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BT to invest £600 million to provide broadband to remote areas

BT to invest £600 million to provide broadband to remote areas

Written by on July 31, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – British telecoms provider BT has offered to invest up to 600 million pounds ($778 million) to provide faster broadband services to remote parts of the country, Britain’s government said on Sunday. Under the proposal, BT would ensure all households in Britain can access speeds of at least 10 megabits per second, typically […]

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Orange plans to dramatically reduce stake in BT

Orange plans to dramatically reduce stake in BT

Written by on June 20, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

PARIS (Reuters) – French telecoms company Orange plans to reduce its stake in British rival BT Group from 4 percent to as little as 1.33 percent, it said on Monday. Shares in BT, Britain’s biggest telecoms operator, have underperformed those of its European peers of late, falling by about 21 percent since the start of […]

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Vodafone, BT see slowing growth in international markets

Vodafone, BT see slowing growth in international markets

Written by on February 3, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Vodafone, the world’s second-biggest mobile operator, said on Thursday that the rate of growth in its international business division had slowed, echoing a similar warning given by British rival BT last week. BT, Britain’s dominant fixed-line telecoms operator that provides networked IT and cloud services to companies and governments around the world, […]

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BT and PwC set new standard for international accounting incompetence

BT and PwC set new standard for international accounting incompetence

Written by on January 31, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

You would be forgiven for missing one of the biggest and most disturbing industry headlines in years because it came and went last week, completely over-shadowed by Mr Trump’s goings-on. I refer to the monumental goings-on at BT Italia that was found to have been overstating profits for several years. BT first became aware of […]

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Ofcom tries European route to force BT to legally separate Openreach

Ofcom tries European route to force BT to legally separate Openreach

Written by on November 30, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s telecoms regulator will go to the European Commission to try to force BT to legally separate Openreach, the division that supplies broadband to millions of homes and businesses, in a major reform aimed at spurring investment in the country’s aging network. The regulator, which despite Britain’s vote to leave the European Union […]

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BT scolded by regulator, Ofcom, for slow service and high prices

BT scolded by regulator, Ofcom, for slow service and high prices

Written by on March 22, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s telecoms regulator said BT, the owner of the biggest fixed-line network, must install business lines more quickly and significantly reduce the wholesale prices it charges rivals for the lines. Ofcom’s demands come less than a month after it said it would impose higher service standards on BT’s networks unit Openreach in […]

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BT tags Openet to support MVNO

BT tags Openet to support MVNO

Written by on January 20, 2016 in Billing & Payments, News with 0 Comments

BT Mobile selects Openet to deliver real-time charging for mobile MVNO Openet, real-time BSS (business support systems) specialist today announced that BT has installed Openet’s NFV-ready Evolved Charging Suite (ECS). The market leading converged service provider has selected Openet’s virtualized, real-time BSS technology to monetize its consumer mobile service. BT Mobile will harness the added […]

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BT claims lack of regulation has hampered competition in US

BT claims lack of regulation has hampered competition in US

Written by on August 24, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A BT Group Plc executive has called for the United States to require its telecommunications companies to allow access to their networks at regulated prices, similar to rules in place in the United Kingdom, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. Bas Burger, president of the British company’s Americas unit, told the newspaper that […]

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BT wants to scrap telephone network to be competitive

Written by on June 25, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

BT is calling on the communications watchdog to let it scrap the traditional telephone network, as part of a campaign to loosen regulations that it says will help telecoms companies compete better with US internet companies such as Apple and Facebook. Read more….

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Ofcom wants to open up BT’s business fibre network

Ofcom wants to open up BT’s business fibre network

Written by on May 18, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s telecoms regulator Ofcom said BT’s fibre network should be opened to other operators to improve competition in high-speed data links for large businesses and mobile and broadband companies. Ofcom’s proposals concern the 2 billion pound market for dedicated leased lines that are used by companies as well as universities, schools and […]

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