BT Deals – Page 9

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    M&A

    Discovery JV: BT Sport to be unbundled from BT

    2022-02-04T12:21:00Z

    Another twist to the tale as BT and Discovery enter exclusive discussions. Jansen indicates agreement encompasses Eurosport UK and ‘Discovery app’, hinting at sports content tie-up; says deal has “no downsides”. The move could be a huge blow to DAZN, which appeared to have secured an $800m buyout.

  • BT gives Rackspace thumbs‑up for hybrid cloud
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    BT gives Rackspace thumbs-up for hybrid cloud

    2022-02-04T09:35:00Z

    US firm scores breakthrough win with BT Global. Collaboration will see Rackspace tech integrated into BT data centres. Aim to bolster hybrid-cloud proposition to multinational customers.

  • Digital Space joins the Elite
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    Digital Space joins the Elite

    2022-02-03T09:34:00Z

    IT provider appointed BT Wholesale Elite Partner. Three-tier Partner Plus programme launched last spring now boasts more than 100 collaborators.

  • BT wary of Cellnex compromise on CKH tower merger
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    BT wary of Cellnex compromise on CKH tower merger

    2022-02-02T15:31:00Z

    Spanish InfraCo willing to sell enough sites from existing estate to enable new UK tower player to emerge, overcoming CMA concerns on competition linked to planned CKH infrastructure acquisition. Four companies already stepped forward as potential buyers. BT remains concerned about impact on MBNL and 5G investment plans.

  • BT Wholesale takes Truphone from rival
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    BT Wholesale takes Truphone from rival

    2022-02-02T10:34:00Z

    EE network quality draws the MVNO to BT Wholesale from VM O2, as Virgin Media continues migration from EE to Vodafone.

  • BT follows EE with BAI deal
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    BT follows EE with BAI deal

    2022-02-02T09:33:00Z

    Wholesale division to provide colocation space for neutral host network. BT flags wider focus on edge computing.

  • BT, VMware target modern network and security challenges
    Products & Services

    BT, VMware target modern network and security challenges

    2022-01-21T10:15:00Z

    Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), delivered as a BT-managed service, supports the adoption of “the latest technologies and workstyles” Latest in a string of collaborations between BT and VMware following long-term SD-WAN partnership.

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    Partnerships & Alliances

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

    2022-01-14T11:58:00Z

    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.

  • Elsewhere in BT Global: Inflame under development for Enterprise
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    Elsewhere in BT Global: Inflame under development for Enterprise

    2022-01-11T14:57:00Z

    Epidemiological modelling brought onboard for AI-based cybersecurity solutions; BT builds Nokia’s SD-WAN.

  • ABB signs BT for wide ranging security and IoT deal
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    ABB signs BT for wide ranging security and IoT deal

    2022-01-10T15:57:00Z

    “Trusted partner” BT Global takes multi-national managed services deal. Automated, software-defined core platform with IoT and security focus set for deployment. Innovation collaboration commitment included.

  • Elsewhere in BT Enterprise: BT links up with TIM & Telefónica in Turin
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    Elsewhere in BT Enterprise: BT links up with TIM & Telefónica in Turin

    2022-01-10T14:57:00Z

    BT Enterprise ties with Italian telcos for connected cars and the University of Hertfordshire for smart city solutions.

  • BT focuses energies on health industry
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    BT focuses energies on health industry

    2022-01-09T15:57:00Z

    BT ramps up plans with formation of Clinical Advisory Board populated by eight NHS clinicians. Move builds on operator’s sign-up to Health Tech Alliance and The Kings Fund as part of efforts to expand in the industry through collaboration.

  • EE climbs on board with BAI
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    EE climbs on board with BAI

    2022-01-08T15:56:00Z

    EE and Three UK become first two operators to sign up for neutral host network. A further key element is enabled for the Emergency Services Network. Motorola Solutions appeals CMA decision to investigate dual role as Airwave and ESN supplier.

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    Operations

    Openreach turns to video AI to cut install snags

    2022-01-05T14:59:00Z

    Infra provider claims install quality, efficiency, and consistency gains from roll out of video analytics software from partner Vyntelligence.

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    Suppliers & SCM

    BT joins audit club to boost supplier sustainability

    2021-12-16T16:13:00Z

    Pourrat underlines ESG credentials though membership of telco grouping to share best practice on supply chain sustainability. Highlights that BT spent around £13.1bn this year with more than 1,100 direct suppliers in nearly 100 countries, and that understanding impact on environment and society is key.

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    Partnerships & Alliances

    BT joins industry bodies in health-tech drive

    2021-12-15T12:32:00Z

    Operator added to Health Tech Alliance and The Kings Fund as part of effort to expand in the industry through collaboration. Health a sector of interest to CEO Jansen amid BT Enterprise resurgence.

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    M&A

    Defences up as Drahi increases BT stake

    2021-12-14T13:52:00Z

    Patrick Drahi’s Altice UK stops short of a takeover bid, but increases holding to 18%. UK government issues warning that it “will not hesitate” to protect national interests amid concerns of foreign investment in critical infrastructure incumbent. Takeover not Drahi’s ‘intention’, but caveats are in place.

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    M&A

    Will Drahi come knocking on BT’s door?

    2021-12-13T15:18:00Z

    Six months on from French billionaire’s surprise raid on BT, Altice UK now free to up its stake or mount a takeover bid. Jansen called in for meeting with UK government minister to get the lowdown on Drahi’s intentions.

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    Suppliers & SCM

    Openreach urges Vauxhall to build British ‘green’ fleet

    2021-12-13T14:34:00Z

    Clive Selley, Openreach CEO, “in talks” with Vauxhall owner Stellantis to increase production of electric vehicles at its UK plant. Vauxhall supplies Openreach’s 28,000-strong commercial van fleet, which will be ‘green’ by 2030. 1,000 EVs currently on the road in Openreach livery.

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    M&A

    BT Sport mulls Discovery JV as DAZN buyout stalls

    2021-12-07T11:32:00Z

    Discovery in talks with BT over sports broadcasting partnership. Deal would offer strong alternative to DAZN’s £600m buyout attempt.