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    BT targets skills shortage with Digital Campus plans


    Ongoing skills transformation programme will see a virtual learning environment established, dubbed a “one-stop shop” for employee development. Internal reskilling and upskilling remain central to Group’s sustainable growth plan.

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    Partnerships & Alliances

    BT continues “dramatic simplification” with cloud-first AWS deal


    Five-year agreement adds to recent contract with Google Cloud to advance operator’s digital transformation and simplification drive. AWS named preferred cloud provider for internal applications.

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    Network & Infrastructure

    Modular IT estate will make BT a ‘digital talent magnet’


    Consumer Digital MD Kevin Lee labels in-house skills and capabilities a priority as BT aims to attract talent in UK and India. Commitment to “reuse” approach to development as part of Group’s digital transformation, with heightened reliance on collaboration. Challenges at Consumer include complex legacy architecture, with simplification deemed ...

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    BT people moves: Gastey leads Global Manufacturing


    José Gastey named MD for new Global Manufacturing function, combining several industry verticals. BT’s divisional General Counsels swapped as Canham exits, Beckenbridge pivots, and Langlands moves. Better Workplace management tweaked as fit-out contracts awarded.

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    Partnerships & Alliances

    BT flags new contract with Deutsche Post DHL


    The two groups have been working together since at least 2010. Focus on building a sustainable and cloud-based network to underpin supply chains.

  • “Insulting” pay bump rejected as BT faces fresh union battle
    Public Affairs

    “Insulting” pay bump rejected as BT faces fresh union battle


    Communication Workers Union refuses £1,200 flat rise, demanding a 10% increase. States BT has a “clear choice” between prioritising shareholders or workers. Union threatens to begin statutory industrial action ballot.

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    BT people moves: Enterprise names new central government lead


    Changes at Group aim to drive talent and leadership transformation. Digital grows with new Corporate Affairs Director and technical appointments in the UK and India. Enterprise accounts leadership swaps include changes at retail and logistics and central government verticals. Building Digital UK looks to populate new Board of Directors; ...

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    BT names drone chief to fuel unmanned aviation


    Dave Pankhurst appointed Drones Director at BT Digital’s newly-formed Incubation unit. Drones highlighted as one of four key verticals for the startup creation and acceleration division.

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    Strategy & Change

    Mehta puts BT Digital “on steroids” to power transformation


    Chief Digital & Innovation Officer Harmeen Mehta relishes opportunity for dramatic change at BT, as she sets about untangling digital architecture. Google-powered Digital Brain to bolster AI and data platform. Digital jumps on cost savings bandwagon, with £500m contribution expected. Talent and recruitment drive incoming.

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    Venturing & Investments

    BT opens venturing wallet for on-demand talent pool startup


    Startup acceleration ambition kickstarted with minority stake in Distributed. New acquisition to provide BT access to on-demand software engineering teams to support development projects, with connected healthcare solutions first up. BT’s Harmeen Mehta hopes such partnerships will alleviate skills shortage pressures and drive her digitalisation agenda.

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    BT people moves: BT Federal fills out


    Mike Barthlow appointed CEO at BT’s US public sector division, with senior reports changed in parallel. BT’s healthcare focus tightened with a new HealthTech Incubator under Harmeen Mehta’s Digital domain and strategic health programme lead named at Enterprise. Openreach Service Delivery changes as Olly Kunc ships out.

  • UK operators action inflation‑linked pricing

    UK operators action inflation-linked pricing


    BT, EE join fellow operators in price hike announcements as UK inflation pushes broadband and mobile prices up nearly 10%. Consumer challenges affecting MNOs too, say MNOs. Brexit impact also felt for roamers.

  • Mehta brings new talent to BT Digital

    Mehta brings new talent to BT Digital


    Vodafone Smart Tech creator Tom Guy to head Incubation unit. New team aligns with Mehta’s desire for “crazy people” to create disruptive services.

  • Cellnex offers CMA deal to secure Hutchison UK tower merger
    Public Affairs

    Cellnex offers CMA deal to secure Hutchison UK tower merger


    Spanish InfraCo willing to sell enough sites from its existing estate to enable a new UK tower player to emerge, and overcome CMA concerns on competition linked to its planned CKH infrastructure acquisition. Four companies have already stepped forward as potential buyers. CTIL objects to being positioned as a ...

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

    BT, VMware target modern network and security challenges


    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.

  • DCMS told to get a grip on Project Gigabit
    Public Affairs

    DCMS told to get a grip on Project Gigabit


    “Disappointed” accounts committee frustrated by lack of measurable progress and clear plans for reaching 2025 target of 85% ultrafast coverage. Department blasted for lack of meaningful legislation on removal of barriers to deployment. DCMS still seeking clarity from operators on national rollout plans.

  • AI not ready for bot-to-bot negotiation — BT’s Brown

    AI not ready for bot-to-bot negotiation — BT’s Brown


    Director of Procurement Strategy & Transformation says AI needs more training, but bot-to-bot purchasing “will come”. BT already implements AI tech to help select prospective vendors and optimise supply chain monitoring.

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    BT people moves: ESG key in New Year changes


    Digital impact and sustainability manifesto brings a number of new roles to further ESG agenda. Fibre build challengers Borderlink and Hyperoptic poach ex-BT and Openreach staffers to drive regional FTTP rollout plans. Healthcare remains a key focus for Digital and Enterprise developments.

  • DAZN retakes lead in BT Sport race

    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.

  • BT’s Harmeen Mehta keen on ‘massive’ Indian expansion

    BT’s Mehta keen on ‘massive’ Indian expansion


    Chief Digital and Innovation Officer wants to make “full use” of digital skills in the country. Outlines “very, very different” challenges compared to UK marketplace. Wider digital transformation “almost like creating a new BT”.