BT has become the first operator in Europe to aggregate four carrier components (4CC) in a 5G Standalone (SA) live network, heralding the next phase of 5G on its EE mobile network.
BT Digital is partnering with software intelligence company, Dynatrace, as part of a new AIOps-driven service management stack for BT Group.
BT has launched a new product that aims to boost fixed broadband speeds for thousands of UK small businesses which are yet to be upgraded to fibre broadband.
BT’s Digital unit has signed a new deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) that will see the company help shift BT’s internal applications to the cloud.
BT and Toshiba have launched the trial of a world first commercial quantum-secured metro network. The infrastructure will be able to connect numerous customers across London, helping them to secure the transmission of valuable data and information between multiple physical locations over standard fibre optic links using quantum key distribution (QKD).
Openreach now brings full-fibre broadband to more than seven million homes and businesses across the UK, including more than two million in what it says is the hardest-to-reach “final third” of the country.
BT has launched a pilot employee cyber security reskilling programme in collaboration with cyber security training organisation, CAPSLOCK.
EE and BT Sport are unveiling pioneering uses of 5G which re-imagine the experience of watching and performing sports, dance, music and theatre through virtual, augmented and mixed reality applications.
Virgin Media O2 removed charges for data use in Ukraine Friday, covering customers on O2 Pay Monthly, O2 Pay as you Go, Virgin Media O2 Business customers, Virgin Media home phone customers, and giffgaff customers
Previously only available online or over the phone, BT has brought its Home Essentials package and real-time eligibility checker into every one of its nationwide retail stores,
BT Group has entered exclusive discussions with Discovery on a deal to create a new sport and entertainment offering for customers in the UK.
BT has signed a multi-million pound contract with BAI Communications (BAI), to deliver a core part of the company’s data centre requirements
BT and Nokia are to trial Open RAN technology in the city of Hull, UK, where BT will install Nokia’s RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) for Open RAN, across a number of sites, to optimise network performance for customers of its mobile network, EE.
BT has appointed Marc Overton as Managing Director of its newly created ‘Division X’ unit, which forms part of its Enterprise business.
Nozomi Networks and BT have partnered to broaden BT’s portfolio of security solutions available for industrial and critical infrastructure organizations around the world.
BT has developed an epidemiology-based cybersecurity prototype, “Inflame”, which uses deep reinforcement learning to enable enterprises to automatically detect and respond to cyber-attacks before they compromise a network.
BT and OneWeb have agreed terms for a new Distribution Partner Agreement, with OneWeb to provide Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communication services across BT Group.
BT has been appraised at maturity Level 3 of ISACA’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for its Enterprise Managed Services offering. This marks BT as the only organisation in the UK to successfully publish an appraisal at this level.
BT is launching its most sophisticated cyber defence platform yet — Eagle-i. It combines BT’s network insight with advances in AI and automation to predict, detect and neutralise security threats before they get a chance to inflict damage.
The University of Suffolk, working in close collaboration with BT, have opened a £9.6 million research and engineering facility at BT’s Adastral Park.
BT and Toshiba are to build and trial the world’s first commercially available quantum-secured metro network.
BT, Associated British Ports (ABP) and RoboK have completed an automated drone trial at the Port of Southampton. The trial demonstrated a drone flying over the port’s vehicle inventory lot
BT and Oracle are teaming up to optimize its network resources and bring new 5G offerings to customers faster. The solution will enable BT to quickly and seamlessly test and implement 5G services—such as live streaming and zero-rated 5G content—across its EE mobile network.
BT is donating up to £7.5 million of outdoor advertising space to small businesses, as part of its roll-out of new Street Hub 2.0 units
BT is to recruit around 1,000 new people at its flagship Birmingham office, as the building welcomes its first colleagues through the doors.
