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  Financial review: Line of business summary

Group turnover Group operating profit (loss) before goodwill amortisation and exceptional items
  2002
m
2001
m
2002
m
2001
m
BT Retail 12,085) 12,063) 1,102) 888)
BT Wholesale 12,256) 11,728) 2,242) 2,538)
BT Ignite 4,476) 3,468) (353) (309)
BTopenworld 222) 140) (118) (233)
Other 373) 138) (102) 198)
Intra-group (10,965) (10,396) -) -)
Total continuing activities 18,447) 17,141) 2,771) 3,082)
Discontinued activities 2,112) 3,286) (191) 175)
Group totals 20,559) 20,427) 2,580) 3,257)

The group's profits from continuing activities are derived predominantly from BT Retail and BT Wholesale's fixed network business in the UK. BT Ignite and BTopenworld are both in a development stage and incurring losses. The discontinued activities comprise mmO2, Yell, Japan Telecom, J-Phone and Airtel.

mmO2's activities up to the demerger in November 2001 comprised principally the group's controlled mobile activities in the UK, Germany, the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands, and the Genie mobile internet business. The profit from mmO2's mobile network in the UK was offset by losses being incurred in establishing its networks in Germany, the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands. Until its sale in June 2001, Yell contributed a profit principally from its Yellow Pages directory activities in the UK.

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