Group R&D arm and US NatCo open applications for T‑Challenge 2022.
Focus on retail vertical, with telco keen to enhance post‑COVID experiences for those shopping at home and in‑store.
Scheme offering share of €600,000 prize pot.
Senior BT execs say new technology should respond to consumer, industry needs.
No appetite for a “step change” in radio; 5G backwards compatibility a must.
Coverage, reliability more promising areas for 6G improvement than peak data rates.
TOBi now present in 15 Vodafone markets, although maturity of deployments varies.
Aim is for TOBi to take over 100% of inbound conversations and limited sales transactions.
Froment‑Curtil sets out his stall as Group CCO.
Group recruiting for newly formed Digital Healthcare division.
Unit to develop e‑health startup ecosystem, with provision of path‑to‑market options.
‘BT Incubation’ revealed as working title for broader tech accelerator branch.
Senior BT researchers optimistic about multiple use-cases for Lumenisity’s hollow fibre, but commercial timeframes unclear.
“Reams and reams of data” still need to be pored over as part of due diligence process.
BT confident, however, that Lumenisity has reached the point of producing “duct‑deployable” HCF cable.
UK incubator leans on expertise of outside consultancy to launch Wayraise scheme.
Mountside helping ensure Wayra businesses are “investor-ready” and works to facilitate greater flow of VC into startup ecosystem.