Thursday, 15 November 2018

Convergence is the key for BT

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Monday 18 June 18

In the run up to Connected Britain 2018, we spoke with Marc Allera, CEO of BT's Consumer Group, to find out how the UK's former incumbent telco is gearing up to lead on next generation networks across the UK

It's an exciting time for Britain's telecoms sector at the moment, with the country pushing ahead to rollout 5G by 2019 and to hit 15 million fibre to the home (FTTH) connections by 2025. As Britain's biggest telco, BT will have a huge role to play in shaping and delivering the UK's digital future. In addition to its central role as the enabler of Britain's digital transformation, BT is launching a raft of schemes and initiatives that will re-establish the company as a centre for excellence and innovation in the UK.   A springboard for the UK's growing digital economy Next Generation Networks (NGN), namely 5G on the mobile side and fibre to the home on the fixed side, will be the bedrock upon which Britain's digital economy is built. Allera believes that the role out of NGNs across the UK will also have a profound effect on the day to day lives of everyday Brits. "It's fundamental. We see it every day from our customers, they are using more and more data, in more and more places to do more and more things. As a result of this, they are becoming more and more demanding of us and of networks in general. Whether it's on the fixed or the mobile side…

It's an exciting time for Britain's telecoms sector at the moment, with the country pushing ahead to rollout 5G by 2019 and to hit 15 million fibre to the home (FTTH) connections by 2025. As Britain's biggest telco, BT will have a huge role to play in shaping and delivering the UK's digital future. In addition to its central role as the enabler of Britain's digital transformation, BT is launching a raft of schemes and initiatives that will re-establish the company as a centre for excellence and innovation in the UK.   A springboard for the UK's growing digital economy Next Generation Networks (NGN), namely 5G on the mobile side and fibre to the home on the fixed side, will be the bedrock upon which Britain's digital economy is built. Allera believes that the role out of NGNs across the UK will also have a profound effect on the day to day lives of everyday Brits. "It's fundamental. We see it every day from our customers, they are using more and more data, in more and more places to do more and more things. As a result of this, they are becoming more and more demanding of us and of networks in general. Whether it's on the fixed or the mobile side…

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