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BT has been selected as the sole supplier to provide a comprehensive range of ICT products and services under a new pan-London public sector procurement framework agreement, worth up to £200 million. More.

Gallerie Commerciali Italiato and BT have teamed up to create new digital customer experiences for shoppers in Italy. Under a new three-year contract, BT will provide a range of ICT infrastructure services, customer relationship management (CRM) and in-store solutions. More.

BT is to integrate cyber security solutions provider Fortinet’s FortiGate enterprise firewalls into its global portfolio of managed security services. More.

BT has signed a contract to design, build and manage a fully secure global network for Exact, a fast-growing provider of cloud business software. The four-year contract covers the creation of an integrated IT infrastructure used by Exact’s 1,600 employees in 14 countries. More.

New trials by BT and Huawei have achieved the fastest ever speeds of 2 Terabits per second (Tbps) over a live core network link spanning more than 700km between London and Dublin, in another world-first for BT’s team of researchers at Adastral Park, Ipswich. More.

BT is to transform and manage the global communications infrastructure of Panalpina, one of the world’s leading freight forwarding and logistics companies. The transformation will enable Panalpina’s 15,000 employees to better communicate and collaborate internally and with their customers. More.

BT has won a contract in to connect 591 new Vive Digital kiosks across Colombia. These kiosks will be located in rural parts of the country and will allow people living in these remote areas to connect to the internet, access e-learning and e-training services as well as a range of online public services. More.

In a five-year IT partnership, BT is to upgrade and expand the IT infrastructure for Walgreens Boots Alliance, the parent company of wholesaler Alliance Healthcare and leading health and beauty retailer Boots. More.

In a deal worth more than £9 million, BT has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver computer and data centre services to Bromley Council. The contract was won by BT as part of a pan-London framework agreement for ICT services set up by Westminster City Council, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham Councils. More.

BT has been awarded a five-year, £7.4 million contract to link up the information systems currently in use by Islington’s 10,000 health and social care professionals. More.

BT has won a six-year contract to continue to provide the network infrastructure underpinning Nationwide’s digital transformation strategy. The new infrastructure will allow the building society to introduce the latest customer-facing and back office technologies, boosting efficiency and affirming its position as a market leader in customer experience. More.

BT has won two contracts with the European Commission to deliver public and private cloud services across 52 major European institutions, agencies and bodies. The framework contracts run for up to four years with a combined worth of more than €24 million. More.



Openreach has begun trialling new, simplified duct and pole sharing processes with five communications providers across the UK. The trials could see new fibre broadband networks being built across the country, as they give companies the ability to carry out more work themselves, more quickly and efficiently. More.

A new report from BT and KPMG (Taking the Offensive – Working together to disrupt digital crime) says that only a fifth of IT decision makers in large multinational corporations are confident that their organisation is fully prepared against the threat of cyber-criminals. More.

Banks and insurance companies can ride a wave of digital transformation to deliver better services and improve customer relationships according to new research by BT and Avaya. More.

BT and Oracle are working together to help organisations across the world take advantage of performance, cost and innovation benefits of the cloud. Oracle customers will be able to leverage the high performance, reliability, and security features of the BT Cloud Connect environment to gain direct connectivity to the Oracle Cloud. More.

BT has boosted its broadband with the launch of a new BT Smart Hub, offering the UK’s most powerful wi-fi signal compared to routers from other major broadband providers. More.

Openreach has announced the first nine locations that will benefit from a new Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) product specifically designed for SMEs, offering ultrafast speeds of up to 1Gbps. The rollout forms part of Openreach’s wider plan to make ultrafast broadband available to up to one million businesses by the end of 2020. More.

BT has unveiled ambitious plans to bring its BT Sport channels to millions of additional sports fans through a range of digital channels. These include social media, mobile and digital TV. The plans will see the company stream its Freeview BT Sport Showcase channel on YouTube for both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League finals. More.

BT has launched a new report - The role of ICT in reducing carbon emissions in the EU - highlighting the central role ICT could play in combating climate change and promoting economic growth and prosperity across the European Union. More.

Cyber Roadmap Consulting, a new consultancy programme designed to give large organisations a better understanding of their own cyber security risks has been launched by BT. More.

BT has announced a further wave of investment to help the UK remain the leading digital nation in the G20. Its Openreach and EE businesses will between them spend around six billion pounds in capital expenditure over the next three years in the first phase of a plan to extend superfast broadband and 4G coverage beyond 95 per cent of the country by 2020. More.

BT and Intel Security have created new solutions to help organisations improve security and prevent cyber-attacks. The companies will also work together in a joint cyber partnership to further develop their common vision of creating next generation security services. More.



Simon Lowth is to join BT Group plc in July to become Group finance director and an executive board director. Simon is one of the UK’s most respected CFOs, known for driving major cost transformation and performance improvement programmes. More.

TV presenter Suzi Perry has joined BT Sport to present across a range of live sport and programming. Suzi joins a list of high profile presenters at BT Sport, including Jake Humphrey, Gary Lineker and Clare Balding. More.

BT has appointed Fabrice De Windt to head its operations in the Benelux. Fabrice De Windt will report to Corrado Sciolla, president Europe and Global Telecom Markets in BT Global Services. More.

Howard Watson is the new CEO of BT Technology, Service and Operations (BT TSO) and Group chief information officer. He replaces Clive Selley who took over as CEO of Openreach. More.

Clive Selley is the new CEO of Openreach. He replaces Joe Garner, who left to become CEO of Nationwide Building Society. More.


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