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    Interview: New HQ beckons for Jansen’s “better BT”


    As BT prepares to move into a new-era head office in Aldgate, Technology HR boss Mark Murphy speaks to TelcoTitans about the Group’s physical and virtual makeover. Technology reorganisation, facilities facelift, and move to ‘smart working’ viewed as key to refreshing how BT does business. Organic and inclusive approach ...

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    Partnerships & Alliances

    Arqit CEO lets slip mixed feelings about BT links


    Startup boss concedes that its partner is also a QKD competitor, which “changes the addressable market somewhat”. He also tellingly describes BT as “very cautious” at a time when terrestrial QuantumCloud on cusp of commercial rollout.

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    Elsewhere in BT Technology: BT taps iTrinegy


    BT taps iTrinegy expertise for vRAN R&D; McRae sees optical future.

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    Network & Infrastructure

    BT bags first UK customer win as neutral host provider


    Bruntwood SciTech, a property provider to the science and tech sector, signs on the dotted line. EE, as part of the deal, leverages parent company’s indoor neutral host solution at Cheshire’s Alderley Park.

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    Network & Infrastructure

    BT, STL push for legacy support in SDN migration


    Two companies working within Broadband Forum to help define standardised and open interfaces to support legacy assets as operators embark on SDN migration. Fisher pointedly remarks that network and technology investment cycles are typically between seven and twelve years.

  • BT flags hollow core fibre trial with Lumenisity, Mavenir

    BT flags hollow core fibre trial with Lumenisity, Mavenir


    BT optical networks guru Lord hails technology as “truly remarkable”, but large-scale deployments unlikely anytime soon. Shorter latency times of up to 50% and lower 5G rollout costs among perceived benefits.

  • Elsewhere in BT Technology: Qlik's cost‑saving BT deal

    Elsewhere in BT Technology: Qlik’s cost-saving BT deal


    Qlik trumpets cost-saving success in BT deal; “better trust models” needed to combat cyber risk; and G7 conference leads to UK–US R&D agreement.

  • BT activates standalone 5G at Adastral Park

    BT activates standalone 5G at Adastral Park


    BT’s EU-funded 5G research facility upgraded using ‘proof of concept’ hardware from Samsung Networks.

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    Network & Infrastructure

    BT puzzles over end-to-end quantum security


    Optical expert optimistic about upcoming commercial availability of QKD and “global” satellite distribution of crypto keys. How to protect the terrestrial “bit in the middle” against quantum-computing hacks still uncertain. Due diligence needed on Arqit’s QuantumCloud. Lord confident UK can tap into EU funding, despite Brexit.

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    Openreach Tech team powers UK fibre build


    CTIO Colin Lees shares impact of tech overhaul on network build. More effort on provisioning and repair in three-year transformation project. Openreach owns IT and Network strategy decisions; BT Digital and BT Networks are key suppliers. Three-supplier strategy for FTTP advances with Adtran, Huawei and Nokia.

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    Network & Infrastructure

    BT warns “Quantum Apocalypse” might happen in 2024


    Optical research expert says quantum computers could crack current public-key cryptosystems within a few years. Ubiquitous fibre connectivity particularly vulnerable to attack. BT sees QKD — “fighting quantum with quantum” — as key in safeguarding national critical infrastructure.

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    Elsewhere in BT Technology: BT, Telefónica plot edge pilot


    BT and Telefónica prove edge compatibility; Ericsson and BT deliver 5G VR testing for Hyperbat.

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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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    Network & Infrastructure

    BT explores optical options after Moore, Shannon


    Lord keen to leverage lower-cost data centre technologies for network deployment. Floats idea of ripping out ROADMs in core network and replacing them with routers and ZR optics pluggables. Lower prices through photonic integration seen as key. Promising trials with hollow-core and multi-core fibre.

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    Innovation (R&D)

    BT shines light on AI in the East


    Adastral Park R&D facility takes centre stage in inaugural Artificial Intelligence Festival. East of England emerges as UK hub for AI research and innovation. BT asserts AI thought leadership and is UK’s top AI patent filer. Group’s use of AI aligns with telco peers, but recent moves suggest bigger ...

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    Network & Infrastructure

    Howard Watson eyes 2027 as open RAN opportunity


    Huawei 5G kit replacement in line with 2027 deadline an opportunity for urban commercial open RAN deployment. BT expects to stick with dual key vendor policy, but hopes to see more choice. Huawei kit still being rolled out as BT juggles network plans with government demands.

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    Elsewhere in BT Technology: vyn joins Adastral


    Martlesham explores possibilities of vyn.

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    Openreach pushes ahead in journey to agile


    CTIO Colin Lees discusses three-year transformation project across IT, network, and processes to support FTTP rollout. Independent Openreach Technology division treads in parent’s tech footsteps. Adopts agile development where it can and organises into Tribes and Squads. Data strategy seeks “single source of truth”. Takes pragmatic approach to cloud ...

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    BT people moves: Groth joins Data & AI team


    BT continues Digital refresh: Group Data & AI Solutions unit further fills out with Groth joining to lead partnerships. Weston picks up Transformation Performance remit at Global. Chet Patel takes Americas MD spot at Global, with Vanderick holding fort as MD, Commercial. James Lilley to drive all-IP for Openreach ...

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    Strategy & Change

    BT turns to disruptive AI veteran in pursuit of Ambition 2030


    Airtel CIO Harmeen Mehta bringing even greater AI advocacy and a ‘big tech’ frame of mind to BT’s new Digital division. Philip Jansen looking at bigger picture beyond fibre rollout as he sees Group’s future in delivering a UK platform for software-defined services.