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Spring 2018
March 2018
BT steps up battle against cyber-crime by sharing malware data with ISPs
BT first to start sharing cyber-security data on a large scale and urges other ISPs to follow its lead
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March 2018
New Institute of Coding to boost digital skills
BT is joining forces with universities, businesses and industry experts to tackle the UK's digital skills gap
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March 2018
New BT survey reveals procurement lagging behind NHS digital transformation plans
Procurement process within the majority of NHS trusts is lagging behind their digital ambitions – according to a new survey by BT
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March 2018
Fan link-up service wins BT search for new sport innovations
The winner of the BT Infinity Lab competition, Sceenic, will now be trialled by BT Sport
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March 2018
Youngsters mark Safer Internet Day at BT Centre
BT hosted an interactive, youth-led event to mark Safer Internet Day in the UK
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March 2018
Tech4Good Awards 2018 officially open for nominations
The awards are open to award those who have inspired and used digital technology to improve the lives of others
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March 2018
New report says community fibre broadband schemes boosts the economy
Faster broadband boosts house prices and business success as well as providing a range of social benefits for rural communities
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March 2018
Openreach launches major recruitment drive
Chancellor welcomes boost to Britain's digital economy with largest recruitment drive in Openreach history
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Winter 2017
December 2017
BT Chief Executive's call to address cybercrime
Gavin Patterson calls on companies to work more closely with Government to help neutralise cybercrime
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December 2017
BT backs cyberbullying campaign
We're backing a nationwide action plan led by the Duke of Cambridge to tackle cyberbullying
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December 2017
EE tops mobile performance tests
EE's network has come out top for voice and data performance in tests comparing UK mobile operators
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December 2017
MyDonate partners with YMCA England and NHS on #IAMWHOLE campaign
Partnership aims to raise £50,000 to help the one million children and young people diagnosed with a mental health difficulty
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December 2017
Line rental cut for up to a million customers
Up to one million BT Consumer customers will see a reduction in line rental charges
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December 2017
Boosting tech skills can super-charge social mobility and economic growth
Adding £11bn to UK GDP by 2022, according to new report from BT and Accenture
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December 2017
Industry welcomes Openreach ambition to build a large FTTP broadband network
First major confidential consultation led by a more independent Openreach
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Autumn 2017
September 2017
More towns and cities set to pilot ultrafast which is vital for new homes
Openreach has announced a further 26 UK locations to pilot the latest ultrafast broadband
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September 2017
Openreach seeks support to future-proof digital Britain
Openreach has called for greater industry and political collaboration to build a large-scale 'full fibre' broadband network
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September 2017
Retail and 4G network expansion brings EE closer to customers
EE is strengthening customer service by adding 100 new stores through a partnership with Sainsbury's
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September 2017
BT and KPMG warn businesses against cyber security traps
Investing in IT security products alone is no silver bullet in battle against cyber crime
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September 2017
Helping to boost UK productivity
BT is backing a new movement to help improve the UK's productivity
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September 2017
BT sets ambitious new 2030 carbon emissions target
BT will reduce its carbon emissions by 87% by 2030, setting itself on a path to help limit global warming
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Summer 2017
June 2017
Openreach consultation on Britain's digital infrastructure
Openreach, will consult with its Communications Provider (CP) customers on how best to enhance broadband connectivity across Britain
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June 2017
EE launches inclusive European roaming
Customers will be able to use all their mobile services in many European countries without paying extra
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June 2017
More than two million now on BT's free service
BT wants even more customers to register for BT Call Protect
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June 2017
BT Traineeships help prepare young people for work
BT are inviting young people to apply for traineeships at offices throughout the UK
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June 2017
Milestone adoption for iconic red kiosk
BT has celebrated the adoption of its' 4,000th phone box through our Adopt a Kiosk scheme
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June 2017
EE Recruiting 800 customer service roles across the UK
New recruits will support EE's ambitions to provide customers with the best service in the UK mobile industry
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June 2017
UK SMEs showcase projects in competition final hosted by BT
BT, TechHub and the Cabinet Office have announced the winners of their Securing the Nation competition at an event at the iconic BT Tower
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Spring 2017
March 2017
BT launches free service to crack down on nuisance calls
BT Call Protect is a free service, the first of its kind in the UK
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March 2017
4G balloons set to revolutionise coverage
EE helium-powered balloons and drones will provide coverage in remote areas
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March 2017
EE delivers on customer service pledge
EE has become first UK mobile operator to bring back all customer service calls to the UK and Ireland
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March 2017
BT's new apprentice and graduate recruitment drive
A further 1,700 jobs to be created across the UK
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March 2017
Safer Internet Day 2017 highlights new report
A new study showcases the power of image in today's digital youth culture
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March 2017
Tech talk - the magic behind the telethons
BT is a trusted partner in almost every charity telethon broadcast
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March 2017
Openreach appoints new independent board members
New members bring key expertise in employee relations and regulatory compliance
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March 2017
Improved teacher confidence helps one million UK kids
