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BT changes price rise policy

BT is scrapping mid-contract price rises linked to inflation after watchdog Ofcom threatened to ban the practice. It has been one of several ISPs to tell customers the cost of their mobile and broadband services would increase by inflation plus a fixed percentage.  But Ofcom said that was confusing and price rises should be spelt […]

January 17, 2024

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

Bank: “BT seeking value over volume”

A report from investment bank Jefferies on BT Group, following a briefing by BT Consumer division’s CEO Marc Allera, quotes him saying that BT is focused on value over volume, and that there’s no intention on seeking increased market share. The bank’s report says that BT is keen to signal that it has no ambition […]

May 26, 2022

Summer of sport boosts EE streaming

After a bumper summer of sport, EE has revealed how customers used its mobile network to watch all the action, from Great Britain bringing home 65 medals from the Tokyo Olympics and Gareth Southgate’s England side reaching the Euro 2020 final, to the 2021 Grand Prix and Super Cup. Olympics – Some 90 per cent […]

August 19, 2021

BT’s Hope United campaign launches Wall of Hope

BT’s Hope United campaign has announced a collaboration with Withington Walls to keep the Marcus Rashford tribute messages alive, on a newly commissioned Wall of Hope. The virtual wall will house all the moving messages of hope that were left on the Marcus Rashford mural in Withington and allow everyone to read the messages of […]

July 23, 2021

BT Sport launches Innovate 21 competition

BT Sport has launched Innovate 21, a competition seeking ideas for exciting new sports broadcast experiences from entrepreneurs, creatives and start-ups. The competition will provide one lucky winner with the opportunity to be at the heart of BT Sport’s industry leading innovation. With entries open from today, Innovate 21 invites submissions for innovations spanning the […]

May 5, 2021

BT campaign tackles online hate

UK multiplay telco BT is launching its ‘Draw The Line’ campaign to stand against hate speech and abuse on social media. The campaign aims to address the problem by raising awareness of the impact of online hate and advocating change, as research commissioned by BT and YouGov shows that over one in 10 have experienced […]

April 30, 2021By Colin Mann

BT expands 5G network

BT has started expanding its 5G network across the UK as lockdown begins to lift. Outlaying the plans, Marc Allera, CEO at BT Consumer Division, commented: “As restrictions gradually start to ease across the UK in the coming weeks, so our mobility will start to increase. After months of working over high-quality video calls, staying […]

April 8, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Consortium to produce AR app

BBC Studios, the Corporation’s commercial arm, 5G mobile network operator EE, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Talesmith and Dimension Studios have unveiled The Green Planet 5G AR Consortium, led by the immersive content studio Factory 42. The Consortium will work together on an innovation project to explore and develop a ground- breaking AR experience inspired by […]

January 13, 2021By Colin Mann

BT, BBC zero rate mobile lockdown learning

BT and the BBC have announced plans to zero rate the hugely-popular online education strand BBC Bitesize for all EE, BT Mobile, and Plusnet Mobile customers, while UK schools remain closed. The first of its kind agreement means that from the end of January 2021, customers of EE, BT Mobile and Plusnet Mobile accessing BBC […]

January 11, 2021By Colin Mann