BT has announced that it has signed a five-year contract with Proctor and Gamble (P&G) for the provision and management of an integrated portfolio of services in support of P&G’s IT requirements.
The deal, valued at $650m (£332m), will see BT provide and manage local and wide area network infrastructure at around 1,100 P&G locations in more than 80 countries. The company says that BT will migrate these services to a state-of-the-art, high-speed, IP-based global MPLS (multiprotocol label switching) infrastructure.
Perimeter security and firewall services, conferencing, remote access, voice and IP telephony services, and Internet services will also be provided and managed by BT.
It is hoped that the deal will enable P&G to improve efficiency at the company, as well as improve control through a standardised, flexible and future-proof communications infrastructure platform with enhanced service levels to users, the company says.
Francois Barrault, CEO BT Global Services, said: We’re delighted to deliver and manage a broad portfolio of IT services that will serve P&G today and in the future. This announcement further underpins BT’s commitment to being an innovator focused on addressing the needs of global businesses in the Americas.