BT could return to the mobile services market with a vengeance next year, after its CEO dropped the strongest hints yet about the future mobile plans of the former UK monopoly.
BT Openreach reported that it is seeing delays in fulfilling Ethernet service orders for its carrier customers, due to strong customer demand and some systems issues.
BT's flat key revenue measure and fiscal fourth quarter revenues of just £4.8 million ($7.32 million), down 2 percent, didn't dampen spirits at the telecom, which noted that its fiber customer base doubled to more than 1.5 million subscribers.
The UK may have been late to the LTE game, but the deployment of the technology is now advancing across the UK, with recent announcements from operators highlighting further progress in their rollouts of LTE networks.
BT has opened the bidding for a new mobile partner in a move that could see the UK's former telecoms monopoly back together with its former mobile unit, O2 UK, according to a report in the Financial Times .
Orange Business may be the dominant global Ethernet provider, but a new Vertical Systems Group report reveals that BT's star is rising in the global Ethernet ecosystem.
Hyperoptic, a UK-based alternative service provider, may not be the size of BT and Virgin Media, but it has one thing these established providers don't have: a 1 Gbps Fiber to the Building offering that now reaches 20,000 homes.
BT is extending the coverage of its fiber-based broadband services in Cornwall to 95 percent of area homes, up from the 80 percent mark it originally set, by 2014.
BT on Thursday said it will hire an additional 1,000 engineers for its Fiber to the X (FTTX) buildout, the majority of whom will be used to install fiber at consumer homes and businesses.
BSkyB (Sky) will immediately become the second largest broadband provider under BT, surpassing the country's largest cable MSO Virgin Media, with its purchase of Telefonica's O2 and BE broadband subsidiaries.