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BT looks to fibre, Wi-fi and 4G for growth

BT is adding new copper and fibre broadband customers to its network as it continues to extend the reach of its fibre network, but tough conditions in Europe and declining call revenues are eating into its takings.

May 10, 2013 by

BT allowed to appeal against Digital Economy Act

BT has been given leave to revive its case against the Digital Economy Act, having been told earlier this year that they may not do so.Late on Friday morning, the telco won permission to appeal against the outcome of a judicial review in April, when the High Court threw out almost all of BT and TalkTalk's claims that the act was incompatible with EU laws on privacy, freedom of information and the responsibilities of ISPs.

October 7, 2011 by

Power surge blamed for BT broadband outage

BT's big broadband outage on Monday was caused by a power surge, the telco has said.The outage, which affected hundreds of thousands of customers around the UK, was originally put down to a power failure, but a BT spokesman told ZDNet UK on Tuesday that a surge had been to blame.

October 4, 2011 by

BT broadband up again after northern outage

BT customers in Northern Ireland, the north of England and parts of Scotland suffered a broadband outage on the weekend.The telco said on Monday that the disruption, which was caused by a technical fault "at an exchange in the Edinburgh area on Friday night", was over by the early hours of Saturday morning.

November 1, 2010 by

North Lincs village hit by BT copper cable theft

Hundreds of meters of copper cable were stolen in the North Lincolnshire village of Winteringham earlier this month, BT has said.According to the telco, the theft of more than 330 meters of copper occurred late on the evening of 15 September, and phone and broadband services were restored to local residents within two days.

September 24, 2010 by

ACTA won't make ISPs cops: EC

The European Commission (EC) has told UK telco giant BT that the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will not force internet service providers (ISPs) to police their networks for copyright infringement.

September 20, 2010 by

BT on Asia Pac hiring spree

Telecommunications giant BT is hiring 300 staff across the Asia Pacific, including Australia, for some 15 new professional services portfolios.

September 8, 2010 by

NHS IT contractors get pay rise

UK health agency Connecting for Health will now pay telco BT £1 billion, 61 per cent more than the original £620 million, to provide the backbone for the NHS National Programme for IT, following a contract reset inFebruary this year.

September 9, 2008

Telstra's BT coat doesn't fit

The vision of the future BT portrayed this week at an Australian conference was so far removed from how Telstra's David Quilty has described the British telco that I wonder if they were talking about the same UK.

September 3, 2008 by

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