BT has signed a three-year agreement to provide and operate the international data network for Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEN). The contract covers more than 230 locations of SEN in 45 countries.
The convergent network solution, which is based on BT's MPLS (multiprotocol label switching) technology, will enable SEN to handle its data communications on a single platform and to reduce its networking costs by 30 per cent.
The agreement includes internet connectivity for 10,000 users with BT's MobileXpress solution enabling employees to access the corporate network while being on the road or at home. The management of firewalls and e-mail services is also included in the scope of services.
Guenther Ernst, chief information officer of SEN, said about the cooperation: ''BT has a rich portfolio for monitoring and controlling its services, which allows SEN to stay in control of the performance of the outsourced services at all times.''
Luis Alvarez, president EMEA and Latin America, BT Global Services, said: ''This contract demonstrates that, in addition to the actual networking services, global companies also value security services and solutions for mobile employees.''
The SEN Group is a provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based architectures to unify communications and business applications.