In an interview with BTwatch, key figures from F5’s European operations discuss the application security service provider’s relationship with BT Group in the wake of securing a place on the telco’s streamlined list of 15 certified security partners. Richard Holben, the vendor’s BT Global Account Manager, and Ian Harris, ...
Eighteen months into the job, the BT CEO is striving to prove the business is on the right track, with a lower‑key transformation than many expected. Jansen urging staff to adopt a “lean‑in” approach with faster decision‑making to accompany systemic change.
Project conducted with ruthless efficiency and met initial target. Next steps being planned: app to be rolled out in ten more countries, and T-Systems focusing on ways to grow overall impact.
Tecnotree-supported modernisation programme enabling more time to be taken in disentangling “fantastic mess” of legacy point solutions. Business wanted digital platform refresh to match cadence of webscale service development. Project held up as case study by TM Forum, highlighting open integration.
New digitisation‑focused unit first unveiled in April 2018. Detecon consultancy unit and T‑Sys MMS no longer involved. New unit to have two joint leaders.
Lockdown slows network rollout, but capex remains on track to ramp up from next year. Existing cost cutting to be coupled with pandemic‑driven spending reviews for additional sustainable savings. New Huawei rules said not to add to BT’s swap‑out burden.
Openreach looks set to take the plunge on all‑IP exchange migration in the coming months and BT’s retail divisions are making a push for IP‑based voice services. Industry body BSIA urging members to ensure electronic security estates are prepared for the impending analogue switch‑off.
Appointment shows growing affinity between telecom and automotive sectors. DT, Daimler face common challenges on transformation journeys.
Migration of first line support tasks to Celfocus-supported CIAS system set to extend to ‘big four’ territories of Germany, Italy, Spain, and UK. Target is 50% of functions to be zero-touch by end of 2020. Project said to reflect shift to new collaborative models within Vodafone and ecosystem.
A new five‑year plan, building on the transformation programme introduced in May 2018 was heralded by the Group.
Group believes seismic societal change will emphasise the relevance of emerging digital services. However, in recent months the rate of growth has been slowing, not accelerating. Corporate digitalisation still where the money’s at for Telefónica, with changes in the consumer market focused more on updating sales channels and improving ...
Digital services revenue hits 17% revenue increase year-on-year, with the bulk coming from video services. Telefónica Infra remains barebones, but the future looks promising.
Targets on profit and revenue for the year achieved, but Group now guiding for a period of ‘low and slow’ progress on key financial metrics. While financial growth looks hard to come by, Álvarez‑Pallete is aiming to create a higher purpose for Telefónica and drive engagement with his transformation ...