The future of interconnection: Speech by Beatriz Butsana-Sita

How wholesale operators need to evolve and transform to serve the next generation of customers

Speech by Beatriz Butsana-Sita
Managing director, BT Global Telecom Markets (GTM)
At the Global Carrier Community Meeting London 2014

Let me start by telling you about the questions that keep me awake at night.

  • How do I plug the revenue gap that is left from the rapid erosion of my traditional revenues? There’s so much pressure from regulation, competition and the fast pace of technology change. [Read more…]

BT boosts IP exchange platform with new Americas hub

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BT has launched a major IP Exchange hub in the United States to manage rapidly growing network traffic over its IP Exchange platform. BT IP Exchange is the wholesale service platform that enables communications providers to interconnect their networks for IP-based voice, data and signalling, ensuring true interoperability in the IP world.

Located in the U.S., the Americas hub connects the North and South America regions with the global BT IP Exchange network. It brings the functionality of the service closer to carriers, operators and their end customers’ networks. This helps to lower the cost of voice and data transport and improves service quality by reducing interference. [Read more…]

BT launches conferencing services in Latin America

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BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, launched its BT Conferencing services in Latin America, marking further growth in the global collaboration market.

Businesses of all sizes in Latin America can now take advantage of BT Conferencing’s full suite of collaboration tools designed to increase productivity and efficiency, reduce travel costs, and improve the effectiveness of day to day meetings. BT has established a new Customer Service Centre (CSC) in Peru to provide local language support for BT Conferencing in Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish to support the launch of the service. [Read more…]

Update from the desk of Chris Bruce: GTM in Asia Pacific

I’m delighted to be writing to you for the first time in my role as director of international sales and consulting services, BT Global Telecom Markets.  You may already know me as co-chair, Wireless Broadband Alliance, and previously as CEO of BT Openzone. I joined GTM a few months ago as director of BT Advise for Communications; I gave an interview then to the editor of Let’s talk GTM and you can read my bio at the end of this column.

I moved to GTM help you make the most of your business opportunities by making it possible for you to take advantage of BT experience in our home market.

Just recently I took added responsibility for international sales outside Europe and for our Global Indirect Channel (GIC). GTM, GIC and BT Advise serve the same customers so it makes sense to bring the teams together.

I met some of you in December when I travelled to Malaysia and Indonesia.  I plan to return to Asia this spring and see more of you there in your home region. [Read more…]

Business insights with Beatriz: February 2013

By Beatriz Butsana-Sita

Managing director
BT Global Telecom Markets

Since I last wrote to you in this column, BT received an award for Most Innovative Hotspot Venue in the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) Wi-Fi Industry Awards. On behalf of BT, my colleague Chris Bruce accepted the award at the WBA Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Francisco in November.

When Britain hosted the Olympic Games last year, it was the first time ever that Wi-Fi featured at the Olympic Park for spectators.  The nature of the venues required an innovative technical approach. We responded by building the largest high-density wireless network in the world and delivered 100 per cent availability during the entire Games.

Our BT Advise for Communications team can draw on that experience and share it with clients for other major sporting events and infrastructure projects. Our expertise and global track record make us a partner of choice. [Read more…]