It means the departure of John Petter after 4 years, 13 with BT Group, who says he wants to pursue other interests.
Gavin Patterson, BT Group Chief Executive, said: “This appointment reflects the growing scale and ambition of BT. Marc has led the successful integration and delivered the improved customer experience and strong financial performance of EE. He will lead our continued integration and convergence in consumer telecommunications.”
BT added 8,000 new TV customers in the quarter, a near-respectable total in these days of cord shaving. It takes the total installed base to 1.8 million.
The operator confirmed all of its customers have now been migrated to YouView from the former Vision TV platform.
“As CCS Insight predicted, the two consumer units of BT and EE have finally come together,” observed Paolo Pescatore, Director, Multiplay and Media, CCS Insight. “This makes perfect sense, will be far stronger moving forward and will realise significant cost savings. However, we still expect the company to continue with its multi brand approach.
Overall profits fell by over 40 per cent in the continuing fallout of the accounting acandal in its Italian operations. BT was forced to payout £225 million to Deutsche Telekom and Orange as part of the EE sale agreement.