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Friday, July 10


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Great news for broadband deal hunters - BT's fab fibre offer extended for a week

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Great news for broadband deal hunters - BT's fab fibre offer extended for a week. The cheapest we've ever seen from BT is still available(Image credit: Future). Normally, BT isn't exactly synonymous with affordability when it comes to broadband deals, frequently appearing as one of the UK's priciest providers. But right now it is taking a break from that lifestyle with its lowest price ever. BT will also throw in a £50 Mastercard on top, effectively bringing your monthly costs down to £24.90 putting it in line with some of the UK's cheapest fibre broadband deals right now. This offer was meant to come to an end on Thursday night, but BT has gone and extended it - giving you an extra week to snag a bargain.

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Thursday, July 09


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BT, Vodafone UK complain about ripping out Huawei

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Register today and hear from some of the world's largest operators, OEMS, and enterprises while accessing daily industry panels during this free virtual event series. The U.K. government under Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tried to find a compromise, mandating that Huawei’s equipment not be used in mobile operators’ core networks, but allowing it in less-sensitive non-core parts of the networks. Is your tech stack ready? However, Johnson has been backtracking of late, according to numerous U.K. media outlets, reporting that the government was considering a complete ban on equipment from Huawei and ZTE in the country’s wireless networks. Today Andrea Dona, Vodafone U.K.’s head of networks, said if the government decides to strictly ban Huawei it would cost Vodafone “low-single-figure billions” to swap out its thousands of Huawei stations and antennas across the country, according to Bloomberg. And Howard Watson, BT’s chief technology and information officer, said it would cost BT “tens to a hundred million” beyond the $658 million the company said it would cost to comply with the earlier rules.

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Vodafone and BT warn about cost, disruption of removing Huawei

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British mobile carriers warn removing Huawei will disrupt customers and cost billions. British mobile network operators have warned that removing Huawei equipment from their networks could lead to severe disruption for customers, with Vodafone going as far as to say it would cost the firm billions of pounds. Andrea Dona, Vodafone's head of networks in the U.K., said Wednesday that the carrier would have to spend "single-figure billions" if it was forced to swap Huawei telecoms kit out for another vendor's. The government is reportedly preparing plans to strip Huawei gear from Britain's 5G mobile networks entirely, contrary to an initial decision in January to give the firm a restricted role. BT's network currently consist of two-thirds Huawei and one-third Nokia, while Vodafone's contains one-third Huawei and two-thirds Ericsson. But this decision has been called into question of late after sanctions were imposed by the U.S. on Huawei, aimed at cutting off the Chinese firm from key chip supplies.

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huawei: Vodafone and BT need five years minimum to remove Huawei, Telecom News, ET Telecom

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LONDON: Vodafone and BT said they would need a minimum of five years to remove equipment made by Huawei from their British networks, with Vodafone putting the cost of doing so in the "single figure billions" of pounds range. Andrea Dona, head of networks Vodafone UK, told a committee of lawmakers the operator needed to have a "sensible time scale" of several years to implement any further Huawei restrictions, with a minimum transitional plan spanning five years. Rival BT told the same committee it needed a minimum of five years, and ideally seven, to remove Huawei from its network. BT was already trialing switching some network sites from Huawei to other vendors, its chief technology officer Howard Watson said. Britain granted Huawei a limited role in its future 5G networks in January, but ministers have since said the introduction of U.S. sanctions could have a significant impact on its ability to securely supply crucial pieces of networking equipment. As a result, Britain is again reviewing what role Huawei should play in its telecom networks.

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Wednesday, July 08


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BT's brilliant fibre broadband deal ends today - sign up by midnight for low bills and £50 gift

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BT's brilliant fibre broadband deal ends today - sign up by midnight for low bills and £50 gift. The cheapest bills we've seen on BT's best value broadband(Image credit: Future). As far as this week's best broadband deals go, BT has one of the most attractive out there. On its best value fibre plan, the monthly bills have come down, connection is free and there's even a beefy freebie thrown in, too. But that all ends tomorrow... Right now you can secure BT's Fibre 1 plan at a price of just £26.99 a month - that's the lowest we've seen BT go with its flagship fibre plan.

