Telecoms News UK

All the latest key telecoms insight, news and analysis from the UK, including BT (EE), Telefónica (O2) and Vodafone.



Latest Telefónica people moves: Prautzsch takes helm at German FibreCo


Telefónica Infra’s fibre JV with Allianz fills out management positions, drawing on Telefónica insiders. Ayucar and Martínez take CTO roles in the Digital Consumer & Data Office. Vivo rotates Operations and Wholesale leadership.


Public Affairs

NI report criticises past public broadband projects


Audit Office report cannot verify that two broadband projects “achieved value for money”. High service take-up rates suggest not all public funding was needed. NI expected to claw back £14m of public funds from BT. Hopes for £165m Project Stratum to deliver better outcome for rural broadband.



BT’s uninvited new co-pilot: what’s Drahi’s mission?


Altice buys minority stake but claims no intention of full-fledged takeover. Seeks to support BT’s strategic fibre, for which Drahi has genuine zeal. BTwatch explores industrial logic and financial machinations behind move.