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British Telecom is to create a further 30 jobs at its Internet Designers Limited venture in Belfast, in order to develop a range of internet-related software and computer technologies.
18-Jan-2002


British Telecom is to invest £12m in a pilot project offering broadband internet access in remote parts of Cornwall, and will supply hardware and business support as part of an all-inclusive package.
11-Dec-2001


British Telecom is to set up a £90m BT Ignite data centre at the Celtic Gateway development in Cardiff Bay, which will provide website hosting services and employ 200 people by the end of next year.
15-Oct-2001


British Telecom is considering plans to open up its BT Fleet Partners garage network to offer servicing and fleet management to other companies, and is seeking a partner to help with vehicle sourcing and disposals.
28-Aug-2001


British Telecom and Gilat of the US are to introduce a high-speed satellite internet service in rural areas of Scotland and Northern Ireland from November, which will require the installation of satellite dishes.
31-Jul-2001


British Telecom is considering plans to open luxury warehouse-style apartments in a number of unused telephone exchanges, starting with the top three floors of the Marylebone exchange in London.
27-Jul-2001


British Telecom is forming a partnership with Deutsche Telekom to develop third generation mobile networks in the UK and Germany, which will involve their BT Wireless and One-2-One subsidiaries sharing capital expenditure.
13-Jun-2001


British Telecom has dropped plans to set up an 800-seat call centre in Nantgarw near Caerphilly, and an alternative occupier is now being sought.
06-Jun-2001


British Telecom is to scrap the Cellnet mobile phone brand in order to develop a new international identity in the UK, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands.
24-May-2001


British Telecom is planning to vacate its City of London headquarters over the next two years, and up to 500 staff will be relocated to smaller offices.
03-May-2001


British Telecom is to relocate a call centre from Oxford's Paradise Street to a new building on the Oxford Business Park in June, and 40 of the 76 staff will move to the new site.
01-Mar-2001


British Telecom is to create about 100 new jobs in Scotland in order to roll-out its ADSL high-speed internet service, and is using Hampshire-based recruitment specialist White & Nunn to find 545 engineers throughout the UK.
26-Jan-2001


British Telecom has agreed to open up more of its telephone exchanges to competition, in order to enable rival operators to install high-speed internet access equipment at more profitable locations.
19-Jan-2001


British Telecom is to set up a new call centre in Fort William with the creation of 200 jobs over the next year.
17-Jan-2001


British Telecom is to create a further 60 jobs at its new Manpower-operated call centre in Alness, Easter Ross.
20-Nov-2000


British Telecom is to set up a technology incubator arm called Brightstar, based at Adastral Park near Ipswich, in order to encourage the development of an entrepreneurial culture within the group.
20-Nov-2000


British Telecom is linking up with Crown Castle of the US to invest £200m in the installation of transmitters on the roofs of 4,000 BT exchanges, in order to support third generation mobile networks.
17-Nov-2000


British Telecom has announced plans to split itself in two, sell £10bn worth of subsidiaries, abandon plans to expand outside Western Europe and Japan and shed a further 5,000 jobs.
10-Nov-2000


British Telecom has announced plans to set up a network of 10,000 automatic teller machines that will enable people to top up pre-paid mobile phone cards and buy electronic currency to spend on the internet.
11-Sep-2000


British Telecom has sold its aeronautical and maritime communications division to Stratos Global of Canada for £157m, as part of a strategy to reduce debt by selling non-core operations.
04-Sep-2000


British Telecom is to double its stake in the Viag Interkom telecoms joint venture in Germany by acquiring a further 45% from Eon for £4.4bn, as part of a strategy to convert minority interests into controlling stakes.
17-Aug-2000


British Telecom has dropped plans to set up a £1bn network of internet co-location centres across Europe, due to shareholder concerns about the group's rising debt.
14-Aug-2000


British Telecom is to recruit a further 200 staff at its new £6m call centre in Lincoln, which already employs 400 workers.
23-Jun-2000


British Telecom has confirmed plans to set up a headquarters for its Btopenworld internet business at Martlesham Heath near Ipswich, in a £12m project with Alcatel, Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies and Newbridge Networks.
06-Jun-2000


British Telecom has announced plans to set up a new £1.8m call centre in Londonderry, with the creation of 160 jobs.
11-May-2000


British Telecom is planning to open a new call centre at Alness in the Highlands, with the creation of up to 300 jobs.
02-May-2000


