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BT: “Our new strategy is about focus”

Chet Patel, MD of Service & Portfolio Businesses at BT, has said that amidst “a major technological revolution”, the telco will play to its strengths as it unveils its latest strategy. In a blog post, Patel wrote: “In business, as in so many aspects of life, you often get better results when you keep things […]

November 22, 2023

TBS, BT form strategic alliance

Telstra Broadcast Services (TBS) and BT have entered into an initial five-year strategic alliance to bring together each company’s media network teams, pooling their vast network infrastructure and localised expertise. The deal will increase TBS’ global footprint by some 50 per cent and expand its customer-base to more than 170 broadcast and media organisations worldwide. […]

November 21, 2023

BT tests HAPS delivery for 5G

BT is readying a High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS), the extremely high-flying aircraft for a test over its Adastral Park R&D facility in Suffolk, UK. BT is partnering with Stratospheric Platforms (SPL) and is exploring integrating the HAPS technology with fixed terrestrial networks, and the option of a non-terrestrial 5G as alternative to serving ‘not […]

November 20, 2023By Chris Forrester

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

Data: Over 46m potential cyber-attacks per day

More than 46 million signals of potential cyber-attacks are seen on average every single day across the world, according to data released by BT. The cybersecurity experts currently log more than 530 signals of potential attack per second as they guard their global networks against an army of malicious actors seeking to exploit vulnerabilities – […]

October 25, 2023

Appear appoints Rayner as CTO

Appear, a specialist in media processing and delivery technology, has announced the appointment of Andy Rayner as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this pivotal role, Rayner will steer the company’s technological strategy. “I’m delighted that Andy has joined us and look forward to working with him on Appear’s future technology strategy and product roadmap,” said […]

October 23, 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

Ofcom: BT, Virgin draw most pay-TV complaints in Q2

Media regulator Ofcom has published its latest complaints figures for broadband, landline, mobile and paid-TV services, covering the period from April to June 2023. Vodafone is the most complained about broadband provider, with 24 complaints per 100,000 customers, mainly driven by experience with faults, service and getting services connected. This is an increase compared with […]

October 19, 2023

EE launches new platform for UK consumers

EE has announced a shift towards platform services, expanding its offering from selling traditional telecoms. At an event in London, EE unveiled the first of a new suite of products and services open to all UK consumers, via a new integrated platform, powered by an EE ID identity management and log in. Building on the […]

October 18, 2023By Colin Mann

BT, Nokia, MediaTek trial 5G RedCap tech

BT Group, together with Nokia and MediaTek, have successfully completed trials of 5G Reduced Capability (RedCap) technology with RedCap devices. The trial, which took place at BT Group’s Adastral Park site, utilised Nokia’s AirScale RAN portfolio, EE’s 5G Standalone network and MediaTek’s RedCap testing platform. RedCap is a technology introduced in 3GPP Release 17 that […]

October 16, 2023