We have embarked on a journey, and people sometimes ask where it will end. Business is not a game where someone blows a whistle and there is a final result. Instead, a business is a continuing activity and there are always fresh challenges to be faced.
The communications industry is one of continual change and BT is barely recognisable as the company it was several years ago. We were primarily a UK lines and calls business; today we are offering communications possibilities that no one had even thought of back then to customers in 170 countries.
The telecommunications world is changing rapidly and business, government and the people of Wales need to be aware of new developments and the potential they hold for improving our prosperity and our quality of life.
It was a joyful occasion on 19th of July when the First Minister, Carwyn Jones AM, announced that BT would be the Welsh Government’s partner to deliver next generation broadband to 96% of Wales by the end of 2015. Liv Garfield, the CEO of Openreach, BT Group’s infrastructure arm, welcomed the announcement on behalf of BT noting how this deployment will put Wales at the head of the high speed broadband pack.
Ann Beynon, BT Director Wales