Telecom Lead India: BT said it would hire around 600 software development engineers at its new global development center (GDC) in Bangalore, India.
The new development center will enhance BT’s ability to deliver service to its customers and support its expansion in high growth regions. The hiring of new resources will be in the next 18 months.
The GDC is part of BT’s recently announced investment and diversification plan into the Asia Pacific region.
The new facility joins BT’s global network of development centers in Ipswich (Adastral Park), Belfast, Cardiff and Glasgow in the UK and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
BT on Friday said collaboration technology enables Bangalore teams to work with service design colleagues in the UK on the development, upgrades, migration and architecting of IT services.
Ian Livingston, chief executive officer, BT Group, said: “BT’s future is in delivering new services to its customers through a combination of global reach and local touch.”
In March 2013, BT announced its new global shared service facility in Kuala Lumpur.
The Kuala Lumpur facility has two centers — global development center (GDC) and contract delivery shared service center (CDSS). BT has eight other GDC’s, which provides innovation and development of ICT solutions around the world.
CDSS support the company’s managed network IT services contracts with its largest multinational customers. The company will be in-sourcing key projects to staff in Malaysia in the new global shared service facility.