BT is marking the tenth anniversary of its Openreach by naming Clive Selley, CEO of BT technology, service and operations, as incoming Openreach CEO – replacing Joe Garner who is set to depart for Nationwide Building Society.
A specialist in network technology and digital infrastructure Selley has overseen BT’s roll out of fibre broadband which has seen network speeds double since 2012.
Selley said: “The huge investment it [Openreach] has made over the past decade has made the UK a broadband leader, and we need to build on those foundations by deploying fibre to further communities and by rolling out ultrafast broadband.
“Openreach is at the heart of the UK economy with our open access network underpinning a ferociously competitive broadband market. That has benefited consumers and businesses greatly.”
Openreach operates as an arms-length subsidiary of BT and is responsible for the maintenance, management and upgrade of phone and broadband connections running from exchanges to people’s homes and businesses.