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BT adds sports app to business broadband plans

Small and medium sized business customers who take one of the Infinity (FTTC/P) broadband packages from BT Business will now also receive access to the operator’s BTSport TV app for the duration of the contract. But it’s only for personal use, not for commercial or business broadcasting. The app itself offers video streaming access so that users can watch exclusive sport including…

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BT unleash newest cloud service: “BT Connect Intelligence InfoVista-as-a-Service”

BT today announced the launch of “BT Connect Intelligence InfoVista-as-a-Service”, a new application performance management solution delivered from the cloud. The new solution adds a scalable “as-a-service” flexible pricing model to BT’s applications performance management portfolio, BT Connect Intelligence. It delivers InfoVista’s Ipanema technology via BT’s cloud infrastructure, integrating all the capabilities organisations need to orchestrate the performance of business applications…

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Telecoms Overview in Top 100 Global Brands

The 2017 BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking and report has now been published by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown.  In its 12th year, this is the most comprehensive study into brand value, grounded in unique attitudinal data from over 3 million consumer interviews. The Top 100 brands increased in value by 8 percent year-on-year to now be…

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BT and Orange win new enterprise contracts

The enterprise arms of BT and Orange are to build Europe-wide networks for major multinationals thanks to new contract wins. BT Global Services will connect over 200 sites across 20 countries in EMEA for tyre manufacturer Bridgestone Europe. The contract, which features the operator’s IPConnect VPN and internet service, covers 150 retail stores and over 50 offices, manufacturing plants and…

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European Hosted IP Telephony And UCaaS Market Prepares To Stave Off Competition From Aggressive US Players

European telecom carriers’ initiatives to discontinue integrated services digital network (ISDN) services are driving carrier and customer migration to Internet protocol (IP) connectivity services. The move is also fuelling adoption of next-generation business communication solutions, such as hosted private branch exchange (PBX) and unified communications as a service (UCaaS). Increasing availability of compelling cloud communications offerings and expanding feature sets,…

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BT cuts 4,000 jobs ‘over next two years’

BT Group PLC said Thursday it will cut 4,000 jobs as part of a restructuring exercise and not pay its chief executive a bonus as it reported a fall in fourth-quarter pretax profit. The U.K.-based telecommunications and TV provider said the job cuts come as it accelerates cost cuts in areas including global services, which provides communications services to businesses…

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Orange faces EUR 2.7 bln claim from B2B rivals

According to l’Express, Orange France faces compensation claims totalling EUR 2.7 billion in court cases heard by the Paris commercial court for abuse of dominant position in the enterprise market. SFR, Verizon and BT are reportedly seeking damages of EUR 2.4 billion, EUR 215 million and EUR 150 million, respectively, for anti-competitive practices recognised by the French Competition Authority in…

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UK SMEs showcase projects in competition final to help millions of businesses and citizens stay safe from online cime

BT, TechHub and the Cabinet Office have announced the winners of their Securing the Nation competition at an event at the iconic BT Tower. The competition, which is the latest in a series by the BT Infinity Lab, was launched earlier this year to find innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who can create solutions to help consumers and businesses…

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UK telecoms providers service quality revealed

New Ofcom report shows how providers compare on call waiting, complaints handling and reliability Service quality comparison tool is available at www.ofcom.org.uk/servicequality Annual broadband performance report highlights varying speeds The online tool presents findings from Ofcom’s first ‘Comparing Service Quality’ report – published today – in a simple, visual format. The comprehensive report and accompanying checker allows phone and broadband…

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BT recognised for the fifth consecutive year in the 2017 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Network Services, Pan-European report

BT given the highest scores by Gartner for Midsize European Network, Large European Network and Core City Backbone, reflecting three of the four use cases in the report BT today announced that it has received the highest scores in three out of the four use cases evaluated in the 2017 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Network Services, Pan-European, report. The report’s…

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