Don Clarke, a longtime top engineering executive for British telecommunications company BT, has joined CableLabs as principal architect of network technologies.
BT has named Les Anderson, a well-known technologist and program manager in the UK's intelligence, security and defense community, as its new vice president of cyber.
UK operator EE said it has reached a new tipping point after sales of LTE contracts exceeded 3G contract sales for the first time. It said it now has a total of 3.6 million LTE subscribers.
BT agreed to provide technology for the first city-wide Internet of Things (IoT) network in the UK, to demonstrate the ability of the infrastructure to control large numbers of static and mobile sensors.
BT revealed plans to enter the UK's increasingly busy LTE market, with a service for business users due to launch in a matter of weeks.
Openreach, BT's local access network business, is ramping up its employee base, announcing that it will create 1,600 new engineering positions to keep up with its ongoing rollout of its fiber-based broadband services.
BT has achieved another major milestone in its ongoing fiber-based broadband initiative, announcing that its last mile fiber network now passes over 19 million homes and businesses.
Fiber-based broadband is hardly ubiquitous, but according to a new ABI Research report, it grew 29 percent from 2012 to 126.6 million subscribers in 2013. The research firm has forecast that by 2019, fiber-based broadband subscriptions will grow to 265 million subscribers, with a CAGR of 11.7 percent.
A new fiber to the premises (FTTP) joint venture formed by BSkyB, TalkTalk and CityFibre will provide up to 1 Gbps speed broadband in York as a way battle incumbent telco BT with their own broadband network.
I read today that Wally Olins, described as the man who rebranded British Telecom as BT, has died at the age of 83. According to the report in the Guardian, Olins was also "an integral part" of the launch of the Orange brand, and was generally described as the "world's leading practitioner of branding and identity". Yet no brand is irreplaceable it seems, and indeed the European mobile brand landscape has been subtly changing in recent months.