Vodafone AirTouch, TIW of Canada, British Telecom, One-2-One and Orange have won the five licences to launch third-generation mobile phone services, and each of them must now build a network that can be used by at least 80% of the population.
28-Apr-2000


British Telecom and AT&T have announced plans to invest £1.25bn setting up 30 web hosting centres around the world over the next three years, including sites in Cardiff, Birmingham, Bletchley and St Albans.
06-Apr-2000


British Telecom is linking up with Microsoft and AT&T to develop software for mobile phone systems, and will contribute human resources and testing facilities to the project.
31-Mar-2000


British Telecom is said to be planning to relocate almost 4,000 employees to two new offices at Leavesden Park near Watford and City Place at Gatwick, as part of a strategy to move staff away from central London.
20-Mar-2000


British Telecom is planning to build a £8m call centre at the former Nantgarw Colliery near Cardiff, with the creation of 800 jobs.
15-Mar-2000


British Telecom is to invest £160m in the launch of its Genie mobile internet service in 15 countries, in partnership with more than 30 companies.
10-Mar-2000


British Telecom is forming an alliance with Panasonic to develop a system that will enable people to download music from the internet via their mobile phones.
24-Feb-2000


British Telecom is forming an alliance with Corning to develop photonics technology for the high-capacity transmission of information, and its Photonics Technology Research Centre will be transferred to the US group for £39m.
15-Feb-2000


British Telecom is forming an alliance with two US internet companies - VerticalNet and Internet Capital Group - to invest £141m in new business-to-business web sites.
02-Feb-2000


British Telecom has launched a £1.5bn recommended takeover offer for Esat, the Irish telecoms group.
12-Jan-2000


British Telecom has launched a recruitment drive to find 400 staff for its telemarketing centre in Warrington.
17-Nov-1999


British Telecom has relocated 600 technicians to London and the Thames Valley to cope with a surge in demand for high-speed digital links, and is looking to recruit a further 200.
05-Nov-1999


British Telecom is said to be planning to set up a new call centre in Londonderry with the creation of 500 jobs.
15-Oct-1999


British Telecom has taken on 80 more permanent staff at its telemarketing centre in Bristol to cope with an increase in workload, and similar measures are being taken at sites in Warrington, Newcastle, Doncaster and Glasgow.
16-Sep-1999


British Telecom is planning to set up a call centre in Lincoln to handle residential fault calls, with the creation of 600 jobs.
15-Sep-1999


British Telecom is acquiring Yellow Book USA for £430m, and could go on to set up a global franchise in the telephone directories business.
27-Aug-1999


British Telecom has linked up with AT&T to acquire a one-third stake in the Canadian cell phone company Rogers Cantel Mobile Communications for £581m, and BT is also acquiring a stake in AT&T Canada at a cost of £249m.
06-Aug-1999


British Telecom has taken full control of BT Cellnet by acquiring the remaining 40% from Securicor for £3.1bn, which will enable BT to bid for one of the next-generation mobile phone licences next year.
28-Jul-1999


British Telecom's Syntegra division is to acquire Control Data Systems, the US systems integrator, for £217m.
02-Jul-1999


British Telecom has acquired a 20% stake in SmarTone, the Hong Kong mobile operator, for £240m, as part of a strategy to expand its business in the Asia-Pacific region.
08-Apr-1999


British Telecom has announced the creation of an additional 350 jobs at its £25m call centre at Gosforth Business Park on Tyneside.
07-Apr-1999


British Telecom has acquired Arrakis, the Spanish internet service provider, for £9.5m.
05-Feb-1999


British Telecom has acquired a 50% stake in Excite's UK internet business for £6m, and intends to launch Excite as an internet service provider.
26-Nov-1998


British Telecom is to set up a £6m call centre in Dundee, creating 800 jobs and offering services to companies that outsource their call handling.
18-Apr-1998


British Telecom is to set up a £9m telephone-based sales centre in Belfast, which will also offer contract teleservices for other companies, creating 750 jobs.
27-Aug-1997


British Telecom is to set up two new telemarketing centres - in Doncaster and North Tyneside - each employing 1,000 people.
08-Apr-1997


British Telecom has announced a £12bn merger with MCI, the US long-distance carrier, in which it is acquiring the remaining 80% stake it does not already own, thus creating a new entity called Concert which will be the world's fourth-largest telecoms company.
04-Nov-1996


British Telecom is setting up a new telemarketing centre in Warrington which will provide 1,000 part-time jobs from next January.
28-Jun-1996