Feeds

BT revenues creep up

As telco strikes Mickey Mouse deal

High performance access to file storage

BT results for the second quarter ended 30 September 2006 show a four per cent rise in revenues to £4.9bn and a 12 per cent growth in pre-tax profits to £655m.

The telco trumpeted growth in what it calls "new wave revenue" - cash from networked services, broadband and mobile phones. New wave revenues now make up 35 per cent of total cash or £1.7bn.

BT now claims three million retail broadband customers and one million unbundled local loops.

At the end of September BT had 9.3 million wholesale broadband connections including 830,000 unbundled local lines.

Broadband subscribers passed three million and some 650,000 are using Voice over Internet Protocol services.

In other news BT, has struck a deal with Disney's Buena Vista TV company to provide video-on-demand services. This will give BT Vision punters access to a selection of Disney films.

BT's replacement network 21CN is making progress - 10 per cent of the core infrastruscture is now in place. Nine fibre rings have been built in south Wales. Customers in Cardiff should start moving onto the new network at the end of the month.

BT shares in London were trading slightly up on the news. ®

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
It may be ILLEGAL to run Heartbleed health checks – IT lawyer
Do the right thing, earn up to 10 years in clink
France bans managers from contacting workers outside business hours
«Email? Mais non ... il est plus tard que six heures du soir!»
Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies at 68
RIP Blighty's best-selling author of the 1980s
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.