BT Openreach


Jefferies: Sky more likely to team up with BT Openreach than Virgin Media for fibre

Sky is more likely to partner with BT Openreach to extend its fibre broadband reach in the UK than to sign a much-speculated on wholesale deal with Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media, according to analysts from Jefferies. Jefferies gave BT a ‘buy’ rating but predicted a cut in its dividend per share from next year to […]

Ofcom unveils plans to supercharge UK fibre, close down copper network

UK regulator Ofcom has unveiled new plans to accelerate the slow rollout of fibre, including caps to what BT’s infrastructure arm, Openreach, can charge for access in urban areas combined with incentives for the infrastructure player to invest in rural areas. Opening a consultation on its review of the wholesale fixed telecoms market, Ofcom also […]

Ofcom outlines plans to boost fibre build-out

UK media and telecom regulator Ofcom has outlined proposals to give businesses, mobile operators and broadband providers greater access to BT Openreach’s ducts and poles to boost the rollout of fibre. Ofcom is consulting on proposals to allow access to Openreach’s ducts and poles to companies offering any type of telecoms services including high-speed lines […]

BT Openreach CEO steps down

The CEO of BT Openreach, Joe Garner, has announced he is stepping down to become chief executive of building society Nationwide. Garner, who became CEO of BT’s local access network division in February 2014, is expected to take up his new post next spring after handing over to his successor – who BT said “will […]

Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone urge ‘radical reform’ of UK broadband

The UK broadband market is letting customers and businesses down and it is “time we considered radical reform,” according to the chief executives of Sky, TalkTalk and Vodafone UK. In an open letter published by the Financial Times, the executives and other business leaders said there is an “urgent need for increased competition” and called […]

BT appoints new Openreach CEO

BT has appointed former HSBC, Dixons and Procter & Gamble executive Joe Garner as the new CEO for BT Openreach – the UK telco’s UK local access network. Garner is due to join in mid-February and will replace Liv Garfield, who leaves BT to take the CEO role at water company Severn Trent. “The massive […]