Articles about BT
The telco, which used to be a mobile player before it sold O2 to Telefónica in 2005, will take part in the upcoming 4G spectrum auction. It is quite likely, though, that it wants the airwaves to provide a wireless alternative to fixed-line broadband.
Many businesses should be able to get full-fat fibre connectivity for a lower price as of next year, when BT Openreach will cut its wholesale pricing for FTTP-enabled areas and introduce its FTTP-on-demand option, also at the lower cost.
P2P search engine Newzbin2 has been forced to shut down amid mounting financial pressures and moves by ISPs to block the site.
From next month, scrap metal dealers will no longer be able to deal in cash, under a legal crackdown aimed at combating thefts that regularly cause broadband and phone outages for BT customers.
The telco now says it will have covered two-thirds of the UK with fibre connectivity by the spring of 2014, not the end of 2014 as it said a year ago, and not the end of 2015 as was the original plan.
BT is recruiting up to 250 armed forces leavers to help with its fibre broadband rollout in the UK, having previously enlisted some 800 engineers from the military.
Third-party peering problems mean pages load at a snail's pace for some, while copper cable thefts shoot down internet and phone service for others.
BT's £2.5bn rollout of fibre-based technology continues, with the addition of 163 exchanges that will soon be able to provide super-fast broadband to homes across the UK.
A leaked Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) discussion document reportedly claims BT is trying to increase the amount of public funding it gets for delivering broadband to poorly served parts of the UK.
The communications provider's contract win was a near-certainty, as its only rival, Fujitsu, pulled out two months ago. BT is also poised to pick up the Norfolk contract.
The £33m deal will see almost every business and home in the county given access to high-speed broadband by the end of 2013.
The company, which was the official communications services partner for the Olympics and Paralympics, has released statistics about the impact of the events on its retail and on-site networks.
Telco BT has announced it has sold two-thirds of its stake in Indian services company Tech Mahindra, ahead of the outsourcer's planned merger.
The British telecoms company is looking to sell about 5 percent of its 23 percent stake in the Indian company for about US$100 million.
From January, BT customers will pay up to 5.9 percent more for broadband and phone services, while access to certain TV channels is set to rise by up to 39 percent.
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- 1 Last in line, BT blocks The Pirate Bay; bypassed in minutes
- 2 BT brings forward fibre rollout end date again
- 3 330Mbps prices to fall as BT cuts fibre-to-the-premises wholesale fees
- 4 Big data: Still dogged by security fears but Europe's catching up
- 5 Superfast broadband: Can new rules for BT boost competition?