Shares jumped 3% after the company announced 2.5 million customers have signed up for BT Sport television
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Tuesday 08 February 2011
Friday 04 February 2011
Profits at BT soared by almost a third in the final three months of last year as new customers flocked to sign up to its broadband package. The company also revealed that the worst of the problems at its Global Services arm were over, with the troubled division expected to make money again a year earlier than forecast.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
The former BT chairman Sir Christopher Bland has joined Alcatel-Lucent, a move that re-unites him with Ben Verwaayen, who was chief executive of the UK telecoms giant for much of the same period.
Monday 31 January 2011
BT Group will hope to put out a strong response to moves by rivals to muscle in on its territory when it reports third-quarter numbers this week.
Saturday 29 January 2011
Friday 21 January 2011
One of the small ironies of our peculiar age is that telephone companies are less communicative than just about any other kind of enterprise. Phone them up and it feels like a minor miracle when eventually you find yourself in dialogue with a human being after all the automated nonsense of pressing 1 if you want this, or 2 if you want that. If only the next option was, press 3 if you'd like to interact with somebody real, but it never is.
Saturday 15 January 2011
Saturday 08 January 2011
When I was a child I wanted to be... a taxi driver, and then I thought it might be more up my street to be a singer.
Wednesday 22 December 2010
BT infringed competition law by squeezing rivals through its wholesale pricing of phone calls, according to Ofcom. The telecoms watchdog said BT may have engaged in a "margin squeeze" in 2008 and 2009, by setting the prices charged to other providers for its wholesale calls product at a level that would not have allowed rivals to cover their costs. Its statement follows a two-year investigation after complaints from BT's rivals Thus – now part of Cable & Wireless Worldwide – and Gamma Telecom.
Tuesday 21 December 2010
Britain's red telephone boxes could be given a new lease of life as cash machines. Payphone use has halved in the last two years and many have been sold off or decommissioned, but BT is now looking at saving many of them by using them as ATMs. At least two have already been installed.
Sunday 19 December 2010
Thursday 16 December 2010
The communications watchdog yesterday blocked BT from raising its wholesale prices to help fill the £3.8bn black hole in its pension fund.
Wednesday 15 December 2010
BT was fined £300,000 today after a judge said a "significant failing" by the company contributed to the death of one its engineers.
Tuesday 30 November 2010
Virgin Media is to expand its fibre-optic network after securing a deal with Persimmon Homes to bring cable to thousands of new properties.
Tuesday 30 November 2010
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 200,000 back our campaign
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 2 President Obama comments on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 4 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train