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News article · 03 Nov 2020

BT concludes the sale of its domestic operations in France to Computacenter

Transaction furthers BT’s transformation of its Global unit.

BT announced it has concluded the sale of its domestic operations in France to Computacenter, announced on July 16, 2020. The transaction is part of BT’s ongoing transformation of its Global unit and will deliver continuity and growth opportunities for customers and employees in the country.

BT will retain a strong presence in France with offices in Paris, access points to its global network, strong security consultancy practice and a cyber security operations centre. The BT team in France will focus on delivering next-generation networking, cloud and security services to multinational customers, including more than 60 customers headquartered in France.

BT and Computacenter also entered into a partnership agreement in France, ensuring continuity for existing customers and future growth opportunities.

Operations within the scope of the transaction delivered revenue of
c.£104m (c.€118m) to BT in fiscal year 2018/19.

Bas Burger, CEO of Global, BT, said: “We are delighted to conclude this transaction with Computacenter as it represents a new milestone in the delivery of our strategy and our ambition to become a more agile and focused business. As one of the world’s economic leaders, France is a key market for BT. We remain committed to supporting our global customers in France to meet their connectivity, cloud and security needs.”

For further information

Aleksander Straunik, Head of External Relations, Global.