Airtel CIO Harmeen Mehta bringing even greater AI advocacy and a ‘big tech’ frame of mind to BT’s new Digital division. Philip Jansen looking at bigger picture beyond fibre rollout as he sees Group’s future in delivering a UK platform for software‑defined services.
Latest Business Briefing sees Allera stamp his style on Consumer division, striving to bring a premium sheen to a venerable brand. Multi‑play out of fashion and cross‑selling in as BT and EE set to play to strengths. New marketing chief Thrane buying in to Group transformation philosophy.
IT Managing Director Rachel Higham confirmed her departure, leaving a vacancy for the all‑important IT transformation project. Changes to Group’s regional management, including the exit of BT’s England Director and a new Openreach Scotland chair. High‑profile alumni take advisory spots at UK regulators.
Telecom Argentina reportedly mulling play for the Group’s local unit. Telefónica executives stress they remain open to all options to reduce its exposure in the Hispanoamérica region. Group continuing to experience frustrations in snakes-and-ladder-esque regional divestment programme.
Higham, Managing Director of IT, leaves a vacancy currently plugged by key lieutenant Mark O’Flaherty. Exec appointed CIO at advertising giant WPP. Self‑styled “Chief Sherpa” leaves with substantial transformation work still to be done, despite marked progress.
Shareholders to confirm appointment of former Telekom CFO in early‑2021. Deutsche Telekom veteran to help steer business through period of transition.
As the CRM giant sharpens its focus on telco transformation, Salesforce Industries highlights the need for operators to lose legacy baggage, embrace cultural change, and focus on collaboration to move at digital pace. Experience of acquisition Vlocity demonstrates three trends in telco transformation, from gradual evolution to enthusiastic adoption ...
OpCo has deployed the first 50 Broadband Connection Points as the long‑gestated National Broadband Plan starts to take shape. Reveals measures that were required to deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Two more years of revenue decline ahead, but EBITDA improving and underpinning investment plans.
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.
Corona‑Warn‑App downloaded more than 18 million times in Germany. 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.