Organic growth in key metrics puts Group broadly on track to hit guidance for the year, although Mexico a drag. Management maintaining focus beyond near‑term for 5G and digital transformation. Services beyond connectivity slowly feeding MNC growth.
Juniper is taking a strategic partnership role in the UK, building on its work in Telefónica Group’s home market. Potential noted for Juniper to expand its influence on additional markets, and reinforce existing deployments across the Telefónica footprint.
Latest people movements include: Hans Jordan, Mattias Karlsson, David Blázquez, Daniele Sidoti, Jon Angus, Kirsty King, Markus Lloyd, Catherine Marks, Duncan Morris, Hiran Ravat, Helen Roberts, Victor Aloi, Gary Stewart.
Ofcom confirms intention to offer frequencies in the 700MHz and 3.6GHz-3.8GHz bands in spring 2020, but with a change in auction structure. Industry commitments on rural coverage said to have enabled regulatory rethink. Degree of uncertainty remains due to UK elections and Brexit developments.
Telefónica UK (O2 UK) provided connectivity for a smart ambulance at Millbrook Proving Ground in September 2019, as part of a trial which it claims “has the potential to revolutionise patient diagnosis, transport and treatment”.
Considerable speculation and debate on the future of UK communications infrastructure and the sector was sparked by a new Labour Party policy. In its Manifesto for the upcoming UK General Election, Labour is committing to the nationalisation of major elements of BT Group that relate to the provision of ...
OpCo claims UK first following introduction of spectrum-sharing rules.
DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade providing Virgin Media with a clear opportunity to declare itself a key partner in the government’s pursuit of gigabit speeds. Management bullish on the prospect of taking the fight to Openreach, beyond Virgin’s traditional footprint. Sky in a position to play off Virgin and Openreach, as ...
Openreach following through with full‑fibre commitment to distinguish its infrastructure capabilities from rivals. Government putting up more money, but appears open to gigabit alternatives for quicker wins. Openreach tempts government with 2025 win if conditions are right, but appetite for headline‑grabbing grand plan appears to be waning.
Avanti discussed its relationship with BT Group, and promoted HYLAS 4 satellite in recent results presentation.
BT Enterprise is working with Bradford Council and scientists in Birmingham to employ its InLinkUK kiosks’ integrated sensors to measure air quality.
Production facilities specialist, and existing BT Sport broadcast partner, Timeline Television selected media asset management (MAM) provider Tedial’s Evolution MAM platform to handle and orchestrate media processing and workflow archiving at BT Sport’s facilities in Stratford and the BT Tower in London.
Plusnet, BT Consumer’s budget-brand internet service provider (ISP) subsidiary, faced further negative publicity over billing issues, after its system failed to take payments from hundreds of customers for a period of up to four months.