Nexans chooses BT to upscale IT and telecommunications infrastructure to support its global operations

Working as a single worldwide partner, BT will support Nexans with seamless network services as it prepares to manage the transition towards cloud computing across a global organisation.

BT is an existing long term partner of Nexans. A key aspect of this renewed collaboration is to make the optimum use of Nexans’ existing network capacity. This will include maintaining MPLS (Multi Protocol Label Switching) services for business critical applications such as SAP, Ortems, Biztalk, Exchange, Sharepoint while deploying cost effective Internet connections for less critical applications such as Internet browsing and security patches download.

The new contract between Nexans and BT incorporates rigorous Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to ensure that the recreated network infrastructure delivers all its targets for availability, reliability and optimised TCO (total cost of ownership).

Both Nexans and BT are implementing regional teams to support a true ‘follow the sun’ service. To ensure full adherence to the contract terms, Nexans Corporate IT and Purchasing combined resources to manage delivery and performance.

‘Commitment on a shared vision, responsibility, and risk to create continuous and measurable added value makes BT one of our major partners for the future, as part of our selective key supplier’s management program,’ said Fabrice Picardi, deputy corporate purchasing VP of Nexans.

‘This five year contract is a major commitment by Nexans that represents a significant milestone in the development of our IT and telephony infrastructure and we believe that by aligning with BT as a single worldwide partner we are ready to meet all the challenges presented by cloud computing and IP telephony,’ said Konstantinos Voyiatzis, corporate vice president, information systems of Nexans. ‘Strengthening our network infrastructure means that Nexans will be even better prepared to be truly responsive to the changing needs of our global customers as well as running our business effectively and with maximum cost efficiency.’

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