BT has achieved a new milestone in the development of quantum-secure communications by conducting the world’s first trial of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), a method of ultra-secure communications, over hollow core fibre cable
New BT research has revealed that almost half all of Brits (41%) say they have cupboards, drawers or bags full of unwanted electrical waste as nearly a third (31%) don’t know how to recycle it.
Forescout Technologies has expanded its global alliance with BT to include network segmentation and operational technology (OT) security with Forescout’s comprehensive device visibility and control platform.
Ofcom has fined BT £42,500, after the company submitted incorrect information for Ofcom's 2019 Connected Nations report
BT and Microsoft today announced a new strategic partnership to accelerate innovation across enterprise voice, cyber security and industry-focused services in sectors from digital manufacturing to health, setting businesses in the UK and around the world back to growth.
With the number and impact of cyber attacks continuing to increase rapidly, BT has taken a multi-million pound stake in Silicon Valley cyber risk management firm Safe Security, underlining its ambition to target growth in the sector, the company said on Wednesday.
BT and Associated British Ports (ABP) are trialling the next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor technology to speed up the movement and processing of cargo goods and digitise the Port of Ipswich’s logistics and operations processes.
BT’s social tariff, Home Essentials is now available for customers to buy online. Announced back in April, BT Home Essentials is exclusive to those on Universal Credit and a range of other means-tested benefits, the package offers fibre broadband and calls for £15 a month, saving customers £240 a year compared to an equivalent package.
BT has launched a new business unit to serve the millions of UK firms which are either small by design or just starting up. Together with the launch of the UK’s first ‘unbreakable’ Wi-Fi for micro-businesses - which delivers guaranteed coverage across the workplace, full fibre speeds of up to 900Mbps and free tech expert support – the new unit will help the UK’s smallest firms to rebuild and get set for growth.
BT has launched BT TV Box Pro, the TV platform’s most advanced set-top box. The sleek new box is designed to support the next generation of TV viewing, with the features including crystal clear 4K HDR viewing and Dolby Atmos offering a complete immersive experience. BT has also rolled out a new user interface to new and existing BT TV customers giving them more intuitive control.
EE is deploying Nokia’s Self-Organizing Network (SON) software solution to enhance network reliability and service in its 4G and 5G networks, as part of a new vendor deal. With Nokia SON, EE can overcome network complexity to create flexible solutions that better manage its network, as well as automating operations across diverse eco-systems to minimize and address network issues more cost-efficiently.
BT has begun trials of a new type of optical fibre - hollow core fibre - at the BT Labs in Adastral Park, Ipswich, in a collaborative project with Lumenisity, a Southampton University spin out company, and Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) mobile vendor Mavenir.
BT pledged today to increase its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) target from 20 million to 25 million by December 2026. In the last year Openreach passed a record 2m premises with FTTP and now believes that it has the capability to reach around 4m premises a year.
BT is planning to develop a brand new, multi-million pound contact centre in Dundee which will become the new home to around 1,000 employees. The new office will be at West Marketgait in the heart of the city centre, close to the waterfront and part of a £1bn regeneration area.
BT and Google are extending their partnership to equip the UK’s small businesses with new digital skills and build upon their existing mentoring programmes, to help small business owners bounce back stronger from the impact of Covid-19.
BT has reached its original goal of helping 10 million people across the UK to improve their digital skills, five years ahead of schedule. Key to achieving this milestone was the success of BT’s Top Tips on Tech campaign in partnership with ITV, which helped 5.7 million people learn vital new digital skills required during lockdown.
BT Sport has launched Innovate 21, a competition seeking ideas for 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.
BT is working with Cisco to introduce new collaboration tools aimed at helping UK firms to bounce back stronger following the Covid-19 pandemic. With hybrid working models becoming the norm and 87% of employees in the UK hoping for a choice in working location as restrictions ease, BT is making hybrid working easier and more productive for small businesses by adding Cisco Webex to its Cloud Voice solution.
BT is to launch BT Home Essentials in June, a new social tariff connecting those on low income with affordable fibre broadband and calls. The new low cost tariff comes as BT research reveals that since the pandemic, almost three quarters (74%) of Brits would not find it easy to improve their financial situation without connectivity.
