BT Group

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As of 01:43 29 Oct 2020
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As of 01:43 29 Oct 2020

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  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.

  3. BT scraps broadband data limits

    Chris Fox

    Technology reporter

    Telecoms giant BT says it will remove data caps on all its home broadband packages to help people work from home and access entertainment during the coronavirus outbreak.

    BT's latest tariffs already include unlimited data as standard, but older deals came with limits on how much data could be downloaded each month.

    The company will also cap some charges for "vulnerable customers", who only have a landline telephone and no broadband.

    The full details are on the BT website.

    Mobile network EE, part of the BT Group, says it will let all customers access the NHS website from their mobile phone - even if they have run out of mobile data on their tariff.

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    The company also issued a statement to reassure the public that services would not be affected, despite more people working from home.

    "The additional load on the broadband network is well within manageable limits and we have plenty of headroom for it to grow still further," BT said.

  4. BT pulls out of Barcelona congress

    BT sign

    BT is the latest firm to pull out of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona because of the coronavirus outbreak.

    "After careful discussions and planning, BT have decided that we will not attend GSMA Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2020," a spokesman said. "We value our participation in important industry groups like GSMA and deeply respect the steps they have already taken to protect attendees.

    "Unfortunately, the most responsible decision is to withdraw our participation from the event to safeguard our employees and customers."