Nestlé extends global services deal with BT

Food giant Nestlé has extended its global services agreement with BT to develop and manage its global wide area network services for another three years.
The contract is designed to manage a global virtual private network using multi-protocol label switching services connecting more than 1,000 sites worldwide.
This includes multimedia voice and video running across the network as well as the roll-out of managed audio conferencing services.
The agreement also covers the management of secure inbound and outbound internet traffic using BT’s Managed Firewall service.

A flexible and innovative global service level agreement jointly developed by BT and Nestlé would support the requirements of the contract across all services, the two companies said.
François Barrault, CEO BT Global Services, said, “This contract will mark more than 15 years of relationship with Nestlé, initiated through BT Infonet.

“It demonstrates Nestlé’s ongoing confidence in BT’s commitment to deliver service improvements and a wide range of additional capabilities.
“This is a further validation of our strategy aimed at delivering high value and strong alignment between BT and its global customers.”

In November 2004 BT bought Infonet Services for £520m. Infonet operated in more than 70 countries and supplied services such as virtual private networks and ATM (asynchronous transfer mode), to thousands of multinational companies, including Nestlé.

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