BT extends partnership with Glencore

BT today announced a contract with Glencore, one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies, to build and manage Glencore’s new global core network across Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

The consolidated infrastructure will allow all employees to work together more effectively in more than 50 countries by improving access to critical business applications for the marketing and mining of natural resources. BT will also provide a range of collaboration services, including voice, audio conferencing and contact centre services.

Cyril Reol, global chief information officer, Glencore said, “We opted for BT because of its global presence and the quality of its services, giving us the ability to be creative and innovative in the way we leverage technology to meet these challenges. The fact that BT has proven to be a reliable and trusted partner over many years reinforces our confidence that we will achieve reliable and successful results from this ambitious project.”

Corrado Sciolla, president Europe, BT Global Services said, “We are very proud to have been asked to further support Glencore’s growth by consolidating its various networks and integrating its communications services so that its global workforce can collaborate more effectively. The consolidated infrastructure will allow Glencore’s IT teams to orchestrate technology assets in a way that meets the company’s competitive ambitions.”

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