Thursday, 15 November 2018

Life after Gavin Patterson - What's next for BT?

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Friday 15 June 18

With current CEO, Gavin Patterson, agreeing to step down after more than 5 years at the helm, a host of challenges and opportunities await his successor, whoever they may be…

It's been an eventful few months for BT. The UK's former incumbent telco has announced a host of ambitious plans aimed at realigning its public image and helping it deliver innovative and progressive products and solutions to its customers.  The company has high hopes for 5G and has publicly stated that it wants to launch next generation mobile networks in the UK by 2019, significantly ahead of other European operators.  BT has also announced that it plans to launch its fully converged, hybrid Smart Network, which will offer seamless connectivity across the company's fixed, mobile and WIFI infrastructure by 2022.  And if all that wasn't enough to cheer the hearts of BT's customers and shareholders…

It's been an eventful few months for BT. The UK's former incumbent telco has announced a host of ambitious plans aimed at realigning its public image and helping it deliver innovative and progressive products and solutions to its customers.  The company has high hopes for 5G and has publicly stated that it wants to launch next generation mobile networks in the UK by 2019, significantly ahead of other European operators.  BT has also announced that it plans to launch its fully converged, hybrid Smart Network, which will offer seamless connectivity across the company's fixed, mobile and WIFI infrastructure by 2022.  And if all that wasn't enough to cheer the hearts of BT's customers and shareholders…

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