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1 High Speed Broadband Services for Businesses in Northern Ireland Peter Evans, Strategy Director, BT Ireland Brussels – 19 th September 2012

2 © British Telecommunications plc We: Employ 3,000 people. Deliver annual revenues of over 900m. Serve over 60% of the companies listed on the ISEQ. Own and maintain the largest fibre network on the island. Have invested over 140m in past 2 years on network enhancements as an enabler for cloud-based services. Provide outsourced network & IT services for 3 out of the 4 mobile operators in the Republic of Ireland. Run the largest ICT training operation on the island. Run mission critical services for governments across the island e.g. the ECAS (999/112). Have two tier 3 data centres in Ireland. Invest over 940m annually on global research & development - one of our Global Development Centres is located in Belfast. Named largest IT reseller in Ireland (Ranked #1 Irish Computer) Ranked number 2 in Irish Computer for IT services companies in Ireland 13th year as sponsor and organiser of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition Over £1m invested in community projects on the island Connected Communities projects tackling digital exclusion Support the Tyndall Institute and The University of Ulster Principle partner of the Derry~Londonderry UK City of Culture 2013 Over 29% of our employees are volunteers in BT-supported community initiatives We support our communities: A little bit about BT in Ireland….

3 Slide 3 Mar 2009 Dec Mar 2011 Dec Mar 2011 Jan 2011 Northern Irelands Next Generation Broadband Journey Balmoral, Newtownards, Bangor, and Lisburn become the first locations passed by BT Fibre programme (279 cabinets) As part of the multi-million £ partnership BT fibre enables all Derry City cabinets (110 cabinets) 1,265 cabinets across 169 exchange areas by April 2011 Additional 23 cabinets in rural areas Feb 2011 BT partners with DETI on Next Generation Broadband Project (£51M) BT announces NGB fibre investment, as part of £2.5bn UK-wide project Fibre contract awarded through NI Broadband Fund, includes investment by BT BT becomes first partner of Derry~ Londonderry UK City of Culture 2013 BT accelerates its NI rollout of NGB Fibre, as part of £2.5bn UK wide project 90% of Northern Ireland premises connected to a fibre cabinet by March 2012 (783 cabinets)

4 Super-connecting the Region.... Schools, colleges & Universities Private Sector – businesses large and small Health organisations Street Wardens Blue Light Communities Mobile Care Workers Home Workers Enterprise Zones Local Authority Age Inclusion Digital education services centred around schools but extended to parent-participation and all citizens Digital education services centred around schools but extended to parent-participation and all citizens Enable and increase e-health services Putting more services online which can save money and raise service levels Improve home working capability Enable businesses to thrive and grow Enable businesses to thrive and grow Connected communities Reduce crime through improved security management systems Reduce crime through improved security management systems

5 Slide 5 Some Examples of how High Speed Broadband is helping Northern Ireland businesses to compete.... Tommy Leckey, Photographer, Killough Fibre has provided me with a faster, better service and the ability to send many files simultaneously has really helped me out. It has revolutionised my business and allowed me to utilise different software packages that I couldn't previously take advantage of due to poor download speeds - this isn't a problem anymore! We use superfast broadband for multiple purposes - free wifi for guests, the cash tills work on EPOS technology enabling data/pricing changes to be made quickly and the CCTV is carried over broadband for remote monitoring. It gives great peace of mind and enables us to deliver better service to our customers. We have even seen an increase in website enquiries from all over the world. Olga Walls, Derg Arms, Castlederg Having fibre broadband means significant savings for us. We really need the speed for rich media, such as hosting Video calls with colleagues in GB. We also use the fibre broadband as resilience for our cloud applications. I only wish wed had this capability years ago... Brian Law, FP McCann, Maghera

6 Slide 6 Some more examples.... Geoffrey Simpson - Viewback Antiques and Auctions, Omagh Im half way up a mountain but even so I am getting a much better speed since I installed fibre broadband. It has allowed me to create a live internet bidding service, so that when we hold auctions we have people from all over the UK, the US, Australia and even China taking part. Our website averages 150,000 hits a day recently, so we have to have the bandwidth to handle that demand. Fibre broadband has made a significant difference to my business. Yes, speed is the obvious benefit, it cannot be underestimated, we are based in a rural location and faster broadband has increased the efficiency of my business when buying, selling and invoicing all over Europe We will never return to standard broadband. Our traditional draper / gift shop business, operating since 1935, has grown since we launched our giftwareireland.com website. I got fibre broadband last year and couldnt contemplate going back to lower speeds. Our sites are now open 24 hours and available worldwide – I even get orders on Christmas Day. We ship Titanic mugs to Belgium and turf crosses to Korea – all from the office in the shop. Terry Kelly - Container Sales NI, Sixmilecross, Tyrone R&J Hillis - giftwareireland.com, Portrush

7 Slide 7 Video Testimonials

8 Slide 8 Thank You ! Questions ?


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