Thursday, December 3, 2009

BP awards global communications contract to T-Systems

ROCHESTER HILLS, USA: T-Systems, the business solutions arm of Deutsche Telekom, has secured a landmark contract to provide telecommunications services to global energy group, BP plc.

The five-year contract will play a key role in supporting BP's ongoing efficiency program by delivering significant cost savings. Terms are not being disclosed.

T-Systems will transform BP's global telecoms services network, enabling it for next generation voice and data services. In a flexible contract, BP's business units will have the freedom to choose communications services that align with their specific needs and cost base.

The agreement heralds the introduction of a new multi-sourcing model for communications services. The transformation program will simplify BP's existing network, heavily reducing the number of suppliers to remove complexity, significantly lowering the cost of operations and ensuring end-to-end service quality.

In a parallel agreement, Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEN Group) will be providing a global managed service that supports BP's voice requirements, including managed telephone and audio visual services. The two companies have extensive experience working together and enjoy a strong track record of successful collaboration.

Dana Deasy, BP Group CIO, said: "We are looking forward to working with our new strategic partner for BP's telecoms services. Their expertise, new perspective and energy will give BP a significant opportunity to reduce complexity and lower our overall cost base."

"We are proud to have become a key partner for change at BP," said Reinhard Clemens, CEO, T-Systems. "In the current economic climate, it is imperative that ICT providers demonstrate a clear ability to have a positive impact on their clients' business performance. From today, it will be a priority for T-Systems to apply our combination of IT and Telecommunications capabilities to deliver strong business results for BP."

The announcement underlines T-Systems' continued progress toward achieving its goal of becoming the leading Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) provider for global corporations and public institutions.

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