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Cost Cuts Boost BT

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BT Group posted a 41% jump in third-quarter net profit, aided by further cost cutting, lower finance expenses and new contracts, and said it will reach some of its earnings targets a year earlier than expected....
Cost Cuts Boost BT

Letter from Virgin Media's Andrew Barron - full text

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Virgin Media chief operating officer's letter to the Guardian about government subsidies going to his rival BT GroupThe UK passed a significant milestone in March when Virgin Media's 100Mbps superfast broadband reached half the country. The rollout of Britain's fastest widely available internet speeds across our network is the most...
Letter from Virgin Media's Andrew Barron - full text

BT's superfast broadband network 'risks being empty'

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Chief executive of TalkTalk urges Ofcom to force rival to review pricing for fibre networkThe £2.5bn fibre broadband network that BT Group is building risks remaining empty unless the regulator acts now to promote competition, according to the TalkTalk chief executive, Dido Harding.The prices BT charges rivals like BSkyB and...
BT's superfast broadband network 'risks being empty'
BT sets sights on UK carriers with new LTE mobile network

BT snaps up ESPN's TV channels in the UK and Ireland

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News has just emerged that BT Group (‘BT’) has acquired ESPN’s TV channels business in the UK and Ireland. You may remember that BT recently won the football (soccer) rights for 38 English Premier League games from the start of next season, with ESPN failing to extend its contract. This...
BT snaps up ESPN's TV channels in the UK and Ireland

Disappointing 4G mobile broadband auction leaves Treasury £1.2bn short

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Mobile operators must pay £2.3bn for the extra bandwidth they need - but George Osborne had been pencilling in £3.5bnThe 4G auction - the biggest sale of British airwaves in a decade - has raised just £2.3bn for the public purse, a third less than the Treasury was counting on...
Disappointing 4G mobile broadband auction leaves Treasury £1.2bn short

Ofcom wants Openreach price cut

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Telecoms regulator Ofcom tells BT Group to cut the wholesale prices it charges for use of its lines...
Ofcom wants Openreach price cut

UK's first ultrafast broadband cities announced

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Chancellor says Brighton and Hove, Coventry, Salford and Aberdeen are among 12 cities to share £50m investment potBrighton and Hove, Coventry, Salford and Aberdeen are among 12 cities that will share £50m of funding for ultrafast broadband and public Wi-Fi, George Osborne has announced.Alongside a new deadline for awarding rural...
UK's first ultrafast broadband cities announced

Google strikes back at BT with patent lawsuit

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Google filed a patent infringement lawsuit against BT Group companies in a court in the U.S. stating it was defending itself against the British communications services company's own "meritless patent claims" and its arming of patent trolls....
Google strikes back at BT with patent lawsuit

Google Countersues British Telecom In US, UK For Patent Infringement

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Google (and Motorola Mobility) have counter-sued the UK’s BT Group (British Telecom) for patent infringement in the US and UK. This follows a 2011 patent lawsuit filing by BT against Google. Google has probably asserted its patents in an effort to provide some negotiating leverage against BT... Please visit Marketing...
Google Countersues British Telecom In US, UK For Patent Infringement

TalkTalk loses another 50,000 customers

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Broadband and TV provider has lost 170,000 customers since November 2010, but revenues remain stable at £422mTalkTalk has reported a fifth consecutive quarter of customer defections, with 50,000 lost in the three months to the end of December as the company continues to trail larger rivals BT Group and BSkyB.The...
TalkTalk loses another 50,000 customers

UK at back of broadband pack, technology leader warns

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Former BT boss says Britain must invest £15bn in broadband if it is to avoid being frozen out of next industrial revolutionThe UK will be "frozen out of the next industrial revolution" because the government's broadband plans are not well funded or ambitious enough, according to a former BT Group...
UK at back of broadband pack, technology leader warns

Budget 2012: 10 cities to compete for £100m ultra-fast broadband subsidy

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Chancellor also promises smaller towns a further £50m of investment to help develop ultra-fast broadband and Wi-FiTen cities were named as potential beneficiaries of £100m of government money to help develop ultra-fast broadband and Wi-Fi in the budget – while smaller towns were also promised a further £50m of investment...
Budget 2012: 10 cities to compete for £100m ultra-fast broadband subsidy

BT profits rise on broadband growth

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BT Group reports 18% rise in profits and announces plan to roll out 330Mbps broadband on demand to businessBT Group took just over half of the UK's new broadband subscribers in the last three months of 2011 and cheered the City by indicating it would review its fibre broadband investment,...
BT profits rise on broadband growth

Virgin Media turns on speed with super-fast broadband rollout

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Cable firm expected to report first annual profit as it reveals network will be plugged in months ahead of scheduleVirgin Media will complete its rollout of super-fast broadband ahead of schedule, making the service available to each of the 13m homes passed by its network this spring.The group, which is...
Virgin Media turns on speed with super-fast broadband rollout

Live webchat: Francesco Caio on why BT should be broken up

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Francesco Caio, a former chief executive of Cable & Wireless and one of the architects of the government's existing broadband strategy, will be here on Wednesday 16 May between 11.45am and 12.45pm (BST) to take part in a live Q&A. Post your questions nowFrancesco Caio, a former chief executive of...
Live webchat: Francesco Caio on why BT should be broken up

Why Britain's broadband is heading for the slow lane

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The UK generates more money online that any other G20 nation, but lack of investment leaves downloads 16th slowest in EuropeThe internet is a bigger part of the British economy than education, healthcare or construction. Britons generate more money online that any other G20 nation. But when it comes to...
Why Britain's broadband is heading for the slow lane

BT hits superfast broadband target ahead of deadline

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BT chief executive Ian Livingston said: 'Our roll-out is one of the fastest in the world and our engineers deserve lots of credit.'BT Group has rolled out fibre-based superfast broadband to an area covering 10 million homes eight months ahead of deadline, after hiring hundreds of extra engineers and drafting...
BT hits superfast broadband target ahead of deadline

Landline to mobile phone call costs to fall by 85%

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Regulator confirms reduction by April 2015 but Vodafone warns fixed-line companies not passing savings to customersThe price of calling a mobile from a landline is to drop by 85%, regulators have confirmed, slashing an estimated £800m from Britain's phone bills.After years of legal wrangling between telecoms companies and regulators, the...
Landline to mobile phone call costs to fall by 85%

BT broadband gets billions in subsidy, claims Virgin Media boss

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Andrew Barron to tell Lords communications committee that most of £980m government development cash will go to rivalThe government is spending "hundreds of millions of pounds of public money" subsidising BT Group, the House of Lords will hear on Tuesday.A total of £980m has been earmarked for improving Britain's broadband...
BT broadband gets billions in subsidy, claims Virgin Media boss
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