BT Group plc
- Published: Friday, 27 September 2013 16:34
- Written by Graeme Pratt
BT is the major provider of telecommunications networks and services in the UK.
But we are also a major global communications company, serving customers in more than 170 countries.
Today BT partners with the best from industry and academia from around the world
We provide services to large corporate and public sector customers with operations across the world in a wide range of sectors such as banking and financial services, consumer packaged goods, logistics, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing.
We have embraced fierce competition in our home markets and become an innovative and dynamic company competing in the converged markets of computing, IT and communications.
BT’s strategy is to drive broadband-based consumer services, become the ‘Brand for Business’ for UK SMEs, the wholesaler of choice and the best network provider.
We aim to be a global leader through BT Global Services. And all this whilst being a responsible and sustainable business leader.
BT is also the world’s oldest communications company, with a direct line of descent from the first national telecommunications undertaking in the world. The Electric Telegraph Company incorporated in 1846, was the first anywhere to develop a nationwide communications network exploiting leading-edge telegraphy technology. Fast-forward to today and innovation is more central to BT’s business than ever before. Today BT partners with the best from industry and academia from around the world to deliver cutting edge solutions that connect people, businesses and communities across the globe.
The Tommy Flowers Institute aims to improve the links between academic research and commercial opportunities in the industry.
Four years ago BT funded the University of Essex to collaborate on a research project to look at how BT could optimise the strategic deployment of its engineers for better service delivery.
Will the best global companies in the first half of the 21st century succeed by helping solve global problems? And if the answer to that question is yes, then what will be needed from higher education institutions – the propagation rooms of leadership dev