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BT is facing nearly £100m of repayments after Ofcom concluded the telecoms company had overcharged providers such as BSkyB, TalkTalk and Virgin Media for its ethernet services.
Telstra’s annual results revealed a company that's still claiming a disproportionate share of the telecommunications market.
Fujitsu has withdrawn its bid to provide broadband infrastructure to Cumbria under the BDUK scheme, leaving BT as the sole supplier in the region
Fewer than half of customers calling BT and TalkTalk are given accurate broadband download speed information before the point of purchase, according to telecoms watchdog Ofcom.Ofcom said on Tuesday that the overall number of people being told about the download speeds of broadband packages had improved but that there were still companies, such as BT and TalkTalk, whose customer service staff failed to provide download speed information without being prompted in more than half of all calls.
The telecoms company, which has rolled out its super-fast broadband network to 10 million premises, saw annual profits go up 42 percent in the last financial year
BT has begun selling off its vintage 'Jubilee' or 'K6' phone boxes, as the age of the mobile phone sees usage of the design icons plummet.Apart from selling the phone boxes, BT also lets local communities 'adopt' them for new purposes Photo credit: BTThe telecoms giant said on Thursday that the refurbished cast-iron kiosks have a starting price of £1,950.
The telecoms regulator Ofcom has come up with new draft caps for how much BT Openreach can charge other ISPs for its wholesale line rental and for local loop unbundling.The reduced rates may lead to lower retail prices for consumers and businesses.
As BT gets going on a project to digitise half a million pictures from its archives, ZDNet UK has selected some already online that illustrate the ups and downs of the UK communications over the years
The world's oldest telecoms company, BT, is suing Google over... well, pretty much everything, from Android to Google Maps, and even at the core of the company: Google Search.
BT will create more than 300 new customer service jobs in the West Midlands, the telecoms giant has promised.The company said on Friday that the jobs, to be created at its Providence Place complex in West Bromwich, Sandwell, followed "positive discussions between BT and the Communications Workers Union (CWU)".
The telecoms giant's chief executive has predicted wider coverage for fibre-based broadband across the UK than previously planned, as BT announced a rise in pre-tax profit
The regulator has banned the sale of broadband and fixed-line contracts that automatically renew into another fixed-term period, saying they discourage people from switching provider
Broadband is getting faster, but the regulator has pointed out an increasing gap between advertised speeds and those actually received by customers
BT and the Chinese telecoms kit-maker ZTE have announced a major research partnership, aimed at developing new fixed-line, wireless and mobile services.The companies said on Wednesday that the partnership would combine ZTE's telecoms equipment and network savvy with BT's innovation and communications service delivery record.
BT Openreach, the division of the telecoms company that builds and runs its nationwide network, has announced plans to recruit two hundred ex-armed forces personnel to help roll out fibre-based super-fast broadband.The ex-soldiers will begin their new careers this month, as part of Openreach's mobile engineering workforce.
BT is to roll out fibre-based broadband in the Northern Ireland city of Derry, the telecoms giant has announced.The company is to be a commercial partner "to support Derry~Londonderry UK City of Culture 2013", and will have the fibre rolled out by the autumn of this year in preparation for that event, BT said.
Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a scheme to have fibre-based fast broadband made available to every community in the UK by 2015
Telecoms company BT has announced that it will begin trialling fibre-based broadband connections of up to 1Gbps from next year, as well as extending the roll-out of its existing fibre packages.The high-speed technical trial will begin early in 2011 in Kesgrave, Suffolk.
Government figures show an eight percent year-on-year drop in fixed-line telecoms R&D expenditure in 2009, despite a 513 percent increase in operating profits over the same period
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