|BT Cools on Fibre Broadband|
BT chief executive Ian Livingston has raised the prospect of BT riding out the global recession by keeping its cash in the bank, rather than invest in FTTX broadband and other, capital intensive initiatives.
In a signal that he might reverse the first major decision of his tenure at BT – a £1.5 billion FTTN build-out to 10,000 UK homes by 2012 – Livingston seemed to call on Ofcom for additional regulatory concessions aimed at boosting BT’s investment returns. This was needed, he said, to sooth the nerves of anxious BT shareholders.
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