BT is planning to spend some £6 ($8.7 billion) on fixed and mobile networks over the next three years as it rushes to expand its fiber and 4G deployments.
Unlike their American cousins, BT had a strong Q2 in terms of adding new TV customers and revenue.
The communications giant said it added 60,000 pay-TV customers to top 1.2 million subscribers and saw broadband and TV revenue jump 7% in the quarter.
BT soon will roll out an expanded sports package that includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League football, and is expected to help BT in its battle with Sky.
BT’s $19.1 billion (£12.5 billion) purchase of mobile operator EE this week may be the kickoff to a major reconfiguration of the United Kingdom’s telecommunications landscape.
The deal for EE – the nation’s largest mobile service provider – makes BT the dominant player in the market, one competitors say will be tough to fight.
U.K. incumbent BT is committing more than $82.5 million to continue its deployment of high-speed fiber broadband services to an additional 400,000 customers over the next three years.
BT already is spending an estimated $4.97 billion - more than $4.1 billion alone on its footprint - to bring fiber past some 18 million premises. The new spend will encompass 30 cities and has three pieces: