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BT named leader in Asia Pacific for next-generation Telecoms according to IDC

Latest IDC MarketScape report positions BT Global Services as a leader in Asia Pacific for the fifth year running

Latest IDC MarketScape report positions BT Global Services as a leader in Asia Pacific for the fifth year running

BT today announced it has been named a “leader” for the fifth consecutive year in the IDC MarketScape: Asia Pacific Next-Generation Telcos: Telecom Services 2014-2015 Vendor Assessment*.

Noting BT Global Services’ strategy, capabilities and track record, the IDC report highlights BT’s commitment to the Asia Pacific region through continued investments in networks, services portfolio and people. The report also mentions the continued growth of BTs customer base in the region.

Specifically, IDC highlights BT’s strengths in the following key areas:

  • Continuing to lead in innovation: The report specifically outlines three examples of BT’s recent innovation in Asia Pacific:

    - “Partnering with technology vendors, software providers and customers to deliver innovative solutions such as its BT for Life Science R&D and BT Global Trace platform” 
    -  “Partnering with Tshinghua University in Beijing, China, to create supply chain center of excellence (COE)” 
    -  “Working with a number of global customers to trial network functions deployment based on NFV (Network Functions Virtualisation) approach and will be assessing SDN (Software-defined Networking) -enabled solutions with customers”.
  • Differentiated industry-specific solutions: “BT is also focused on vertical-specific solutions to differentiate itself from its competitors.”
  • Strong professional capabilities: “Professional services capability has been one of BT's key strengths with most of its core services wrapped with professional and consultancy services.”

View the full report.

Latest IDC MarketScape report positions BT Global Services as a leader in Asia Pacific for the fifth year running

*Source: IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Next-Generation Telcos: Telecom Services 2014-2015 Vendor Assessment (Doc# AP246115), October 2014.

Kevin Taylor, President, BT Asia, Middle East & AfricaWe are honoured and very pleased to receive this recognition from IDC. To be named a leader for the fifth consecutive year validates our deep industry expertise in the Asia Pacific region. Our strategy of investing in technology, people and processes continues to help our customers to make the connections they need to succeed in a rapidly moving business world. We will continue to develop and refine our capabilities, collaborate closely with our partners and customers, and launch more innovative services to help our customers maintain their competitive advantages.”
- Kevin Taylor, President, BT Asia, Middle East & Africa

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About BT

BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed/mobile products and services.BT consists principally of five lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2014, BT Group’s reported revenue was £18,287m with reported profit before taxation of £2,312m.

For further information:

BT
Ines Chin
Senior PR & Corporate Relations Manager, Asia Pacific
+852 2532 3647
ines.chin@bt.com