From the desk of Alex Leroux, Head of Wholesale and Channels, AMEA, BT.

We continue to grow our wholesale and channel business rapidly across Asia, Middle East and Africa, where we help our partners both extend the reach of their network and complement their portfolio of products.

Connectivity, Unified Communications & Collaboration and Security have been the main focus of conversation in my meetings with many of you over recent months. In almost all instances not only do you want to know about extending the reach of your service, you also want to know how BT can help you build additional features and value on top of the network. [Read more…]

Message from Matthew Chandler, Head of Sales, Global Wholesale Voice and Roaming, BT.

I am very excited to have taken on this opportunity within the BT team as of February this year.

Having come from an established environment and 8 good years at Colt I have immersed myself very quickly into the BT machine.

During the past few weeks I’ve spent as much time as possible meeting the team, understanding the existing business dynamic, and reaching out to as many key customers as possible.

What is clear to me is that the BT brand within the voice arena is alive and strong, the business is sound, the network is robust and the team have many excellent relationships across the Globe. [Read more…]

Viva and BT launch Global IP Exchange interoperability hub in Bahrain

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Bahrain is the first nation to host a hub providing global IP connectivity to all operators in the Gulf region and Middle East

VIVA Bahrain, the Kingdom’s leading telecommunications services provider, and BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, today announced the launch of Bahrain’s Global IP Exchange (GIPX) interoperability hub.

With the launch of the GIPX hub, VIVA Bahrain delivers hosting and connectivity, whilst providing a new route to market for BT’s Global IP Exchange voice and interoperability services in the region. It will also enable BT to extend its Global IP Exchange footprint to the Middle East.

(Left to right: VIVA CEO Eng. Ulaiyan Al Wetaid, H.E Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation & Telecommunications, and BT Global Services-MENA region MD, Wael El-Kabbany)

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Viva and BT launch Global IP Exchange node in Manama, Bahrain

Extending IP Exchange coverage and capabilities to the Middle East region to enable operators successfully migrate to IP based interconnection, BT and its partner VIVA have launched the new node for BT’s Global IP Exchange network end of March. Located in Manama, this first IP Exchange hub in the region complements the global coverage of similar nodes in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Node launch

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From the desk of Alex Leroux-McCarroll: GTM in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa

Once again it’s been a very busy few months since my last column, and it was great seeing so many of you at Asian Carriers Conference, LTE Asia, and Africacom.

In this issue, you will see a column by Andrew Dodsworth, the new VP of BT Global Telecom Markets (GTM), who talks about some of the changes we’ve made to our organisation to serve you better. In a view to align with the wider BT organisation I’ve extended my scope to the broader Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. [Read more…]