BT has today launched Draw The Line, the start of a multi-million pound BT campaign to address the issue of hate speech on social media and take meaningful action. Hate speech on social media is a growing issue
BT has connected 70 grassroots football clubs across the UK with broadband (Wi-Fi) and digital skills training, as clubs and their communities look to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.
Hyperbat, one of the UK’s largest independent vehicle battery manufacturers based in Coventry, is using the latest 5G enabled technology to significantly speed up the manufacturing process for hybrid and electric vehicle production in the UK.
BT has signed a five-year contract with Alstom, one of the world’s leading providers of systems, equipment and services for the mobility sector, to upgrade its global network.
Ofcom this morning published its statement on the Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review (“WFTMR”) that sets out how Ofcom will regulate telecom fixed access services for the 5 years from 1 April 2021.
BT today revealed that almost 4,000 of its iconic red phone boxes across the UK are still available – as it urges local communities to take advantage of a scheme to help transform them for the 21st Century.
Led by North Lanarkshire Council, BT and Interactive Immersive Classroom, the UK’s first 5G-enabled immersive classroom has arrived in Scotland.
Infobip is supporting BT’s RCS launch through the development of a visual demo flow, which is being used to showcase key benefits of RCS Business Messaging to more business customers across the UK.
Engineers and IT experts from BT have played a vital role in helping the NHS deliver the biggest vaccination programme in its history, by bringing high-speed fibre and Wi-Fi connectivity to more than 110 vaccination centres across England and Wales.
The majority of EE and BT customers will see a rise of 4.5% on their bills from end of March. The rise is made up of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) figure for January which is 0.6% and the 3.9% BT and EE added to their contracts in September 2020.
BT has unveiled the new Advanced Digital Home Phone with Alexa built-in, which will be available free to customers taking BT’s Broadband and Digital Voice service, offering crystal-clear HD calling.
BT today launched a new mentoring programme to support small businesses during the pandemic, in partnership with Digital Boost, a free non-profit platform which unites digital experts with leaders of small businesses.
BT is to increase support for families learning from home by adding zero rating of Oak National Academy content to its ‘Lockdown Learning’ support scheme by the end of January. The content will be free for all EE, BT Mobile, and Plusnet Mobile customers, while face to face teaching is paused.
BT has said that it intends to defend itself vigorously against a class action claim being brought by law firm Mishcon de Reya, which accuses BT of anti-competitive behaviour towards its landline-only customers.
BT is increasing its effort to enable school kids to better connect with teachers and online learning, while schools remain closed, with the launch of its ‘Lockdown Learning’ support scheme.
BT is to continue its support and investment into club rugby after agreeing a new three-year sponsorship deal with the four Welsh regions – Cardiff Blues, Scarlets, Dragons and Ospreys.
Ofcom has today fined BT £6.3m after its network division failed to give a rival company the same information as BT’s own bid team during the tender for a public sector telecoms contract in Northern Ireland in 2017/18.
Transatel and BT Wholesale have extended their MVNO agreement to enable 5G for MVNOs in the UK. Transatel is a technical sub-contractor that tends to sit in the middle between primary MNOs and virtual (MVNO) operators
BT has launched a new generation of cloud-optimised managed network services to expand multinational customers’ choice of software-based connectivity solutions.
BT has partnered with data commerce platform Bango to help deliver new products and services to its customers quickly and easily.
BT, University of Warwick and Warwickshire County Council have collaborated to bring 5G innovation and co-development to the University campus and the wider region.
BT has concluded the sale of its domestic operations in France to Computacenter. The transaction is part of BT’s ongoing transformation of its Global unit.
BT and EE customers are set to benefit from Ericsson 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) connectivity following the company’s selection as BT’s 5G RAN provider in the UK capitals London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff
BT and Belfast Harbour are to build a state-of-the-art 5G ecosystem within the Port. The partnership will deliver a series of 5G-led innovations to accelerate Belfast Harbour’s digital transformation.