More than one million primary school pupils reached through BT education programme
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March 2017
BT schools grant can boost superfast learning
BT schools grant can boost superfast learning
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Winter 2016
January 2017
Community fibre partnerships funding boost
Scores of communities have signed up for the Government's Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme
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January 2017
Pioneering breakthrough for the UK's digital infrastructure
New trials could super-charge speeds for businesses and consumers in the future
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January 2017
Flexibility and mobile working top employees' list of perks
Flexible working and great mobile devices top employees' list of perks but businesses are struggling to make it a reality, according to BT's mobile multiplier study
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January 2017
EE launches next phase of 4G
EE begins rollout of unique network capability to get the best out of the latest smartphones, and improve capacity and speeds for all customers
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January 2017
BT boosts connectivity for UK SME customers
BT doubles the speed of its business fibre broadband product to up to 76Mbps
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January 2017
Bletchley Park reopens doors to future codebreakers
Bletchley Park to be home to a new generation of cybersecurity talent
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January 2017
ICT to help EU achieve its COP21 targets
A new report highlights the central role Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) could play in combating climate change
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January 2017
BT and Premier League fund sensory rooms
BT and the Premier League have teamed up with The Shippey Campaign and the Lord's Taverners, to fund sensory rooms across Premier League clubs
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Autumn 2016
November 2016
BT rings up £23 billion boost for UK economy
An independent study has revealed that BT has given a massive £23.1 billion boost to the UK economy in the past year.
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September 2016
New superfast broadband grant scheme
The village of Ditcham in Hampshire has become the first UK community to benefit from a BT grant scheme.
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September 2016
Openreach to be more independent and transparent
BT has volunteered significant governance changes to further increase the independence and transparency of its local network business Openreach.
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September 2016
Openreach tests to boost fibre
The remote community of North Tolsta on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland has been chosen to test a new technology to increase the speed of fibre broadband over long phone lines.
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September 2016
Pinpointing emergency callers
BT and Google create new location tool to help emergency services find 999 callers faster
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September 2016
EE completes 100% onshoring of customer service
EE has completed the first stage of its pledge to onshore 100% of customer service calls, with all EE pay monthly customer calls now answered in the UK and Ireland.
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September 2016
Openreach makes strong progress on customer service
Openreach, BT's local network division, has delivered a strong improvement in customer service performance.
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September 2016
Openreach trials new duct and pole sharing process
Five companies begin fibre broadband deployments using Openreach infrastructure
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September 2016
Stand Up to Cancer announces BT as lead sponsor
BT Sport stars and BT employees to help raise vital funds
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September 2016
A big year for the Barefoot Computing Programme
The programme is part of BT's long-term commitment to help build a culture of tech literacy and use the power of communications to make a better world.
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Summer 2016
June 2016
Openreach fibre network milestone
Openreach has announced its open, wholesale fibre network has passed the 25 million premises milestone.
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June 2016
BT on the hunt for 900 security recruits
170 of the new posts will go to graduates and apprentices who will be trained at BT's Security Academy
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June 2016
Connecting Britain's Emergency Services
EE is set to deliver critical new 4G voice and data services for Britain's emergency services.
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June 2016
BDUK satellite scheme
New products launched to ensure access to a choice of affordable high-speed broadband
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Spring 2016
April 2016
Digital Communications Review
BT reaffirms commitment to deliver Britain's Digital Future.
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April 2016
Community fibre partnerships
BT helping communities to find a fibre solution
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April 2016
Superfast broadband connectivity for new homes
Superfast broadband to be offered to all new-build properties in the UK
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April 2016
New jobs to be created across the UK
New employees will work in various roles across BT, from cyber security and software development to research and innovation together with more contact centre jobs
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Winter 2015
December 2015
BT vision for Britain's digital future
Chief Executive Gavin Patterson has unveiled the company's ambition to deliver Britain's digital future.
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December 2015
Ultrafast just got even faster
Trials of a potential future development of G.fast technology have achieved speeds of more than 5Gbps over copper broadband.
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December 2015
First customers connected in trials of ultrafast broadband
Residents of Huntingdon – a market town in Cambridgeshire – were the first people in the UK to take part in the field trial of a new type of ultrafast broadband technology from BT.
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December 2015
Openreach publishes Fibre Index
Openreach has revealed the unrelenting growth in demand for data over its UK fibre network as it published its first ever Openreach Fibre Index.
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December 2015
BT welcomes CMA's provisional approval of EE acquisition
BT has welcomed the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) decision to provisionally approve its £12.5bn acquisition of EE, unconditionally without remedies.
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December 2015
Purposeful business
100% Sport is a global initiative designed to inspire sports fans around the world to take action to combat climate change and support actions towards the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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