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Allison Kirkby new BT Chief Executive

BT Group has appointed Allison Kirkby as its next Chief Executive, taking over from Philip Jansen in January 2024. Kirkby has been a non-exec director of BT since 2019. Kirkby has served as President & CEO of Telia Company since early 2020. Telia, headquartered in Sweden, is the market leading digital communications and telecommunications provider […]

July 31, 2023By Colin Mann

BT’s Jansen to step down

BT Chief Executive Philip Jansen has informed the telco’s Board that at an appropriate moment over the next 12 months, he intends to step down from his role. In preparation for this, the Nominations Committee of the Board has been conducting a formal succession process. “Philip has done an excellent job in his time at […]

July 10, 2023By Colin Mann

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

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 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

BT reaffirms FY outlook in Q1

BT Group has published its Q1 results with CEO Philip Jansen declaring that the telco “has made a good start to the year”. “We’re accelerating our network investments and performing well operationally. Despite ongoing challenges in our enterprise businesses, we returned to revenue and EBITDA growth in the quarter. We continued to grow the number […]

July 28, 2022

BT results: “Openreach continues to build like fury”

BT Group has published its full year results, revealing underlying revenue of £20.9 billion (€24.4bn) – down 2 per cent for the full year – attributed to declines in Enterprise and Global. Cost savings meant EBITDA rose 2 per cent to £7.6 billion. The telco said it is on track to meet its targets for […]

May 12, 2022

Discovery nears BT Sport JV, DAZN dropped

Although recent reports had suggested that streaming service DAZN was on the verge of clinching a deal to acquire BT Sport, Discovery has emerged as the frontrunner, with confirmation from BT that it has entered into exclusive discussions with Discovery regarding a new joint venture between BT Sport and Eurosport UK. The telco also revealed […]

February 3, 2022By Colin Mann

BT opens flagship London HQ

BT has opened its new global headquarters in Aldgate, London, as part of the telco’s ongoing root and branch transformation programme, which includes its offices across the UK. The building, known as One Braham, has now opened with nearly all colleagues already working from the site. Housing around 3,500 colleagues, the new HQ will be […]

November 26, 2021

BT ‘accelerates transformation’

BT has reported H1 revenue at £10.3 billion (€12.1bn), down 3 per cent, driven by revenue decline in Enterprise and Global. Consumer revenue was flat, partially offset by growth in Openreach. The telco’s Chief Executive, Philip Jansen, suggested the results demonstrate an acceleration of pace in the transformation of BT. “We are creating a better […]

November 4, 2021By Colin Mann