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Slim takes 3.2% stake in BT

Mexican billionaire businessman Carlos Slim has taken a 3.16 per cent stake in BT, Britain’s biggest telco, according to a stock market filing, in a boost to the company’s new chief executive Allison Kirkby. The stake bought by Slim, whose family controls US telco giant America Movil, has a market value in excess of £400 […]

June 13, 2024

BT at “inflection point” of long-term strategy

BT Group has reported its FY numbers. Revenue stood at £20.8 billion (€24.2bn), up 1 per cent YoY, and adjusted revenue at £20.8 billion, up 2 per cent on a pro forma basis attributed to price increases and fibre-enabled product sales in Openreach, increased service revenue in Consumer with annual contractual price rises being aided […]

May 16, 2024

BT, Ericsson, Qualcomm network slicing success

BT Group, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, have successfully demonstrated end-to-end consumer and enterprise 5G differentiated connectivity enabled by network slicing on Ericsson’s 5G Core and Radio Access Network technology in the UK with devices powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy Mobile Platform. The trial, which took place at Adastral Park, BT Group’s […]

February 9, 2024

BT H1 “on target”

BT has reported H1 revenue (to September 30th) of £10.4 billion (€11.9bn), in line with the prior year. Adjusted revenue was also at £10.4 billion, up 3 per cent on a pro forma basis due to increased fibre-enabled product sales, inflation-linked pricing and improved lower margin trading in Business partially offset by legacy product decline. […]

November 3, 2023

BT: “1m UK homes can’t afford broadband”

Digital inclusion has been a hot topic since the pandemic highlighted both its systemic importance, and that there are no quick fixes. And as inflation took hold, the cost of everything, including connectivity, has come under increasing scrutiny. Against this backdrop the telco industry has offered a range of social tariffs – discounted connectivity offers […]

October 20, 2023

BT launches testbed to develop immersive experiences

BT Group has launched a new testbed to develop and trial immersive experiences in the areas of work, home, health and entertainment. Inviting technology partners and customers to collaborate, the testbed brings together enabling technologies with EE’s 5G network and private 5G networks. It will explore how new capabilities such as network exposure functions, cloud-rendering […]

October 3, 2023

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