Ofcom has today opened an investigation in relation to BT’s compliance with its obligations as a broadband universal service provider.
Zoom Video Communications has signed a new carrier agreement with BT, with BT now offering Zoom Meetings, Zoom Phone and Zoom Rooms, in a managed service with integrated networking to ensure optimal user experiences.
BT and Toshiba Europe today announced the UK’s first industrial deployment of a quantum-secure network, transmitting between the National Composites Centre (NCC), the UK’s world-leading composite research and development facility, and the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS)
Nokia has extended its long-term strategic relationship with BT into the 5G arena, following its selection as a 5G RAN vendor for the UK operator. As part of the deal, which will make Nokia BT’s largest equipment provider, Nokia will provide equipment and services at BT radio sites across the UK
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and BT have formed a new strategic supplier partnership that will support the lifesaving charity’s aim of defeating drowning. BT has committed to supporting the charity for the next five years through supplying a new communications service and entering a partnership to develop innovative new technologies to help save lives.
The Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability (RHN) in Putney has enlisted BT and start-up firm Microshare to introduce a smart Internet of Things (IoT) solution to help automate routine tasks to enable staff to spend more time with patients, and residents, and to reduce energy costs.
BT Sport has today made its app available on Fire TV, Android TV, Roku streaming players and Roku TV models. BT Sport customers who also have the necessary subscription plus a 4K capable Fire TV, Roku streaming device, or, one of the 4K devices running Android TV.
BT has launched a new range of fully managed security and advisory services to support Microsoft Azure Sentinel.
BT’s main Glasgow office is set for a multi-million-pound refurbishment as the city was today revealed as a key location in the company’s future plans.
BT Sport will remain free for pubs and clubs until August, recognising the extremely difficult circumstances that the on-trade industry faces as they plan to reopen post lockdown.
Openet has been selected by BT Group to provide real-time charging services for BT Mobile and EE Mobile. Openet has been supplying its Evolved Charging Suite to BT Mobile for a number of years.
BT have signed a deal to deploy Ericsson's dual-mode 5G Core (Evolved Packet Core and 5G Core), a fully container-based, cloud native Mobile Packet Core for 4G, 5G Non-standalone and 5G Standalone services as a single fully integrated core.
Ofcom has fined BT £245,000 after an investigation found that the company overcharged EE’s mobile customers for making calls to 118 directory enquiries services.
BT has announced that it will launch 5G mobile network services in 20 towns and cities across the UK this Friday (October 11). They include Cardiff, Birmingham, Belfast, Bristol, Coventry, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Liverpool, Hull, Sheffield, Leeds and Newcastle.
BT will be working with Qualitest, a software testing and quality assurance company, who will support the delivery of the backbone to their digital infrastructure, including the further development of their 5G offering.
BT today made its formal submission to the UKÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Competition and Markets Authority, seeking approval for the proposed acquisition of EE. The company has said the acquisition will be good for competition, investment and innovation in the UK - and that consumers and businesses will benefit as a result.
BT has launched BT Mobile, a 4G service running on EE's network, with pricing starting at only £5 per month. This follows BT's planned £12.5bn acquisition of the operator.
BT and Barclays have announced that they have teamed up to provide free wi-fi and hands on digital support at libraries and community centres in deprived areas across England.
BT has agreed to buy EE, the UKs largest mobile phone network, in a cash and shares deal worth £12.5 billion. The deal, which BT said would create the UK's leading communications provider, will be partly financed by a £1 billion share issue.
BT has announced that, further to its statement on 24 November 2014, it has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Deutsche Telekom and Orange in relation to BTs possible acquisition of all of their UK mobile business, EE. The period of exclusivity will last several weeks allowing BT to complete its due diligence and for negotiations on a definitive agreement to be conclude