BT reports strong quarter, will keep EE brand alive

UK telco BT has celebrated its acquisition of MNO EE with a strong set of quarterly numbers and the decision to keep the EE brand alive as a distinct business group within a restructured company

BT officially completes EE acquisition

As expected the ‘I’s have been dotted, the ‘T’s have been crossed and the UK’s largest mobile operator is now a division of its dominant fixed-line player.

BT commences charm offensive with UK jobs pledge

UK fixed-line market leader BT waited only one working day after getting the green light to acquire EE before commencing a charm offensive that is likely to continue for much of the year.

BT acquisition of EE gets a provisional green light

The UK competition authority has provisionally approved the acquisition of mobile operator EE by fixed-line giant BT, which will create the country’s dominant communications provider.

BT, Alcatel-Lucent reach 5Gbps over copper in XG.Fast lab trial

A joint BT and Alcatel-Lucent experiment has achieved throughput speeds of 5 Gbps in lab conditions as they explore the potential of a variation on broadband technology (XG.FAST). The technology also reached a speed of 1.8 Gbps over a distance of 100 metres, in early experiments on this new networking type.

BT counters criticism with fibre and pledge

BT’s CEO Gavin Patterson has called for regulators to impose tough new minimum levels of broadband, fibre coverage and service, to help it preserve Britain’s lead as the G20’s most digitised economy.

BT rivals renew demands for Openreach split

A group of BT’s competitors have allied themselves with several professional bodies to send an open letter to the FT, calling for Ofcom to recommend a competition investigation into BT.


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