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Financial Times  May 13  Comment 
Long-term incentive plan pays out a total of £78m at UK telecoms group
Wall Street Journal  May 7  Comment 
BT’s quarterly earnings hinted at its strategic advantages in bundling mobile with other telecoms services at discounts that will be tough for rivals to replicate.
Benzinga  May 7  Comment 
BT Group plc (ADR) (NYSE: BT) posted an increase in its net profit for the quarter ended March 31. BT Group's quarterly net profit surged to GBP690 million ($1.05 billion), versus a year-ago profit of GBP566 million. Its adjusted pretax...
guardian.co.uk  May 7  Comment 
Gavin Patterson says uncertainty over the UK’s membership of the European Union could prompt companies to move investment out of the country BT boss Gavin Patterson has warned that an EU referendum promised by the Conservatives would be “bad...
Clusterstock  May 7  Comment 
BT's football giveaway is working - the telecoms giant just had a record quarter for new broadband sign-ups. 455,000 new customers joined BT's fibre service in the last quarter. BT Sport, which is free for broadband customers, is a key...
Financial Times  May 7  Comment 
Billions of pounds in spending on broadband networks would be at risk, operator warns
newratings.com  May 6  Comment 
ADVA Optical Networking Wins BT Sustainability Acclaim ADVA Optical Networking SE / ADVA Optical Networking Wins BT Sustainability Acclaim . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions. The issuer is solely responsible for the...
Benzinga  May 5  Comment 
Analysts at Barclays initiated coverage on BT Group plc (ADR) (NYSE: BT) with a Overweight rating. BT Group shares have gained 9.16 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has surged 13.21 percent in the same period. BT Group's...
guardian.co.uk  May 4  Comment 
Second bill increase in seven months covers landline phone, broadband and TV packages, and involves removal of free calls to 0845 numbers TalkTalk is putting up prices for home phone, broadband and TV customers, just seven months after it last...




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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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