BT Group

Ticker BT.A

Today's data summary

Market closed
% change
-3.71%
Price Pence
116.80
Change
-4.50
As of 02:30 01 Dec 2020
Market cap. Pound sterling
11,583.08 million
As of 02:30 01 Dec 2020

Latest updates

  1. Data centre fire leads to internet and phone woes

    A fire at a data centre in Newcastle has caused problems with the internet and phone lines across parts of the North East.

    Internet provider TalkTalk said the issue had occurred in a part of the Virgin Media network and it had been working hard to fix the "cable break".

    BT's service status website also confirmed it had been affected by an outage in the Newcastle and Jesmond areas.

    The problem began just before midday, and was described as particularly troublesome given the number of people still working from home.

    It has now been resolved and TalkTalk thanked users for their patience.

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  2. University and BT set up £9.6m technology learning hub

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    The University of Suffolk and BT have teamed up to launch a digital technology hub for students and apprentices.

    CGI of new technology learning room at DigiTech Centre, Martlesham’s Adastral Park, Suffolk

    DigiTech Centre at Adastral Park at Martlesham, will be used by students and graduates from the Ipswich-based university, BT apprentices and companies to help train future industry professionals.

    The £9.6m project will feature artificial intelligence systems, a forensics lab and smart living test facility.

    The first cohort of students and apprentices are expected to begin using the space from January.

    Once fully up and running, the centre will be used by around 500 students and 145 apprentices each year.

    Course leaders are working on a tie-up with police forces to develop cyber-security and forensics training, but will also be used by wildlife and ecology students to study environment conditions.