Arcelor Mittal selects BT as global network service provider

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New Delhi, Oct 10 (UNI) Arcelor Mittal, world's largest steelmaker, today appointed British Telecom (BT) as its global network service provider for three years.

The contract worth 20 million euros will cover wide area network-services in over 40 countries and across more than 700 sites including West and Eastern Europe, the US, Africa and Asia.

Under the contract, BT will have the right for first and last refusal for any additional sites to be added to the network. It also paves the way for BT and ArcelorMittal to work together to deliver other networked IT services, such as hosted IP Telephony (VoIP) and LAN (Local Area Network) services.

BT will connect Arcelor Mittal's sites across the world with a highly resilient IP network, thus providing the company with the foundations to run its current and future global information systems.

''We are very pleased that ArcelorMittal has chosen BT as global partner for WAN-services. We were able to offer a smart solution, providing high flexibility to change bandwidth or classes of service to swiftly adapt to changing business and application requirements,'' BT Benelux Chief Executive Officer Michel De Coster said.


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