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Partnerships & Alliances

BT ties with SES on ‘multi‑orbit’ data and IoT

Global division looking to satcomms to expand mining sector presence and boost search for growth. Tie-up bridges various in-vogue areas of enterprise IoT, satellite, not‑spot coverage, and cloud productised services. Deal appears precursor to broader revamp of BT’s ecosystem at intersection of wireless and satcomms.

DT invests in Teridion for multi-cloud WAN connectivity

Venturing & Investments

DT invests in Teridion for multi-cloud WAN connectivity

Takes minority stake in Israel-based WAN specialist. Teridion adds another prong to DT’s SD-WAN approach.

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M&A

Telefónica concludes Central American exit with El Salvador sale

General International Telecom’s $139m transaction completed. Sale goes through at the second attempt after an agreement with América Móvil collapsed in 2019.

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People

Openreach’s McTighe emerges as frontrunner for Ofcom chair

Mike McTighe, Chairman at Openreach, reportedly on the shortlist to oversee regulator. Drawn‑out search for Lord Burns’ successor sees another BT‑affiliated name on the cards.

DAZN retakes lead in BT Sport race

M&A

DAZN retakes lead in BT Sport race

Sports streaming specialist in pole position to land $800m deal. Discovery JV still a possibility, but cash injection may be preferable as BT invests in 5G and fibre rollouts.

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