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Home phone UK handset in red

17th May, 2024 (42 Comments)

In case anybody missed it after being buried in yesterday’s BT results (here). The plan to withdraw BT and Openreach’s old copper-based analogue line services (PSTN phones and WLR), which was due to complete by December 2025, has been delayed until 31st January 2027 in order to give broadband ISPs, telecare providers and consumers more time to adapt.

BT-Engineer-Next-to-Van-and-Lake-2023

16th May, 2024 (13 Comments)

The latest BT Group H2 FY24 results to March 2024 reveal that Openreach’s UK full fibre (FTTP) broadband ISP network added 1 million premises to their coverage in the quarter to cover 13.812m, while EE’s 5G mobile covers 75% of the population (up from 72% in H1), the PSTN (analogue phone) migration won’t complete until Jan 2027 and Openreach is named “preferred bidder” for Type C Project Gigabit contracts.

telephone_restriction_image

1st April, 2024 (50 Comments)

A new newspaper report has claimed that the ongoing work to withdraw BT and Openreach’s old copper-based analogue line services (PSTN phones and WLR), which was due to complete by December 2025, could be facing a delay of up to two years. But the delay may only apply to vulnerable users who remain dependent upon old telecare devices, which often haven’t been updated to function with IP-based digital alternatives.

Analogue-uk-phone-handset-on-red-background

22nd March, 2024 (32 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has informed ISPs and phone providers of their plan to pilot the new SOTAP for Analogue product from 1st May 2024, which is a phone line service that does NOT require broadband to function and will be targetted at vulnerable users who would otherwise struggle with migrating to an All-IP (internet) based phone service by 2025.

northern ireland map uk simplified

19th March, 2024 (3 Comments)

A partnership between BTWholesale and broadband ISP Barclay Communications has resulted in the launch of a new £6 million scheme, which will see the internet and telecoms provider offering a “Free Ultra-Fast Fibre” (FTTP) connection to businesses in Northern Ireland.

telephone_restriction_image

3rd February, 2024 (15 Comments)

A new briefing indicates that Openreach (BT) is extending some limited exemptions to their current “stop sell” on new Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) and related broadband ISP products by one year, which means the exemptions will now be removed on 25th March 2025 instead of this year.

BT-Engineer-Next-to-Van-and-Bridge-Over-River-2023

1st February, 2024 (40 Comments)

Broadband and telecoms giant BT Group has today posted a short trading update for the last quarter to December 2023, which reveals that Openreach expanded the UK coverage of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network by another 950,000 premises (up from 860k last quarter) to total 13 million passed.

Allison Kirkby BT Group CEO Photo

8th January, 2024 (10 Comments)

Broadband, mobile and technology giant BT Group (inc. Openreach, Plusnet and EE) has this afternoon revealed the start date for their future CEO, Allison Kirkby, who will now officially replace Philip Jansen in the role on 1st February 2024. Allison was named as the group’s new CEO last year (here), albeit without a solid handover date.

Home phone UK handset in red

6th November, 2023 (44 Comments)

Openreach is developing an additional phone line product, which does NOT require a broadband connection to function and will be targetted at vulnerable and edge use cases (inc. CNI) users with old analogue phone lines (PSTN) who would otherwise “face challenges” in migrating to an All-IP (Internet Protocol) based solution by 2025.

BT Tower 2021

2nd November, 2023 (34 Comments)

The BT Group has published their latest H1 FY24 results to September 2023, which reveals that Openreach’s full fibre (FTTP) broadband ISP network added a record of 860,000 premises to their coverage (up from 718k last quarter) and now covers 11.85 million premises, with a further 6m where initial build is underway.

Allison Kirkby BT Group CEO Photo

31st July, 2023 (13 Comments)

Broadband, phone and mobile giant BT Group (inc. Openreach, Plusnet and EE) has this morning announced that it has chosen Allison Kirkby, the current President & CEO of telecommunications multinational operator Telia Company in Sweden since early 2020, to replace Philip Jansen in the role of CEO.

bt_van_on_street

27th July, 2023 (34 Comments)

The BT Group has published a rather limited Q1 FY24 (quarterly) trading update to June 2023, which includes very few of the usual details but does reveal that Openreach’s roll-out of a full fibre (FTTP) broadband ISP network (coverage) grew by 718,000 UK premises in Q1 to total 11 million (up from 702k last quarter).

Spusu-UK-Mobile-Operator

15th June, 2023 (59 Comments)

One of Austria’s top mobile operators, spusu, has today announced that they’ve launched in the United Kingdom with the aim of challenging the likes of giffgaff, VOXI and SMARTY. As part of that they’re offering customers a discounted unlimited plan (calls, texts and 5G data / mobile broadband) from just £19.90 per month.

bt_call_centre_worker

18th May, 2023 (46 Comments)

BT Group has today published their latest Q4 FY23 (quarterly) results to March 2023, which saw Openreach’s Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network grow to cover 10.274 million premises (up by 702k in the quarter vs 810k last quarter) and EE increase their 5G Ready customer base to 9.12 million (up from 8.5m).

bt_wholesale_logo_uk_2019

7th February, 2023 (1 Comment)

Last month we reported that TalkTalk had become the latest UK ISP to adopt Strategic Imperatives’ new Fibre Café connectivity aggregation platform (here), and today BT Wholesale has also been added to the growing list of providers available via the platform.

bt_office_building_uk_logo

2nd February, 2023 (30 Comments)

The BT Group has today published their latest Q3 FY23 results to December 2022, which saw the coverage of Openreach’s Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network reach 9.57 million premises (up by 810k in the quarter vs 805k last quarter) and EE increase their 5G customer based to 8.5 million (up from 8.157m).

BT-Wholesale-EE-Three-UK-CRAN-5G-Trial-Mast-in-Leeds

19th December, 2022 (20 Comments)

BT Wholesale – supported by EE and Three UK – is conducting a new “state-of-the-art” 5G (mobile broadband) technology trial in Leeds, where they’re deploying a Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) that in future could be installed as individual street works or fitted in existing street-furniture (e.g. lampposts) to extend the signal.

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