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BT, Global to upgrade UK’s street furniture

BT and Global, the Media & Entertainment Group, have announced a 10-year partnership to upgrade the nation’s legacy payphones and roll out more digital hubs for local communities – in a move that will provide better connectivity and hyper-local advertising in more than 200 towns and cities across the UK. Global will also continue to […]

March 27, 2024

BT opens Cardiff hub

BT Group has opened its new hub and Welsh HQ in Cardiff. The move represents a multi-million pound investment by BT Group in the city, and secures a new presence for the company in the Welsh capital. The new workspace and contact centre – located in the Capital Quarter development of the city centre – […]

March 14, 2024

BT, Broadpeak partner on new multicast technology

BT Group andBroadpeak, a provider of content delivery network (CDN), video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, are partnering on a new solution for live video streaming. The Multicast-Assisted Unicast Delivery (MAUD) solution will enable more reliable, efficient and sustainable live video streaming. A number of major broadcasters and content companies are […]

March 12, 2024

Research: Tech-savvy over-65s selling skills on social media

BT Group research reveals how tech-savvy over-65s are making an average of £650-a-year monetising their traditional skills online. While Gen Z (18-24 year-olds) might be better known for online side hustles, over-65s are knitting, sewing and baking their way to spare cash, often marrying a lifetime of expertise with digital skills to gain followers and […]

February 28, 2024

BT calls time on 3G

BT has switched off its last 3G mobile sites as the telco moves forward with its 4G and 5G rollouts. Greg McCall, Chief Networks Officer at BT, commented: “Belfast cemented itself as part of BT Group’s rich history last week as the location where we switched off our final 3G mobile site, bringing an end […]

February 26, 2024

BT Tower sold to MCR Hotels

BT Group has agreed to the sale of the BT Tower for £275 million (€321.2m) to MCR Hotels, which plans to preserve the Tower as an iconic hotel. As the UK heads into an all-digital future, a number of network operations that were traditionally provided from BT Tower are now delivered via BT Group’s fixed […]

February 21, 2024

EE brings connectivity upgrades to North Yorkshire

Mobile coverage in rural parts of North Yorkshire has been improved after EE announced it has upgraded or built more than 40 masts in the county in the last two years. Five masts have been upgraded in recent months to bring enhanced 4G mobile connectivity to the villages of Chapel-le-Dale, Rievaulx, Blubberhouses, Danby Wiske and […]

February 20, 2024

BT FTTP footprint expands to 13m premises

BT has issued a trading update for the nine months to December 31st 2023. Allison Kirkby, Chief Executive, commenting on the telco’s Q4, said: “BT Group has delivered another quarter of revenue and EBITDA growth, while rapidly building and upgrading customers to our full-fibre broadband and 5G networks, and we continue to be on track […]

February 2, 2024

Ofcom: Broadband, pay-TV complaints rise

Ofcom has published the latest figures for complaints the media watchdog has received about major broadband, pay-TV, mobile and landline providers, covering the period from July to September 2023. On average, broadband, landline and pay-TV complaint volumes have increased from the previous quarter, while complaint volumes across all categories have slightly increased compared to the […]

January 25, 2024

BT, LiveU live broadcast collaboration

Benefitting customers across sport, remote production, news, live events and a range of other verticals, LiveU has announced it is working with BT Media and Broadcast to offer new live content sharing capability for broadcasters. This brings together LiveU’s Reliable Transport (LRT) protocol with BT’s wider content and distribution network, covering Internet Protocol (IP) and […]

January 24, 2024