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November 22, 2010

BT bags seven-year communication services contract from Italy’s DigitPA

Security services, voice over IP for all calls and videoconferencing via MPLS network

By CBR Staff Writer

BT, a provider of communications offerings and services, has been awarded a seven-year contract by Agency for the Digital Public Administration (DigitPA) in Italy.

Under the agreement, BT will connect more than 340 offices of Italian public administration in 125 countries, provide communication services and manage their global network.

The company will provide security services, voice over IP for all calls and videoconferencing in high resolution via its Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network.

BT said that the connected global offices, mostly belonging to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defence and ICE branches (Institute for International Trade), will be able to access essential IT applications that are centrally held in Rome.

BT Italia vice president Corrado Sciolla said the contract reinforces their position as the preferred global provider of networked IT services for large companies and government organisations.

"In particular, the Italian public administrations will benefit from our government sector expertise and from innovative offerings that will help them meet their challenges and fulfil their missions all around the world," Sciolla said.

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