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MWC 2024: BT To Switch On Stand-alone 5G Network In 2024

Stand-alone 5G network in the UK, without a 4G core or anchor, will be switched on in 2024, BT CTO…

3 months ago

BT Completes 3G Switch-Off, With Belfast Site Closure

After more than 20 years of operation, BT confirms that its final 3G mobile site location has been switched off

3 months ago

BT Tower In London Sold, And Will Become Luxury Hotel

Landmark BT Tower in central London to become a luxury hotel, after it is sold for £275m to US hotel…

3 months ago

UK Mobile Network Choice ‘Fell By 25 Percent’ In Past Decade

UK has 25 percent fewer mobile networks to choose from than in 2014, with some of largest MVNOs shutting down…

3 months ago

BT’s Successor Allison Kirkby To Start As CEO On 1 February

With current chief executive Philip Jansen stepping down at the end of the month, BT confirms February start for new…

4 months ago

BT Misses Deadline For Huawei Equipment Removal From Core Network

Nearly there. Carrier fails to completely meet UK government's year-end deadline, for removal of Huawei equipment from core network

5 months ago

BT Risks Fine As Huawei Removal Deadline Nears – Report

UK carrier BT is at risk of a fine as it nears 31 December deadline to replace Huawei equipment from…

5 months ago

Telcos Forced To Pause Switch To Digital Landlines For Vulnerable

Telcos including BT, Virgin Media forced to pause switching vulnerable people to digital landlines after emergency call failures

5 months ago

BT Clocks 530 Cyberattacks Every Second

Alarming. New data from UK telecoms giant BT has revealed the scale of cyberattacks being launched on a daily basis

7 months ago

BT Confirms 3G Network Switch Off Will Begin January 2024

BT and EE are to sunset its 3G network, with the switch off starting in January 2024, after operating for…

8 months ago

BT Halts Sale Of New Copper Lines On Openreach Network

As UK full fibre rollout continues, BT announces halt to sales of new copper telephones lines, after more than a…

9 months ago

BT Appoints Allison Kirkby As Carrier’s First Female CEO

Allison Kirkby has been named to succeed chief executive Philip Jansen, when he steps down at the end of January…

10 months ago

BT Chief Executive Philip Jansen To Step Down

BT Group chief executive Philip Jansen confirms he will step down within the next 12 months, as search begins for…

10 months ago

BT Investigated By Ofcom Over 999 Failure

UK regulator investigates BT over technical fault that resulted in UK-wide disruption to 999 calls on 25 June

11 months ago

EE To Deploy Temporary 4G, 5G Masts To Bolster Capacity

More than 125 network upgrades are being installed on temporary 4G and 5G mobile masts across the United Kingdom

11 months ago

Ofcom Allows BT Openreach To Lower Fibre Wholesale Prices

Bad news for altnets? Openreach's new pricing offer for full-fibre broadband, known as Equinox 2, receives Ofcom green light

12 months ago

BT To Cut 55,000 Jobs By 2030

Sign of things to come? BT is cull 55,000 jobs by 2030, and says that a fifth of the roles…

1 year ago

Ofcom Opens Probe Into BT Customer Contracts

Telecoms regulator Ofcom to investigate BT and subsidiaries EE and Plusnet over potential lack of clarity in customer contracts

1 year ago

Ofcom Backs Removal Of Fax Machine Lifeline

Regulator backs government decision to remove obligation for fax services under the Universal Service Order (USO) legislation

2 years ago

Shetland Isles Reconnected After Subsea Cables Repaired

Connectivity with the British mainland restored for the Shetland and Faroe Isles, after damage last week to two subsea cables

2 years ago

Major Incident Declared As Shetland Loses Internet

Police declare major incident, as damage to subsea cable cuts Shetland's communications including phones, internet off from British mainland

2 years ago

UK Extends Huawei 5G Removal Deadline

Removal of Hauwei 5G kit from network 'cores' extended from January 2023 to December 2023, after BT warning

2 years ago

Future Of Plusnet Under Review, Says BT Boss – Report

Future of BT's low cost Internet Service Provider Plusnet, is 'under review', amid move to rebrand EE as flagship consumers…

2 years ago

French Billionaire Allowed To Retain BT Stake After Security Review

No further action to be taken, after government's national security review of Patrick Drahi's increased stake in BT Group

2 years ago

Police Arrest Four Over BT Cable Theft In North Yorkshire

Police make arrests after Openreach confirms to Silicon UK that a cable theft left 200 homes without telephone or broadband…

2 years ago

BT Looks To Minimise Disruption Ahead Of Fresh Strikes

BT to postpone non-essential planned engineering work to minimise disruption as thousands of workers prepare to strike at end of…

2 years ago

BT Completes Carrier Aggregation Trial In Europe 5G First

BT and Nokia complete carrier aggregation trial combining four 5G spectrum channels for faster speeds as operators migrate to standalone…

2 years ago

Openreach Full Fibre Now Reaches 8 Million UK Premises

Another one million UK homes have been added to full fibre broadband connections in a three month period, Openreach confirms

2 years ago

BT Seeks To Keep Network Running, After CWU Sets Strike Dates

Carrier frustrated after trade union rejects BT's highest pay award in 20 years, and sets strike date on 29 July…

2 years ago

BT To Grow Digital Workforce In UK, India

UK carrier announces plans to add 2,800 jobs in UK and India, in contrast to others in tech industry implementing…

2 years ago