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.

Type
Public
HQ
London, GB
Founded
1846
Size (employees)
106,400 (est)
BT Group was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at BT Group

Jan du Plessis

Jan du Plessis

Chairman
Karen Richardson

Karen Richardson

Non-Executive Director
Nick Rose

Nick Rose

Non-Executive Director
Jasmine Whitbread

Jasmine Whitbread

Non-Executive Director
Tony Ball

Tony Ball

Non-Executive Director
Iain Conn

Iain Conn

Non-Executive Director
Mike Inglis

Mike Inglis

Non-Executive Director
Isabel Hudson

Isabel Hudson

Non-Executive Director
Timotheus Höttges

Timotheus Höttges

Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Gavin Patterson

Gavin Patterson

Chief Executive
Simon Lowth

Simon Lowth

Group Chief Financial Officer
Dan Fitz

Dan Fitz

Company Secretary

BT Group Office Locations

BT Group has an office in London, Washington, Bracknell, Halifax 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 £22.57 b in FY, 2016 which is a 5.2% increase from the previous period.
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2016)

22.6 b

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

5.2%

Market capitalization (2-Oct-2017)

34.8 b

Closing share price (2-Oct-2017)

17.6
BT Group's current market capitalization is $34.8 b.
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Revenue

22.1 b21.5 b22.6 b

Revenue growth, %

(3%)5%
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BT Group Operating Metrics

FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

4G Customers

15 m18.60 m

Countries

170 180 180

Homes Passed

5.90 m26.50 m

Mobile Customers

30 m
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