Press release: Jabil selects BT to standardize global networked IT services

DC14-133 (1 April 2014)

BT signs seven-year contract with Jabil for outsourcing of managed network services

BT today announced that is has signed a seven-year contract with Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL) for the outsourcing of managed network services, including wide area and local area networks, mobility, security, voice, and telephony infrastructure and collaboration services. Jabil, a global leader in Electronic Manufacturing Systems (EMS), partners with some of the world’s top brands to design, build and deliver products to market.

Under the terms of the contract, Jabil will leverage the BT Connect portfolio of network services to standardize its global architecture across 25 countries and 112 locations, spanning the US, Latin America, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Jabil will also use BT One products and services to create a unified communications ecosystem for better global collaboration among its 175,000 employees as well as with customers and suppliers. BT Assure services will add gateway security and resilience around the world, protecting the Jabil brand, employees and their customers. In addition, BT will help deliver on Jabil’s architectural vision for consolidation of suppliers, reduced complexities and consistency of service model to streamline operational processes and achieve cost reduction targets.

Luis Alvarez, CEO of BT Global Services, said: “Jabil faces opportunities and challenges similar to those of other global companies. It needs to contain costs just as it requires a flexible, scalable and secure communication network that enables employees, customers and partners to work better together. BT has deep expertise in the global manufacturing sector and understands how to connect and manage critical communications in a secure environment. We are very proud to be able to put this expertise at the service of company such as Jabil.”

Many of the world’s top brands trust Jabil to provide efficient, affordable and secure services. We expect the same from our networking and communications partner, which is one of the reasons we chose BT. They have the agility and scalability to support our rapidly growing business in regions like Asia with their large footprint and depth of professional services. BT also has the familiarity and expertise to support global manufacturing operations.”
- Gary Cantrell, CIO at Jabil

About Jabil

Jabil is an electronic product solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design and manufacturing product management services to global electronics and technology companies. Offering complete product supply chain management from facilities in 24 countries (excluding the AMS discontinued operations), Jabil provides comprehensive, individualized-focused solutions to customers in a broad range of industries. Jabil common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol, "JBL". Further information is available on Jabil's website:

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 2013, BT Group’s reported revenue was £18,103m with reported profit before taxation of £2,315m.

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.

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