We provide network products and services to more than 1,400 communications providers (CPs) operating in Great Britain. We offer services for media companies and broadcasters, and our ventures teams offer a broad range of products and services. We are also leading the BT thinking on the Internet of Things (IoT).
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:
For the full year ending March 31st 2017, revenue declined 7%, with underlying revenue excluding transit down 3% reflecting decline in our traditional calls and lines revenue.
At MVNO World Congress 2016, we were named Best Wholesale Operator. Customers can use their brand, build their own retail propositions, sell mobile plans through their channels and own the relationship with the end customer, while we do the rest.
This year we also launched our Pelipod secure storage offering. This speeds up and simplifies the supply chain that serves field engineers working throughout the UK.
We expanded our Ethernet network to another 429 exchanges and re-signed a number of large Ethernet contracts, securing those circuits for the future.
In 2016/17 we installed the UK’s first uncompressed outside broadcast network for Premier League Productions (PLP), a partnership between the Premier League and international sports production company IMG.
We now provide live HD video feeds between all 20 Premier League football stadiums and IMG’s studios in London.
Wholesale & Ventures business structure