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Press release: BT Global Services receives highest score in 2 out of 4 use cases in Gartner’s 2015 report on critical capabilities for network services in Asia-Pacific

DC15-377 (13 August 2015)

BT Global Services has received highest scores in two out of four use cases by Gartner, Inc. in its Critical Capabilities Report for Network Services in Asia Pacific.

BT Global Services has received highest scores in two out of four use cases by Gartner, Inc. in its Critical Capabilities Report for Network Services in Asia Pacific. The report evaluates 14 providers against four critical capabilities with four different use cases measurements, including regional network, extended domestic network, low-latency network and high-capacity network.

BT achieved the highest scores for regional network and extended domestic network, reflecting two of the four use cases.

According to Gartner, “IP VPN is the service of choice for multinational corporations (MNCs). However, demand is growing for high-capacity services for content distribution to Asia/Pacific's very large consumer market and low-latency services for financial trading and the banking sector. MNCs that have large operations in big emerging markets, such as China and India, want international providers to extend their coverage into these markets, either through MPLS interconnections or Internet VPNs, as well as provide managed customer premises equipment (CPE) services.”

Gartner recommends that on such occasions network architects in MNCs should “select a provider that offers superior connectivity not only to, but inside emerging markets through MPLS interconnections with local carriers, a track record for good service and support and experience supporting large and highly distributed networks.”

Kevin Taylor, president, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (AMEA), BT Global Services, said: “I believe our scores in the report show BT’s clear market leadership in Asia Pacific. We feel this can be accredited to our highly reliable network with excellent regional coverage, high-quality service and a comprehensive portfolio of solutions tailored for the needs of different industries. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary in Asia, I’m delighted that our continued investment in the region and our global networked IT capabilities are being recognised in this latest report.’

About the Critical Capabilities for Asia/Pacific Network Providers report

Gartner’s 2015 Critical Capabilities for Asia/Pacific Network Providers report evaluates 14 vendors against four critical capabilities with varying weightings- Managed MPLS VPN, Ethernet Services, Internet Access and Managed WAN Optimisation/Application Performance Management. These capabilities are also measured in four different use cases - Regional Network in Asia, Extended Domestic Network Coverage, High Capacity Networks and Low-Latency Networks.

About BT

BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It 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 customer-facing lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2015, BT Group’s reported revenue was £17,979m with reported profit before taxation of £2,645m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

For more information, visit www.btplc.com.

To view the full report, click here.

*Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Network Services, Asia/Pacific, To Chee Eng, Kenshi Tazaki, Vincent Fu, Bjarne Munch, 27 July 2015

For further information

Ines Chin, Head of PR & Corporate Relations, Asia Pacific, BT Global Services
Tel: +852 2532-3647
Email: ines.chin@bt.com