BT comes out swinging with a profit; reveals FTTX expansion plans

What a difference a year has made for BT (NYSE: BT). Buoyed by operational improvements and cost cutting, BT bounced back with $308.4 million in net profit in three months to March 31.  

This is a stark contrast to last year's financial blow from the poor performance of its global services unit with a restated $1.48 billion net loss in 2009, which included a $1.9 billion charge from its global services division. And while BT's revenue declined 2 percent to $7.86 billion for the year, it was above analyst expectations of $7.56 billion.

One area of growth BT is making an investment in is broadband. BT plans to invest an additional $1.46 billion to expand the reach of its planned Fiber to the X network deployment plans.

For more:
- see the earnings release
- Wall Street Journal has this article
- Reuters has this coverage

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