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Innovation and the future of wholesale

Mike BygateBy Mike Bygate
Head of business development
EMEA, Latin America & the Caribbean, North America & Southern Europe
BT Global Telecom Markets (GTM)

Times are already challenging for network operators, retail and wholesale, doing their best to serve their customers.  Even more challenges lie ahead. One example is Cloud, or Big Data, putting converged networks at the heart of communications and putting huge traffic volumes on them.

Already a reality, these volumes will continue their massive growth. The obvious solution would be to build big new networks, deploying new technology that offers scalability, flexibility and lower operational costs. But that would mean big investment in a time of limited capital.

So what’s an operator to do to prosper, or indeed survive? [Read more...]

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BT Ethernet Connect brings high performance network services to Brazil and Mexico

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With BT Ethernet Connect, multinational organisations benefit from higher performance and improved security for cloud services and for traffic between their sites in Brazil and Mexico

BT launched Ethernet Connect in Brazil and Mexico, bringing cost effective high bandwidth network services, improved application performance and optimized delivery of cloud services to public and private organizations expanding in those countries.

Ethernet Connect is BT’s family of Ethernet VPN services, which allows for combining different types of connection to build the best possible network for each organisation. BT Ethernet Connect services currently cover more than 40 countries around the world and are expected to reach over 50 countries by the end of this year, including Chile, Colombia and Argentina.

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Grow your enterprise portfolio with unified communications: Add cloud-based conferencing

Many of your corporate and SME customers are on the look-out for new ways of working to make their staffs more efficient. If you can provide a new approach that brings with it cost savings from reduced travel, you’ll help your customers improve their balance sheets, their environmental impact and their employees’ work-life balance.

BT One Conferencing gives you the opportunity to add white-labelled conferencing services from the cloud to your portfolio. Boosting your revenue streams with no upfront costs, these services marketed under your own brand can drive your business forward and help you compete more effectively in your marketplace. [Read more...]

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BT connects Turkish business for a better future

BT announced the successful delivery of milestones in its expansion programme in Turkey during a meeting in Istanbul between its Global Services leadership team, top executives of large local companies and representatives of foreign multinationals investing in the country.

Since the programme was announced in February 2012, BT has launched a number of innovative services in Turkey helping companies optimise their operational efficiency and enabling them to improve collaboration to make better decisions faster. The new services available cover unified communications, IT security, smart call centre solutions and cloud computing.

BT has also established a global Centre of Excellence focused on satellite communications in Istanbul. The Centre already delivers services to leading Turkish companies with network coverage spanning Turkey, Central Asia and North Africa. By adding highly skilled specialists on the ground and by further enhancing its infrastructure and portfolio, BT continues to strengthen its position in the Turkish market.

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Beyond The Cloud: EBTIC workshop on cloud computing technologies

Etisalat BT Innovation Centre (EBTIC) in partnership with Khalifa University is pleased to announce that it is organizing a one-day workshop event on Cloud Computing on 2 October 2012. The event will bring together world-class experts in both industry and academia from all around the world to UAE to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Cloud Computing, identify emerging research topics and discuss key challenges, and define the future of Cloud Computing in UAE and beyond.

EBTIC Cloud Workshop

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