SABMiller upgrades IP network


SABMiller upgrades IP network

Karl Flinders

Drinks manufacturer SABMiller has selected T-Systems to supply its global backbone and European network as it integrates its business globally.

Under the five-year contract, T-Systems, which is part of Deutsche Telekom, will provide networking services to 12,000 employees in 13 countries in Europe. It will also supply the global backbone that will connect the company’s businesses on six continents.


SABMiller has brands such as Grolsch, Coors and Peroni.

Peter Brickley, SABMiller global CIO, said this is part of the company’s plan to integrate the global operation. 

“We are globally integrating our business, and as a result we are ensuring our technology is ‘fit for purpose’ and ‘value for money’. We have decided to implement a multi-vendor global data network.”

T-Systems will also supply services around security, telepresence, remote access, IP-VPN and application performance monitoring.

T-Systems will be part of a multi-sourced IT services ecosystem. 

“Our combined IT and telecoms depth of experience coupled with our service integration heritage give us the confidence and skill to optimise collaboration with other partners in the SABMiller supply chain,” said Casper Malig, UK managing director at T-Systems. 






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