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M&A

BT absorbs Local Business agent Fourfront

Reseller relationship brought in‑house in small transaction. BT says no shift in strategy for SME go-to-market.

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People

Latest BT people moves: Karonis replacement named at Enterprise

Following the launch of BT Digital and BT Networks, Dave Matthews was appointed BT Enterprise CTIO to fill Karonis’ shoes. BT Non‑Executive Director Cheshire takes a Chairman role at Spire Healthcare. BT Global SVP Roger Woodend departs for AWS.

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Suppliers & SCM

BT Sourced embarks on buyside disruption

Low-key launch for BT’s “standalone” procurement company. Time will tell if greater reliance on digital tools will turn BT Sourced into “procurement disruptors and trailblazers”.

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Operations

BT’s revamped Newcastle office set for re-opening

Operator to inaugurate opening of “one of first” upgraded offices under Better Workplace scheme.  “First phase” of site redevelopment completed, with hybrid working practices helping maintain operations in meantime. Gosforth to prioritise employee welfare as a means to boost customer service.

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Enterprise (B2B)

BT Enterprise eyes 2023 for 5G lift-off

Spencer says better performing 5G standalone networks needed to kick‑start market. Operator inexperience in provisioning spectrum for private networks another brake on enterprise adoption. University Hospitals Birmingham and Belfast Harbour again hailed as BT’s main B2B 5G success stories.