BT bags $156 million worth framework contracts from European Parliament

Telecom services provider BT has bagged two framework
contracts worth up to $156 million from the European Parliament.


The five year contracts cover networked IT services,
including the supply of network equipment and applications as well as all
associated professional services for the European Parliament’s
telecommunications infrastructure and systems.


BT will function as the sole supplier to the Parliament
for related professional services such as systems integration, maintenance,
training and reporting.


BT said
in a press release that service delivery will take place at the European
Parliament’s three main sites in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg.


The contracts address the needs of the European
Parliament for high performance networked IT services in areas such as IP
telephony, unified communications, videoconferencing, telepresence, security
and internet access. They cover the supply of network equipment and
applications, including intelligent switches, routers and broadband


“BT put together a competitive and strong offering
which really stood out. Their highly-skilled integration experts and a vendor
agnostic approach should enable us to implement all communication
infrastructures and services according to our Call for Tender specifications,”
said a representative for the European Parliament.


With the new contracts, BT strengthens its position in
the global government sector and with European Union (EU) institutions in
particular. BT already holds an inter-institutional contract with the EU for wide
area network (WAN) services and provides multiple institutions with internet
access as well as highly skilled consultancy through its professional services


“Our extensive portfolio of services and our
professional services capabilities were instrumental in winning these deals.
Our consultancy and systems integration expertise is increasingly recognized in
the industry,” said Luis Alvarez, president, EMEA & Latin America, BT Global Services.


BT and Orange Business Services joined hands for a commercial service to allow
each other’s video exchange customers to participate in telepresence meetings
with one another. The global partnership will allow BT and Orange to help
telepresence users reach more partners, suppliers, customers and business
prospects at public and private end-points across their networks.


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