BT Group

BT appoints new chief executive

BT Group has appointed the co-chief executive of payments services company Worldpay, Philip Jansen, as its next CEO. Jansen will be appointed to the BT board as an executive director on January 1, 2019 and will take over from outgoing CEO Gavin Patterson, following a handover period, on February 1. He is due to step […]

5G promises breakthrough in fixed-mobile convergence, says BT’s Watson

5G mobile promises a convergence between mobile and fixed “in a way that hasn’t happened before”, according to Howard Watson, BT Group CIO and CEO of technology, strategy and operators. The technology will also bring about a convergence of mobile and WiFi, Watson told TV Connect attendees yesterday. “This is critical for our agenda,” he said. […]

BT defends Openreach structure, hits back at Sky

BT has issued a strong defence of infrastructure arm Openreach’s continued operation as part of the BT Group and has highlighted what it says are continuing problems in the pay TV market as a result of Sky’s dominance in its submission to Ofcom’s Digital Communications Review. Under assault from Sky over Openreach’s alleged lack of […]