Telecoms News UK

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

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People

Latest Telefónica people moves: Prautzsch takes helm at German FibreCo

2021-06-17T14:09:00+01:00

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.

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Public Affairs

NI report criticises past public broadband projects

2021-06-17T12:39:00+01:00

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.

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M&A

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

2021-06-11T10:06:00+01:00

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.