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BBC News  5 hrs ago  Comment 
BT and Plusnet users were unable to access some websites again, after problems with the service yesterday.
guardian.co.uk  5 hrs ago  Comment 
Britain’s largest internet service provider continues to struggle with power issues, causing outages across the country BT Broadband and Plusnet customers are facing a second day without internet access, as the UK’s largest internet service...
guardian.co.uk  Jul 20  Comment 
Company says services have been since restored, after UK’s largest ISP suffers outage affecting England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland Power issues have caused outage to BT’s broadband and Plusnet services, leaving thousands of users...
BBC News  Jul 20  Comment 
BT acknowledges that its customers experienced broadband faults. Banks were also affected.
guardian.co.uk  Jul 19  Comment 
An independent board for Openreach is all very well but without transparency what’s the point? Another day, another blast at BT. The company has been “significantly underinvesting” in its broadband network, perhaps to the tune of...
BBC News  Jul 19  Comment 
BT's chairman has warned that splitting Openreach from BT would 'derail' the investments that BT is making in broadband.
guardian.co.uk  Jul 19  Comment 
Culture, media and sport committee says BT’s broadband infrastructure division offers poor servive BT is failing to invest properly in broadband infrastructure and should be broken up unless it spends more money to improve service, according to...
guardian.co.uk  Jul 19  Comment 
BBC News  Jul 19  Comment 
MPs strongly criticise telecoms giant BT in a new report, which accuses it of "significantly under investing" in Openreach, the division responsible for most of the country's broadband roll-out.
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 6  Comment 
The recent cut in BT (Bacillus Thuringiensis) cotton seed prices is unlikely to provide much relief to farmers as seed cost account for just five per cent of the total cost of cultivation, said Shiri...
guardian.co.uk  Jul 4  Comment 
Cybercrime is becoming big business and tech firms are ‘in an arms race’ to outdo sophisticated criminal operations, report by BT and KPMG says British firms must “take the fight to the criminals” to prevent a rising tide of cyber-attacks...




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BT Group Plc (BT) is an incumbent phone company providing fixed-line and data services to the United Kingdom. It owns or has stakes in operations in North America, the Asia/Pacific region, and Western Europe. For strategic purposes, BT differentiates its business into two distinct markets: Traditional business lines and New Wave business lines, such as Broadband, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Mobility, and Managed Services. BT Group's strategy is to move customers away from Traditional businesses, where margins are small, and into New Wave businesses, where BT Group can add value and charge higher prices. For reporting purposes, BT Group currently operates through four business segments: BT Retail, BT Wholesale, BT Global Services and OpenReach, which accounted for 28.3%, 24.0%, 30.3%, and 17.3% of its second quarter of 2008 revenues, respectively. BT Retail, BT Wholesale and Openreach operate primarily in the United Kingdom, while BT Global Services operates worldwide. BT serves 170 countries and territories around the globe.

BT Retail is the largest communications service provider by market share to consumers and businesses in the United Kingdom. It supplies a wide range of communication products, including voice, data, Internet, and multimedia services. The BT Wholesale segment provides network services and solutions within the United Kingdom, including its Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) to BT Retail and BT Global Services, as well as to other communication companies, fixed and mobile network operators, and service providers. Openreach was established in January of 2006 in response to OFCOM (UK Office of Communications) strategic review of the communications industry in the UK, and operates the physical assets of the local access and backhaul networks and provides the services which use those networks to communications providers, both internally and externally, and was spun out of BT Wholesale to become a completely independent entity from BT, although it remains wholly-owned by the BT Group. BT Global Services is BT Group's managed services and solutions arm, serving multi-site organizations.


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Communications provider BT (BT) licensed a platform to preserve logs for clients. This will augment London-based BT's existing security monitoring and response services for BT Counterpane, allowing customers to collect, index, and maintain all security data from any application, server, or device.

Traditional log management approaches provide limited support for analyzing new and changing data. BT officials say they chose Splunk because it provides flexibility in dynamic environments and for ongoing compliance with IT data retention requirements.

The BT Counterpane log management solution will complement managed security monitoring by enabling a fully-indexed, searchable repository of all log activity from any device on the network; provide customers better visibility and control through rich reports and dashboards; and enable thorough security response with real-time search.

The licensed technology provides large-scale, high-speed indexing and search technology geared toward IT infrastructures. The software, which comes in both free and enterprise versions, allows a company to search and navigate data from any application, server, or network device in real time.

BT operates in 170 countries. Its principal activities include providing local, national and international telecommunications services, higher-value broadband and internet products and services, and converged fixed/mobile products and services. British Telecommunications is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT.




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