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Crime gang dressed as engineers to steal £500 batteries from BT Openreach boxes - Daily Star

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You can read more in our cookie notice. Or, if you do not agree, you can click Manage below to access other choices. If you choose not to, you will still see adverts on our site, because they help us to fund it, but those adverts will not be tailored to you. A brazen gang of thieves dressed as engineers to swipe thousands of pounds worth of batteries from broadband boxes in broad daylight. Dean Davies, 22, is believed to have cost Openreach million so pounds by stealing batteries from boxes across Worcestershire with brother Maurice Davies, 33, and pal Michael Smith, 21. Nicholas Berry, prosecuting, said: "The thefts were motivated by the scrap value of the lead contained in the batteries in the green Openreach fibre optic broadband boxes located at the side of footpaths and roads which provide high speed broadband services to businesses and homes.

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BT's brilliant fibre broadband deal is set to end Thursday - it's not too late to sign up

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BT's brilliant fibre broadband deal is set to end Thursday - it's not too late to sign up. The cheapest bills we've seen on BT's best value broadband(Image credit: Future). As far as this week's best broadband deals go, BT has one of the most attractive out there. On its best value fibre plan, the monthly bills have come down, connection is free and there's even a beefy freebie thrown in, too. But that all ends tomorrow... Right now you can secure BT's Fibre 1 plan at a price of just £26.99 a month - that's the lowest we've seen BT go with its flagship fibre plan.

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Tuesday, July 07


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Department of Electronics IT, BT, S&T in Karnataka have launched 6 products developed by Start-ups to fight Covid Pandemic

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Chinese mainland reports 7 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported. Nanded division of South Central Railway sets up Business Development Unit to scale up freight loading. Department of Electronics IT, BT, S&T in Karnataka have launched 6 products developed by Start-ups to fight Covid PandemicBengaluru, July 7 (UNI) Karnataka Department of Electronics, IT, BT and Science and Technology start-ups today launched six products developed at Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre (BBC), to fight COVID 19 pandemic. Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for IT, BT Ashwath Narayana launched the products Shieldex 24- a UV-ROS box for COVID 19 sterilization developed by Mr Ravi Kumar from Biofi, Fluorescent probes and PCR mix for RT-PCR detection developed by Dr Govindarajan and Dr Meher Prakash from VNIR, a remote foetal monitoring device- Daksh developed by Dr Arun Agrawal from Janitri, Viral Transport Media- DeConto VTM developed by Mr Manjunatha and Mr Dinesh from Deno Bio labs at IBAB, Cov-Astra an AI based device for detection of COVID 19 developed by Mr Adarsh Nararajan from Andra and Antimicrobial face wash containing herbal antimicrobials, developed by Dr Latha Damle and team from Atrimed.

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Monday, July 06


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Tempted by BT’s share price? Here are two things you should know

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Below, I’m going to share with you two interesting things I’ve discovered about BT while analysing the FTSE 100 stock recently. The first thing I want to highlight about BT shares is that, since the company issued its full-year results in early May and suspended its dividend (both its final 2019/2020 dividend and all dividends for 2020/2021), a number of brokers have reduced their target for BT’s share price. In my view, it’s not a good sign that multiple brokers are downgrading their price targets for BT shares. It’s not all bearish news though. If we look at what company insiders at BT have been doing recently, in terms of buying and selling shares, the case for BT looks more promising. Since mid-May, seven board members at BT Group, including CEO Philip Jansen and chairman Jan Du Plessis, have purchased BT shares. And some of these purchases have been very substantial too. For example, Jansen’s purchase of 1.834m shares on 13 May cost him over £2m.

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Why has the BT share price lagged the FTSE 100 by 66% in 5 years?

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It’s been a tough five years for investors in BT Group (LON:BT.A) (BT.A.L), with the company’s share price falling by around 75% during that time. Sure, the FTSE 100 has also had a disappointing 5-year period, but its 9% fall is small in comparison to that of the telecoms company. BT has also purchased EE in recent times, but has so far been unable to produce high EPS growth that can lead to a rising share price and stronger market sentiment. I’m not sure I have yet seen clear reasons to change my view that the short-term prospects for the stock could be relatively volatile and challenging. Therefore, with other FTSE 100 shares seeming to offer more attractive risk/reward prospects to my mind, I think there are better opportunities available for me elsewhere at the moment.

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