All Philip Jansen articles – Page 7

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    Strategy & Change

    BT to face bona fide converged challenge from VM–O2


    Liberty Global and Telefónica Group creating a UK “connectivity champion” that will leapfrog Sky to become a close second competitor to BT Group. BT confident in its lead in the convergence race, and upbeat on consolidation opportunities, but Spanish fibre know-how and comparable digital portfolio could present new threat. ...

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    Financial & Performance

    BT FY19–20: Fibre target raised — in theory…


    BT is upping the target for full-fibre to 20 million premises passed by the ‘mid- to late-2020s’. 

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    Financial & Performance

    BT FY19–20: Jansen leading through the gloom


    Managed services revenue slumps at Global, while mobile fails to prove itself a panacea across corporate divisions. Guidance for the year largely achieved, but post-COVID-19 uncertainty prompts Group to hold off on future forecasts. Transformation ambitions uprated on internal IT overhaul and redoubled commitment to invest in next-generation networks, ...

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    BT denies Openreach stake sale


    FT report sparks speculation on the future of BT’s access services business as Group market cap hits lows, and worries persist on the funding of fibre rollout plans. BT declined to comment officially but senior management vehemently denied the accuracy of the report in internal comments and ...

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    Financial & Performance

    BT Q4/FY19–20 results first-take: Fixed and 5G leadership at all cost


    Refusing to relinquish fixed-line or mobile leadership; not alarmed by O2-Virgin Media combination. Q4 and FY19–20 performance largely ignored (was on track). Cautiously positive on weathering COVID-19 crisis, but great uncertainty. Capex rising to fund uprated fibre ambition and Technology-led transformation — carts before horses? Yet more cost-cutting (or ...

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    Strategy & Change

    BT to invest its way through crisis says Jansen


    Jansen declares an ambition to “invest more heavily on the back of this crisis” and use it to identify opportunities to drive economic recovery and benefit all stakeholders. BT CEO claims providing outlook guidance “just impossible” for months to come. No return to business-as-usual expected, but Group gearing up ...

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    Strategy & Change

    BT makes stand against coronavirus


    BT emphasising the critical role of digital infrastructure as the coronavirus pandemic brings dramatic changes to the UK. Support for government initiatives, including big data sharing and boosted NHS connectivity stressed, while management hopes government support will follow as economic challenges to the Group emerge. McRae gives a ...

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    BT reviews senior leadership pay


    A change in remuneration policy currently under review, potentially restricting pension allowances.

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    Financial & Performance

    BT’s Q3 FY19 20: a long road ahead


    Consumer continues to face greater competition Enterprise is still shedding legacy fixed-line revenue at a rate of knots Global is still beating a strategic retreat  Openreach appears to be in reasonable health

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    Network & Infrastructure

    BT gets to grips with rural agenda


    Developing plans for rural network-sharing for 4G may be echoed in fixed-line plans as BT and government sketch out fibre acceleration strategy. Allera sets out costs of cooperation as mobile sector grapples with putting promises into action.

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    Financial & Performance

    BT’s H1 FY19–20 divisional round up


    BT is continuing its balancing act of underlining the importance of being competitive in retail markets while not being dragged downwards on pricing. Jansen appears ready to fight all comers, while Consumer Chief Executive Marc Allera spends more time emphasising building services that can justify charging a premium.

  • BT's H1 FY19–20: Jansen warns this might sting a little…
    Financial & Performance

    BT’s H1 FY19–20: Jansen warns this might sting a little…


    In-line performance, and commitments to keep building transformational momentum, but medicine may have short-term side effects. Fibre acceleration revving up, but uncertainty, both political and regulatory, acting as a brake. Lowth committed to prudence, but open to upping investment. Consumer getting more combative, Enterprise hoping to ride the waves ...

  • Gerry McQuade, Openreach, Belfast
    Strategy & Change

    BT Enterprise to play its part in Beyond Limits plans


    Enterprise is edging customers towards its new portfolio of digital services as it declares its support for ‘UK PLC’. Upfront investment in upgrades for both fibre and Ethernet connections expected to create a smooth path for upselling. Security services to be weaved throughout the Enterprise portfolio in pursuit of ...

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    Financial & Performance

    BT Group financial reports roundup, October 2019


    Credit Suisse reiterated its “outperform” rating for BT Group. Woodford Equity Fund reported that it had acquired a 1.4% stake in BT Group. Berenberg noted the low valuation on BT Group, based on its current share price. Group CEO Jansen bought 584,000 shares in the telco during mid-September 2019. ...

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    Financial & Performance

    BT Group glad-hands investors as share pressure remains


    While revised strategy plans for the UK were still bubbling, BT faced a tricky summer with a dwindling share price and investor concerns over operational challenges.

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    Strategy & Change

    BT Group begins reinvention as national champion


    Jansen strives to present operator as a national and customer champion, with ‘Beyond Limits’ the new rallying cry. Social- and digital-inclusion efforts accompanying home nation sports sponsorship to highlight community links. Signs of progress on Allera’s declared Consumer strategy with customer experience and partnership aspirations to the fore. Consumer ...

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    Consumer (B2C)

    Allera under pressure as BT consumer market heats up


    The heat of the spotlight on the Consumer division is rising as competition builds, and with it pressure on the division’s CEO Marc Allera.

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    Network & Infrastructure

    BT Group ready to take Johnson’s fibre call at face value


    On the Q1 FY19-20 call, BT management regularly reiterated its willingness to support apparent ambition within the new Johnson government for complete UK full-fibre coverage by 2025. The open embrace did, though, have the feel of calling a bluff that almost, but never quite, tipped over into sarcasm. ...

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    Financial & Performance

    BT Group management update: Q1 FY19-20


    Fewer positive indicators for the Group as competition weighs on Consumer, but signs that business-focused divisions are building momentum. Jansen already straining at the confines of existing BT strategy, and promises more aggressive stance in retail sectors. Allera’s more-for-more focus under pressure with fibre price-cuts, delays in ...

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    Strategy & Change

    Jansen pitches share ownership to shift BT Group culture


    A new scheme aims to award £500-a-year in shares to each of the Group’s 100,000 employees, as Jansen encourages cultural change at BT.