BT in US$650m deal with P&G


12 Jun 2008

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Under the five-year contract, BT will provide and manage P&G’s local and wide area network infrastructure across over 1,100 locations in more than 82 countries, including Ireland. In addition, BT will migrate these services to a state-of-the-art, high-speed, IP-based global MPLS (multiprotocol label switching) infrastructure. BT will also provide and manage perimeter security and firewall […]

Under the five-year contract, BT will provide and manage P&G’s local and wide area network infrastructure across over 1,100 locations in more than 82 countries, including Ireland.

In addition, BT will migrate these services to a state-of-the-art, high-speed, IP-based global MPLS (multiprotocol label switching) infrastructure. BT will also provide and manage perimeter security and firewall services, conferencing, remote access, voice and IP telephony services and internet services to support P&G’s IT requirements.

“We are looking forward to partnering with BT. We are confident they can bring world-class innovation to transform our network and our business,” said Jim Fortner, director of workplace and infrastructure solutions, P&G.

“We’re delighted to deliver and manage a broad portfolio of IT services that will serve P&G today and in the future,” stated François Barrault, CEO, BT Global Services. “This announcement further underpins BT’s commitment to being an innovator focused on addressing the needs of global businesses.”

By Niall Byrne