on methods to ensure public service content continues to be accessible and discoverable in a changing world

2 September 2015 - The Broadband Stakeholders Group has published Robert Kenny's study, The broadband requirements of small businesses in the UK

25 February 2015 - Google has published the latest iteration of its global broadband pricing database, prepared by Communications Chambers

20 January 2015 - Robin Foster has been speaking at the Future Media Lab conference on Media Diversity in the Digital Age 

20 January 2015 - Communications Chambers has undertaken a Preliminary Market Impact Assessment of the BBC's proposed changes to BBC Three and launch of a BBC One+1 channel

10 November 2014 - The Broadband Stakeholders Group has published Robert Kenny's study, Out of home use of the Internet

5 November 2014 - Robin Foster has written on media plurality and digital intermediaries for the LSE media policy blog

1 November 2014 - Tim Suter has been appointed to the Board of the Press Recognition Panel 

27 October 2014 - Rob Kenny has been interviewed by the Australian Financial Review on his bandwidth demand forecasts

25 September 2014 - Robin Foster has presented a paper on media plurality to a seminar hosted by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

27 August 2014 - Australia's Department of Communications has published a forecast by Communications Chambers of of Australian broadband speed demand

15 July 2014 - The prestigious Berkman Center has published analysis based on the broadband pricing database Communications Chambers built for Google

19 May 2014 - Robin Foster has been appointed an independent director of ATVOD.

12 May 2014 - Robert Kenny and Claire Milne have written a a report for Vodafone, considering mobile's potential as a tool for Digital Inclusion.

28 November 2013 - Robin Foster and Tom Broughton have compiled a report for the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) which examines the UK's future as a global TV hub, and the role that multichannel broadcasters can play in securing further growth in the UK TV sector.

5 November 2013 - Robert Kenny and Tom Broughton's report and model for the Broadband Stakehold Group have been published today. The model adopts a technology agnostic approach to forecast demand for bandwidth in the UK over the next decade. More here.

2 October 2013 - Robin Foster presented at the event to launch Ofcom's spectrum strategy consultation, and spoke on the potential for greater use of market mechanisms in spectrum allocation.

5 September 2013 - Robert Kenny and Aileen Dennis have published a report, commissioned by the CCIA, assessing broadband switching barriers in Europe.

20 June 2013 - Robert Kenny and Tom Broughton have published a report, commissioned by Vodafone, which takes a critical analysis of Finnish consultancy Rewheel's report into European mobile prices.

14 June 2013 - Robin Foster and Robert Kenny have both provided written evidence to the House of Lords inquiry into media plurality, and Robin has recently given oral evidence.

17 May 2013 - We've just completed an update of the broadband pricing database for Google  - bigger, better and more global! 

17 April 2013 - Robert Kenny has given a presentation on 'Ultrafast broadband - A solution in search of a problem?' at George Mason University

28 March 2013 - Robin Foster has just completed a spell as special adviser to the UK House of Lords Communications Committee for its Inquiry into media convergence and the future regulatory framework. The  Committee's report has just been published

8 February 2013 - We've published interactive maps showing the location and power of the UK's DTT tranmitters

17 January 2013 - Robin Foster and Tom Broughton have published a paper for the BBC o


Welcome to Communications Chambers.

We are a consultancy specialising in telecoms, media and technology. We advise on issues of strategy, policy and regulation.

Our members have worked at senior levels in industry or in regulators, in addition to having many years of consulting experience.

Recent or current assignments have been for clients as diverse as the BBC, ITV, Vodafone, BT, Virgin Media, Liberty Global, Bauer Media, GMG, The Broadband Stakeholders Group, the Australian Government and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. 
Our members have substantial international experience, having worked across Europe, the US and Asia. 
Communications Chambers members may work individually or jointly on projects, depending on client needs. We can also call on analytic and research resources where necessary.