BT and other industry players have announced plans to upgrade their fixed telecommunications networks to Next Generation Networks (NGNs). In the UK, BT’s ‘21st Century Network’ plans are the most ambitious. BT intends to rationalise all its existing network platforms, bringing all services and applications onto a single IP-based platform, using the same equipment for handling and routing traffic over one transmission network. The new network also has the potential to support new services.
The decline in underlying Group EBITDA is continuing to decelerate
Local loop unbundling volumes are set to explode, but the impact of LLU on BT Group revenue will be lower than expected