29Sep, 2015

Bt Wins New Indonesian Telecoms Licence As It Marks 30 Years In Asia


BTBT announced today that it has been awarded the Siskomdat operating licence in Indonesia. The licence enables BTto offer its portfolio of networked IT services and applications directly to customers in Indonesia. Itcomes as BT celebrates its 30th anniversary in the Asia Pacific region, and just afterbeing named Best Managed Services Provider at the 2015 Telecom Asia Awards.

BT is only the second global telecommunications operator to have been awarded the Siskomdat licence. Indonesian companies and multinational firms investing in Indonesia can now further enhance their competitive edge by leveraging BT’s global range of networked IT services.

BT established its Asia Pacific operations in Hong Kong in 1985. Today Hong Kong is the regional headquarters of BT’s operations across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (AMEA). BT supports over 1,000corporate customers from 26 offices across the region.

During the course of 30 years, BT has continuously beeninvestinginto new services and extending the reach and capabilities of its network to help customers succeed.

Most recently, BT launched a new fibre ring in Singapore connecting six third-party data centres with BT’s network, thus enhancing capacity and resilience. More than 28new Ethernet Connect Global Point-of-Presence (PoPs) have also been added to the existing infrastructure over the past six months and additional Internet access points launched in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Japan and South Africa.

BT’s commitment to the region has been widely recognised over the years. In the July, 2015 Critical Capabilities for Network Services Asia/Pacific Report1Gartnerrecognized BT for the second consecutive year. BT received the highest product scoreout of14 evaluated communication service providers in theregional network and extended domestic network use cases, reflecting 2 out of 4 use cases in the report.

BT has also been named Best Managed Services Provider on five occasions at the Telecom Asia Awards, and has won a host of other external recognitionsand accolades.

Kevin Taylor, President, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, BT Global Services said: “BT has come a long way in AMEA during the last 30 years. We’ve been investingin stronger infrastructure and better capabilities. We are, more than ever, committed to helping our customers succeed by reaping the full benefits of global connectivity and of enterprise-grade cloud services. Being awarded the telecoms licence in Indonesia is another exciting step in helpingour customers succeed in AMEA and across the world.”



For further information

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1Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Network Services, Asia/Pacific, July 27, 2015

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 About BT

BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world.  It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of five customer-facing lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2015, BT Group’s reported revenue was £17,979mwith reported profit before taxation of £2,645m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

For more information, visit www.btplc.com.

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