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UK's BT expects a lot of interest in fibre JV plan -CEO

LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) - Britain’s BT expects to get a lot of inbound inquiries on its fibre build after it said it was open to working with a joint venture partner to extend its network by an additional 5 million premises, its chief executive said.

Philip Jansen told reporters the group planned to offer partners a balanced build, with 1.5 million premises in rural locations. He added that BT was in early discussions with a number of partners about selling a stake in its broadcasting arm BT Sport. (Reporting by Paul Sandle; writing by Kate Holton; editing by Sarah Young)

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