Consumer goods maker Unilever has extended its €1bn outsourcing contract with BT Global Services in a technology refresh deal worth an extra €173m (£144m), BT said.
The new deal will see BT provide Unilever with unified communications, messaging, supply chain, wireless technology and agile working in over 100 countries over the next four years.
The original €1bn contract announced in November 2002 kick-started BT Global Services. It was the first global telecommunications outsource contract undertaken by BT and is one of the world's largest telecommunications outsourcing deals.
The new deal includes the design, management and operation of a secure, fully-integrated end-to-end IT networking infrastructure.
It covers an increasingly integrated platform to deliver data, voice, video and mobility services to around 1,000 sites.
The contract will also help Unilever deliver its new supply chain applications.