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Invest in Openreach by buying BT Communications shares in just a few minutes.

Openreach is the company that maintains telephone cables, ducts, cabinets and exchanges across the UK. It is a division of BT, but manages the broadband and telephone connection for almost every home in the UK, even rival operators.

It’s possible to invest in Openreach, but as it’s owned by BT, you’d need to buy BT shares.

What companies does BT own?

As well as Openreach, BT owns:

  • BT Consumer — this includes BT Broadband, BT Superfast Fibre, BT TV, BT Sport, BT Mobile and BT Wi-Fi
  • BT Business and Public Sector
  • BT Global Services
  • BT Wholesale and Ventures
  • Plusnet
  • EE

This means that if you choose to invest in Openreach by buying shares in BT, then you’ll be investing in the other brands that it owns as well. It’s worth doing the research into what some of BT’s main brands are getting up to, as well as Openreach.

Can I buy Openreach shares?

While you can't invest directly in Openreach, you can buy BT Communications shares, which is the company that owns Openreach. BT Communications is listed on the LSE with stock code BT-A.LSE the current share price is 185p (25 minute delay).

Openreach is owned by BT Communications (BT-A) a leading N/A business based in the UK. It opened the day at 180.35p, after a previous close of 179.6p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 178.35p to a high of 185p. The latest price was 185p (25 minute delay). Openreach (BT-A) is listed on the LSE and employs 99700 staff. All prices are listed in Pence sterling.

How to buy shares in Openreach

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  2. Open your account. You’ll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You’ll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: BT.A in this case.
  5. Research Openreach (BT Communications) shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Openreach (BT Communications) shares. It's that simple.

Information last updated 2022-05-18.
Open180.35pPrevious close179.6p
High185pChange5.4p
Low178.35pChange %3.0067%
Close185pTimestamp2022-05-20
Volume19420222GMT offset0
IndustryTelecom ServicesCurrency symbolp
CodeBT-ACountry nameUK
TypeCommon StockCountry ISOUK
NameBT Group plcISINGB0030913577
ExchangeLSECUSIPN/A
Currency codeGBXSectorCommunication Services
Currency namePence sterlingFull-time employees99700

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Why invest in Openreach?

For the most part, if you’re reading this article while connected to home broadband, the chances are that Openreach maintains the technology that allows you to access it. There are some rival companies that don’t use Openreach, including Virgin Media. Openreach is in the process of connecting more properties to FTTP, with an aim to have connected 15 million by 2025.

BT dates back to 1846. It became independent of the Post Office in 1981. It’s a part of the FTSE 100 index.

An overview of BT Communications the parent company of Openreach

BT Group plc provides communications products and services in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific. It operates through Consumer, Enterprise, Global, and Openreach segments. The Consumer segment offers landline, mobile, broadband, and TV services under the BT, EE, and Plusnet brands. The Enterprise segment provides network solutions to communications providers; and sells communications and IT services to businesses and public sector organizations. Its services include fixed voice, mobile, fixed connectivity, and IT services. The Global segment secures and manages network and cloud infrastructure and services for multinational corporations. It also offers voice and data network services, such as managed, security and network, and IT infrastructure services. The Openreach segment provides fixed connectivity access network that connects homes, mobile phone masts, schools, shops, banks, hospitals, libraries, broadcasters, governments, and big and small businesses. This segment also offers last mile, a services over the local access network; and installs and maintains fiber and copper communications networks from exchanges to homes and businesses. BT Group has strategic partnership with Microsoft. The company was formerly known as Newgate Telecommunications Limited and changed its name to BT Group plc in September 2001. BT Group plc was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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