BT link to £1.3bn deal

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MCI, a US phone company in which BT has a 20 per cent stake, last night announced a £1.3bn deal with Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.

The company is the fourth largest telecommunications supplier in the US market and has agreed to take a 10 per cent stake in News Corp. Television shows and other services produced by Mr Murdoch's group will be fed into homes and offices by MCI's network. It is a multi-media combination, as yet barred to BT in the UK, allowing cable firms a chance to develop their businesses.

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