British Telecoms invests in new services across ‘AMEA’

Kevin Taylor, president, BT Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Kevin Taylor, president, BT Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

BT has announced new cloud services aimed at supporting the expansion plans of its customers in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (AMEA).

The company has introduced BT One Cloud Cisco, a platform that features full Unified Communications capabilities and BT One Cloud Lync, fully-managed private cloud service with enterprise telephony and video with the standard feature set of presence, IM and conferencing in a single, unified platform. Both services are available to customers on a pay per user basis.

BT is also launching its Cloud Connect program across AMEA. Customers across the region will now be able to connect directly through BT’s network to various other software-as-a-service providers and to more than 200 third- party data centres around the world. The Cloud Connect program also provides direct connections to BT’s own cloud services, including collaboration and unified communications, IT services and contact management. This reduces costs and speeds up delivery.

Kevin Taylor, president, BT Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, said: “We are proud to see our customers leverage the investments we have made in the AMEA region in the last few years. These have included improved network infrastructure, an enhanced product portfolio, strengthened field services, customer showcases and the establishment of service centres in the region. In the first half of this financial year, we have grown our revenue across the region by more than 10% and have doubled the value of our new orders compared with the same period last year. We are committed to continue building a healthier business and are continuing to invest in innovative solutions that customers will deploy and combine to deliver stunning business outcomes.“