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BT again positioned by Gartner in leaders quadrant for latest global network service providers magic quadrant

Lehdistötiedote   •   Huhti 09, 2013 11:36 EEST

BT also rated as “outstanding” in overall product viability in Gartner’s new Critical Capabilities report for Pan-European network services

Four months after having been positioned in the leaders quadrant for Gartner’s Asia-Pacific Network Service Providers Magic Quadrant[1], BT is positioned in the leaders quadrant for the Global Network Service Providers Magic Quadrant[2] for the ninth time.

According to Gartner, Leaders have a full portfolio of voice and data products, coupled with above-average service and support, wide global coverage, and competitive pricing. They have a strong vision that includes adopting more information and communication technology (ICT) capabilities, which is a strategy they articulate clearly and openly.

BT Global Services was also rated by Gartner as “outstanding” for overall product viability in its new Critical Capabilities report for Pan-European network services[3]. The report evaluates 13 vendors, including BT Global Services, against seven critical product capabilities: managed MPLS VPNs, Ethernet Services, managed Internet VPNs & hybrid IP WANs, Internet Access, SIP trunking & TDM voice trunks, managed WAN optimisation & application performance management, managed LAN & WAN.

Luis Alvarez, CEO BT Global Services said: “We believe both reports again confirm BT as a global and pan-European leader for its vision and ability to deliver network services. They come on the heels of the Asia-Pacific Network Service Providers Magic Quadrant, and we see the combination as a reflection of the global success of our BT Connect portfolio of intelligent network services. In my view, those reports recognise strengths of our network strategy in Europe, Asia-Pacific and all around the world, including in the key growing economies. Our customers will also see them as a testimonial to the enhancements and innovation we keep bringing to our portfolio, including unified communications, contact centres, WAN optimization and acceleration, security, and cloud-based services. In particular, we are convinced that these latest reports confirm that BT has one of the best-developed roadmaps of networking services to support enterprises' cloud strategies. Many of the best-known global brands benefit from our strong focus on key industry sectors and helping them succeed is what motivates us to be a better partner every day. They clearly see us as the best option to support them all around the world and we thank them for their support.”

To view and download the reports, please visit:
·Critical Capabilities for Pan-European Network Services/ G00239841
·Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers/ G00239842

[1] Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Asia/Pacific Network Service Providers, To Chee Eng, et al, November 28, 2012.

[2] Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers, Neil Rickard, Robert F. Mason, March 26, 2013.  

[3] Gartner, Inc., Critical Capabilities for Pan-European Network Services, Neil Rickard, Katja Ruud, March 26, 2013.

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Esittelyssä BT
BT on yksi maailman johtavista tietoliikennepalveluiden ja -ratkaisujen tuottajista. Se palvelee asiakkaita yli 170 maassa. Se keskittyy tuottamaan globaaleja verkkopohjaisia IT-palveluita, kuten paikallisia, valtakunnanlaajuisia ja kansainvälisiä tietoliikennepalveluita asiakkaidensa käyttöön kodeissa, työpaikoilla tai liikkeellä oltaessa, laajakaista- ja Internet-tuotteita sekä palveluita ja yhdistettyjä kiinteän ja mobiilin verkon tuotteita ja palveluita. BT koostuu lähinnä neljästä liiketoimintaryhmästä: BT Global Services, BT Retail, BT Wholesale ja Openreach.

31.3.2012 päättyneenä tilivuotena BT Groupin liikevaihto oli 18 897 miljoonaa puntaa. Liikevoitto ennen veroja oli 2 445 miljoonaa puntaa.

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