“This has been a great first quarter and builds on the momentum we have seen gathering for more than a year.
“Revenue grew by 5 per cent in the quarter and earnings per share grew by 251 per cent. We have achieved real international success. We won global networked IT services orders of £2.4 billion in the quarter which takes orders for the last twelve months to a record level of more than £8 billion – a terrific achievement. In the UK, in a highly competitive market, we have launched a number of innovative services such as BT Fusion, a world first that delivers all the benefits of a fixed line from a mobile phone.
“The transformation of the business is delivering real value to our customers and shareholders.”