We provide network products and services to more than 1,400 communications providers (CPs) operating in Great Britain. We also offer services for media companies and broadcasters, and our ventures teams offer a broad range of products and services.
In the wholesale operation, we’re seeing the traditional market shrinking as some CPs build their own network infrastructure. But the demand for next-generation services like Ethernet is expanding, and we’re committed to making sure our customers get the great products and services they demand.
Our Media & Broadcast team provides real time video, audio and data transmission solutions for content owners, producers and channel service providers. We serve more than 500 media production and distribution customers across the globe, streaming up to 16,000 hours of content a day, all through our video switches at the BT Tower.
On the Ventures side, our portfolio includes the following businesses:
In Q2 2016/17 our broadband revenue grew again, while Ethernet delivered another good quarter with a 17 per cent increase in the rental base to 41,500.
In July we launched a new platform which makes it quicker and easier for our customers to order Ethernet circuits online. This joins existing solutions like Business Zone – a self-service portal through which CPs can manage their orders and any faults.
In July, our Media & Broadcast business completed work upgrading 20 leading football stadiums around the UK with ultrafast fibre. This means that 40Gbps of fibre capacity will run directly from each Premier League football ground to the BT Tower, delivering live footage of matches to both national and global audiences.
Wholesale & Ventures business structure