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Network & Infrastructure

BT clocks onto quantum timing tech

EU-funded consortium hoping to accelerate commercialisation of quantum‑enabled clocks. Further expansion to the Group’s ecosystem of quantum partners.

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Strategy & Change

BT turns to disruptive AI veteran in pursuit of Ambition 2030

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.

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Innovation (R&D)

BT explores edge to “level up” latency for UK gamers

As BT’s edge strategy evolves, gaming emerges as potential use-case. BT’s Neil McRae shares latest thinking about edge business cases. Consumer edge applications more advanced than enterprise services.

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M&A

BT Cornwall quietly put into liquidation

Business blighted by falling-out between BT and its local public sector partners to be wound up. Another marker of troubled public-private partnership approach to council contracts confined to past.

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Network & Infrastructure

Openreach requests COVID vaccine relief

Direct talks between Openreach and government officials confirmed. COVID‑19 surge halts operations. Openreach seeks to highlight public importance of connectivity.