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BT partners with SAP

SAP and BT Group have announced a new partnership to show how carbon accounting could be standardised by piloting the recently launched SAP Sustainability Data Exchange (SDX). SAP SDX enables BT Group to collect, trace and share carbon data across its own supplier base, providing visibility into the carbon footprint of its products and services. […]

September 7, 2023

BT, Nokia demo new network capabilities

BT and Nokia have announced the successful uplink aggregation of two carrier components in a 5G Standalone (SA) live network spectrum. Demand for faster uplink speeds is growing in importance for a number of both existing and emerging use-cases, including live-streaming and video calls. Carrier aggregation is an important technique for ensuring reliability and high […]

August 25, 2023

Report: Openreach independence ’well-established’

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published its latest monitoring report on digital infrastructure provider Openreach’s independence. Since Openreach’s independence was established in 2018 – which saw it become a distinct company with its own staff, management, purpose and strategy within BT Group – Ofcom has been closely monitoring its compliance within this framework. The latest […]

June 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Telco sector commits to women tech role action

Ofcom and the UK’s biggest telecoms companies have come together to sign a new pledge, committing to help get more women build technology careers across the industry. The telecoms sector has been historically male-dominated – particularly in more senior technology-based positions. However, Ofcom and seven of the biggest companies in the sector – BT Group, […]

June 23, 2023By Colin Mann

BT accelerates cloud transformation

BT Group’s Digital Unit is accelerating the Group’s cloud transformation with the successful completion of an assessment conducted by ProjectiveGroup, covering all key aspects of managing data for increased value and reduced risk. The assessment was based on the EDM Council’s Cloud Data Management Capabilities (CDMC) Framework, a comprehensive set of industry standard guidelines, standards […]

June 15, 2023

BT’s Dundee home takes shape

BT Group has marked a key milestone in the development of its new state-of-the-art home in Dundee, with a traditional ‘topping out’ ceremony as construction reached its highest point. Delegates gathered at the top of the five-storey site to commemorate the completion of the building’s rooftop. The new multi-million pound contact centre, which once complete […]

May 25, 2023

Report: BT ‘adds £24bn to UK economy’

The activities of BT Group added £24 billion (€22.6bn) to the wider UK economy last year and supported nearly 300,000 jobs, according to a report from consultancy firm Hatch. The report looked at the spend of employees and suppliers of BT Group – which includes EE, BT, Plusnet and Openreach – and the estimated knock-on […]

February 28, 2023

BT revenue flat; board changes

BT has reported revenue in the three quarters to the end of December was up slightly at £15.6 billion (€14.2bn), a 1 per cent decline on last year which the telco attributed to inflationary headwinds and legacy product declines. Profit after tax was at £1.3 billion, with capex spend of £3.8 billion. Philip Jansen, Chief […]

February 2, 2023

BT creates BT Business unit

BT Group is to combine its Global and Enterprise units into a single B2B unit, BT Business, suggesting the combined unit will enhance value for all its B2B customers, strengthen its competitive position, and deliver material synergies by: Leveraging the full scale and capabilities of BT Group to develop and deliver market-leading products and services […]

December 16, 2022By Colin Mann

Discovery+ free for BT Sport subs

BT Sport subscribers in the UK can now receive a subscription to Discovery+ at no extra cost following the merger between Warner Bros Discovery and BT Group earlier this year. BT Sport subscribers, or those who receive the channels as part of BT’s sweetheart deals with EE and Plusnet, are now able to link their […]

December 1, 2022