BT Group

It has operations in around 170 countries. Its BT Global Servicesdivision supplies telecoms services to corporate and government customers worldwide,and its BT Consumer division supplies telephony, broadband, and subscription television services in Great Britain to around 18 million customers.

BT's origins date back to the founding of the Electric Telegraph Company in 1846 which developed a nationwide communications network. In 1912, the General Post Office, a government department, became the monopoly telecoms supplier in GB. The Post Office Act of 1969 led to the GPO becoming a public corporation. British Telecommunications, trading as British Telecom, was formed in 1980, and became independent of the Post Office in 1981. British Telecommunications was privatised in 1984, becoming British Telecommunications plc, with some 50 percent of its shares sold to investors. The Government sold its remaining stake in further share sales in 1991 and 1993.

BT has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange, a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange, and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

In February 2015, BT announced that they have agreed to acquire British mobile phone network EE Limited for £12.5bn.This is subject to regulatory approval expected by March 2016.

Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
106,400 (est)
BT Group was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People/Management at BT Group

Gavin Patterson

Gavin Patterson

Luis Alvarez Satorre

Luis Alvarez Satorre

CEO at BT Global Services
Michael Rake

Michael Rake

Dan Fitz

Dan Fitz

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary
Tony Chanmugam

Tony Chanmugam

Group Finance Director
Lisa Harrington

Lisa Harrington

Chief Customer Officer

BT Group Office Locations

BT Group has offices in London, Dallas, Bengaluru, Sheffield and in 82 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
81 Newgate Street
Durham, GB
Providence Row
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BT Group Financials and Metrics

BT Group Financials

BT Group's revenue was reported to be £22.6 b in FY, 2016 which is a 5% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

22.6 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

34.8 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)

BT Group's current market capitalization is $34.8 b.
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


22.1 b21.5 b22.6 b

Revenue growth, %

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BT Group Operating Metrics

FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017



Homes Passed

5.9 m26.5 m

4G Customers

15 m18.6 m

Patents and Patent Applications

4.7 k4.9 k
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BT Group Market Value History

BT Group Revenue Breakdown

BT Group's Web-traffic and Trends

BT Group Online and Social Media Presence

BT Group News and Updates

France's Orange to cut stake in BT Group

PARIS (Reuters) - French telecoms company Orange plans to reduce its stake in British rival BT Group from 4 percent to as little as 1.33 percent, it said on Monday.

BT Group Company Life and Culture

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