BT Selected as Sabmiller's Network and Telecommunications Partner
BT will provide and manage the company's communications and networked IT Services needs in Latin America (Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras and Panama), Europe (UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Romania, & Hungary) and global connectivity services into North America, South Africa, and Hong Kong.
SABMiller is one of the world's largest brewers with brewing interests and distribution agreements across six continents. The company owns more than 200 brands including international premium brands Grolsch, Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Pilsner Urquell and leading regional brands such as Aguila (Colombia), Castle (Africa), Miller Lite (USA), Snow (China) and Tyskie (Poland). SABMiller is also one of the largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products in the world. Their markets range from developed economies such as the USA to fast-growing developing markets such as China and India.
BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of managed networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services.
The deal was concluded by BT Business with support from BT Global Services. Luis Alvarez, President EMEA and Latin America, BT Global Services said: "SABMiller is a growing global brand that reaches the lives of hundreds of millions of people worldwide. BT aims to help SABMiller achieve its goals by ensuring that the company's communications are amongst the best in the world. The initial agreement for provision of network and telecoms services is further proof that BT is delivering world class communications services on every continent."
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BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to our customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.
In the year ended 31 March 2008, BT Group plc's revenue was £20,704 million with profit before taxation and specific items of £2,506 million.
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