BT Group Plc

BT Group Plc

BT Group Plc

Date Founded



81 Newgate Street, BT Centre, London, EC1A 7AJ, GBR

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Wireless Telecommunications
Internet Software & Services
IT Consulting & Services
Consumer Services
Electrical Products
Computer Software

Company Description

BT Group Plc provides communication solutions and services. Its principal activities include fixed-lines services, broadband, mobile and TV products and services as well as networked IT services. The company has following customer-facing lines of business: Consumer; EE; Business and Public Sector; Global Services; Wholesale and Ventures; Technology, Service and Operations; and Openreach. The Consumer segment provides consumer fixed-line voice and broadband services. The EE segment operates mobile network and offers fixed broadband and TV. The Business and Public Sector segment sells communications and IT services in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The Global Services segment provides business communications and supplies ICT services. The Wholesale and Ventures segment provides fixed or mobile telephony services, as well as runs a number of BT's business units. The Technology, Service and Operations segment creates and operates global networks, platforms and IT systems. The Openreach segment builds and maintains digital infrastructure and provides the foundation for Britain’s booming digital economy against a backdrop of profound changes to its business. BT Group was founded on March 30, 2001 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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February 8, 2018
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February 6, 2018
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February 2, 2018
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Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director, Group Finance Director

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Chief Brand Officer

Head-Consumer Business

Director of Regulatory Affairs

Group Director-Human Resources

Vice President & Chief Counsel, North America

Chief Technical Officer

General Manager for BT Global Services eBusiness & Director of Software & Systems Integration

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Former Group Finance Director at Compagnie Financière Richemont SA

Group Chief Executive Officer at Centrica Plc

Senior Operational & Marketing at Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Executive Advisor at CCMP Capital Advisors LP

Co-Founder at Synesis Life Ltd.

Former Chief Executive Officer at Epiphany, Inc.

Senior Advisor at Providence Equity Partners LLC

Chief Executive Officer at Deutsche Telekom AG

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