BT recognised in Asia Pacific
BT is recognised in Gartner’s 2014 Critical Capabilities for Asia-Pacific Network Providers report
BT has been recognised by Gartner, Inc. in its Critical Capabilities for Asia/Pacific Network Providers report released on 30 June 2014, which evaluated 13 vendors against four critical capabilities - Managed MPLS VPN, Ethernet Services, Internet Access and Managed WAN Optimisation/APM.
These capabilities were measured in four different use cases - Regional Network in Asia, Extended Domestic Network Coverage, High Capacity Networks and Low-Latency Networks. BT scored highly in the Regional Network in Asia Use Case, and Extended Domestic Network Coverage Use Case, reflecting 2 out of the 4 use cases.
According to Gartner, “the needs of MNCs operating in Asia Pacific are evolving with the changing trends. While the majority, typically, require international connectivity to all the major markets, the very large MNCs now require deep domestic connectivity in emerging markets such as China and India where they have large or rapidly expanding operations. They are also seeking growth in new emerging markets such as Cambodia and Myanmar or Pakistan and Bangladesh.”
Gartner recommends that in such a context, users should “select a provider that can offer superior connectivity into emerging markets through MPLS interconnections with local carriers, good service and support, and experience in supporting large and highly distributed networks.”
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- Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Asia/Pacific Network Providers, Chee Eng, Kenshi Tazaki, Vincent Fu, Bjarne Munch , June 2014
BT has definitely come a long way in the Asia Pacific region. We believe that we have attained a leadership position in such an important report and this comes less than six months after we were positioned as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers. We believe that Gartner’s recognition is a true testament of our strengthened infrastructure and capabilities in the Asia Pacific region and our commitment to helping our customers succeed in their regional growth journeys.”
-Kevin Taylor, President, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (AMEA), BT Global Services
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