UK telecommunications operator BT announced that it is further improving its reach into Russia through a new network interconnection agreement with Russia’s national operator, Rostelecom.
The agreement will significantly improve BT’s ability to serve its corporate customers across all regions of Russia with its BT Connect portfolio of intelligent network services. BT Connect underpins mission critical applications for leading enterprises from various industry sectors including financial services, manufacturing, logistics, pharmaceutical and the oil/gas industries.
BT already serves around 400 large organisations in Russia, including many of the world’s leading global multinationals with operations in the country. Many local and international financial service providers rely on BT’s network to connect to the BT Radianz Cloud, the world’s largest cloud based platform serving the needs of the financial services sector. Rostelecom’s national network consists of approximately 500,000 km of backbone infrastructure, providing services to approximately 43 million residential and enterprise customers.
Luis Alvarez, BT president, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Latin America, said: “While the global economy is more unbalanced than ever, a growing number of multinational companies are expanding in Russia, including in the financial services sector. The success of that expansion relies heavily on the ability to adapt instantaneously to changing market conditions. High performance, fully secure networked IT services are absolutely key to that ability and BT is already a global leader in delivering such services.”
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