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  • BT to export ‘made in Scotland’ 5G innovations
    Strategy & Change

    BT to export ‘made in Scotland’ 5G innovations


    BT’s Simon Haston highlights importance of ensuring 5G use-cases can be “translated globally”. Focus placed firmly on commercial viability.

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    Financial & Performance

    BT Q1 FY21–22: another toughie, but with promise(s)


    Q1 reiterated as a road to a recovery that will materialise in H2. Consumer reviving but Global eponymously damned. Microsoft deal more than slideware. Virgin Media–O2 FTTP investment could be a backhanded compliment and gift to BT.

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    Strategy & Change

    BT Global shuts down Kuwait HQ


    Division’s rationalisation of Middle Eastern footprint continues as Group confirms closure of Kuwaiti facilities. Residual presence in country — and region — maintained via new reseller alliance with Ooredoo.

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    BT people moves: high-flying Finance swaps


    Brenchley, Lockwood, and Smith pivot in executive finance positions across Group entities. O’Flaherty settled into permanent CIO posting, leaving interim MD, IT role vacant at BT Digital.

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    Strategy & Change

    Shuter shake-up preps BT Enterprise for growth


    New CEO Rob Shuter presented his plan for BT Enterprise. He’s shaking things up for future growth, but first priority is stabilising revenue decline. Revamped organisation tightens commercial focus on customer segments. New Division X to place bets in high-growth areas, with inorganic ventures aligned with BT Digital agenda. ...

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    BT people moves: BT Sourced adds procurement expertise


    Rogers’ Barberis joins BT’s Dublin buying function as B2B VP. Openreach names new leads for partner management and fibre build as FTTP targets grow. BT Global Director Ladha heads for the door. HR rotations at Group and Enterprise.

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    Strategy & Change

    ‘Fearless’ Mehta out to power rapid change at BT


    New CDIO committed to radical cultural change, fostering an entrepreneurial spirit, and a willingness to embrace the risk of failure. BT’s slow start on digital transformation an opportunity to leapfrog a generation of innovation. Group CEO Jansen’s persuasiveness key to convincing Mehta of BT’s potential as a TechCo.

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    BT pays hefty price for full possession of OnePhone


    Swedish business’s 30% holding given a near-nine-figure price tag. Purchase coincides with OnePhone champion taking helm at new Enterprise unit.

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    BT quietly divests Boingo Wireless interest


    Telco offloads small minority stake in Boingo. US wireless internet service provider recently subsumed by Digital Colony.

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    Enterprise (B2B)

    Sims to head up new BT SoHo unit


    Enterprise launches new iteration of Halo for Business with added support for micro-businesses. One of first major moves by Enterprise division following entrance of new CEO Rob Shuter in February.

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    Suppliers & SCM

    BT buys into blockchain-based vendor monitoring group


    Tech-led transformation of telco’s procurement operations continues via adoption of IBM-backed Trust Your Supplier system. Group joins Vodafone, DT, and Verizon in backing new scheme. Move support category-aligned setup of standalone ProcureCo in Dublin.

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    Products & Services

    BT Security locks onto Fortinet for SD-WAN


    Security division launches new managed SD-WAN with Fortinet Secure SD-WAN built-in. New service pitched as being able to “de-risk digital transformation investments” made by BT Global customers.

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    Enterprise (B2B)

    BT supports Orica’s cloud-native push


    Latest “cloud-optimised” tech to be adopted across explosives specialist’s global footprint. BT works longstanding Cisco ties for SD-WAN contract win. Deal also involves deployment of network monitoring and cybersecurity services.

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    BT people moves: strategic appointments in health and banking


    BT continues its effort to grow into the healthcare industry with accounts leaders named at Enterprise. Unilever CISO joins Group as cybersecurity VP. BT Global’s Rycx targets Simplify programme expansion for MNCs. Board changes at soon-to-be subsumed OnePhone.

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    Suppliers & SCM

    BT Sourced adopts Globality’s smart purchasing tech


    Pourrat’s new ProcureCo leveraging AI to “transform” buying processes. Globality platform to enable simpler, speedier way of doing business. Tie-up of importance to ECG compliance strategy.

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    BT people moves: Karonis replacement named at Enterprise


    Following the launch of BT Digital and BT Networks, Dave Matthews was appointed BT Enterprise CTIO to fill Karonis’ shoes. BT Non-Executive Director Cheshire takes a Chairman role at Spire Healthcare. BT Global SVP Roger Woodend departs for AWS.

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    BT’s revamped Newcastle office set for re-opening


    Operator to inaugurate opening of “one of first” upgraded offices under Better Workplace scheme.  “First phase” of site redevelopment completed, with hybrid working practices helping maintain operations in meantime. Gosforth to prioritise employee welfare as a means to boost customer service.

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    Strategy & Change

    Networks joins Digital division to replace BT Technology


    BT Technology was shuttered and replaced by two new divisions: BT Digital and BT Networks. Harmeen Mehta and Howard Watson at the respective helms as BT seeks transformation and modernisation. Fotis Karonis replacement named at BT Enterprise.

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    Cheshire puts hat in the ring for BT chair job


    Current BT non-exec seeking to buck the trend and encourage Group to look internally for du Plessis replacement. Cheshire brings considerable experience and strong political links, but may lack the skills needed for future battles.

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    Public Affairs

    Threat of BT national strike intensifies


    CWU calls on BT member base to back strike action, with further details on proposed ballot in “coming weeks”. Group transformation continues to exacerbate already disaffected BT-union relations. Mass walkouts from ‘late-spring’ a possibility. Union and BT share very different relationship perspectives.