He mentioned after finishing the fibre roll-out, digitising the way in which it labored and simplifying its construction, BT would depend on a a lot smaller workforce and considerably lowered value base by the tip of the 2020s. “New BT Group will likely be a leaner enterprise with a brighter future,” he mentioned on Thursday.
The group’s whole variety of employees would cut back from 130,000 to between 75,000 and 90,000 by its 2030 monetary yr on the newest, it mentioned.
By that point the majority of its full-fibre community construct will likely be accomplished.
Reporting full yr outcomes, Jansen mentioned BT had made good progress whereas navigating an “extraordinary macro-economic backdrop”.
It met market expectations with a 5 per cent rise in full-year adjusted core earnings of seven.9 billion kilos ($10 billion) after development in networks and client offset a decline in enterprise. However free cashflow fell 5 per cent to 1.3 billion kilos, on the decrease finish of its steerage, resulting from elevated money capital expenditure.
Its shares opened down 9 per cent.
The group’s networks arm Openreach had reaffirmed its goal to achieve 25 million premises with full-fibre connections by the tip of 2026, and it deliberate to additional speed up take-up of the ultrafast broadband the traces provided.
It has been investing closely to construct out its fibre community quicker than rival Virgin Media O2 and smaller “alt nets”.
BT mentioned it anticipated to develop each income and core earnings on a professional forma foundation this yr.