BT reorganizes after EE acquisition

BT has shaken up its corporate structure in light of its acquisition of UK mobile operator EE. The UK incumbent will have six lines of business starting in April. Two will serve consumers, two will serve businesses and the public sector (the first will focus on the UK and Ireland, the other on the rest of the world) and the remaining two will provide wholesale services to other customers.

BT has shaken up its corporate structure in light of its acquisition of UK mobile operator EE. The UK incumbent will have six lines of business starting in April. Two will serve consumers, two will serve businesses and the public sector (the first will focus on the UK and Ireland, the other on the rest of the world) and the remaining two will provide wholesale services to other customers.

Openreach, BT Customer, and EE will remain prominent brands.

The six lines are:

  • BT Consumer: The UK's largest ISP will remain unchanged, including CEO John Petter.
  • EE: The new mobile asset will focus largely on the consumer market. Its CEO is Marc Allera.
  • Business and Public Sector: As the name of this new division implies, will serve businesses and the public sector in the UK and Ireland. It will comprise the existing BT Business along with EE's business division and the elementss of BT Global Services focused on the UK. Its CEO is Graham Sutherland.
  • Global Services: This new unit will serve multinational companies and financial services organizations headquartered in the UK and across the world. It will also focus on serving major public and private sector customers outside the UK. Luis Alvarez will continue as its CEO.
  • Wholesale and Ventures: This division, which currently supports more than 1400 communications providers, will now include EE's MVNO business as well as some specialist businesses such as Fleet, Payphones, and Directories. Gerry McQuade, currently chief sales and marketing officer, business at EE, will serve as its CEO.
  • Openreach: BT's local access network services arm will operate as before under the leadership of new CEO Clive Selley (see "BT names Clive Selley new Openreach CEO").

Meanwhile, Howard Watson takes over as CEO of BT's Technology, Service and Operations, replacing Selley in the latter's former role. A new IT and Mobile business unit within TSO will be led by EE's Fotis Karonis. Fotis also will support Marc Allera as EE's CIO.

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