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Innovation (R&D)

BT ties with Sweden’s Skydome on emergency response

VR leveraged by embryonic Skydome for incident monitoring purposes. Startup’s R&D partners include Intel. Potential for deployment at BT’s network of smart ports.

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People

BT Sourced adds transformation lead

Former Allianz buying head appointed Director, Procurement Transformation.

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Innovation (R&D)

BT quantum-secures hollow core fibre in trial

QKD hook‑up with Lumenisity HCF pitched as world first. Lord says trial “accelerates the UK’s lead in quantum technologies”. Widespread HCF deployment still some way off, however.

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Operations

Pourrat cuts the ribbon at BT Sourced HQ

BT procurement unit’s Dublin offices formally opened. Chief Procurement Officer Cyril Pourrat, mastermind behind the ProcureCo, leads the launch.

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Network & Infrastructure

Lopsided Scottish 4G project shows MNO divergence

After slow start, S4GI scheme now a third of the way towards meeting 2023 site rollout target. But EE remains dominant player, with site activation pipeline more than seven times as large as that of its three rivals. Signs SRN could be shunting S4GI down other MNOs’ priority lists. ...