BT bolsters UC cloud services for APAC and MEA customers

BT has launched new cloud services for its customers across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region.

BT One Cloud Cisco is powered by full Unified Communications capabilities, including high-definition (HD) voice, multiparty HD video to improve the impact of virtual meetings, Instant Messaging (IM) and presence, and mobile clients delivered by Cisco Jabber.

BT One Cloud Lync is a fully managed private cloud service with enterprise telephony and video with the standard feature set of presence, IM and conferencing in a single, unified platform, BT said.

Both services are available to customers on a pay per user basis.
BT newAs part of its efforts to strengthen cloud services across AMEA, BT has launched Cloud Connect program that will allow customers to connect directly through BT’s network to various other software-as-a-service providers and to more than 200 third- party data centers around the world.

The Cloud Connect program also provides direct connections to BT’s own cloud services, including collaboration and unified communications, IT services and contact management. This reduces costs and speeds up delivery, the company said.

In a related development, BT also announced the availability of BT for Life Sciences R&D in AMEA. BT for Life Science R&D is the first cloud service designed to enable collaboration within the life sciences industry for increased R&D productivity.  The service is based on the BT Cloud Compute platform and delivered through BT data centers.

AMEA has been the strategic market for BT of late. In the first half of this financial year, BT has grown revenue across this region by more than 10 percent and has doubled the value of their new orders compared to the same period last year, said Kevin Taylor, president, BT Asia Pacific, MEA.

Over the last few months, BT also added new customers such as Genome Institute of Singapore, JABIL, Singapore Airlines, Williams Lea and WorleyParsons, in addition to expanding relationship with existing customers such as Deutsche Post DHL, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.

Rajani Baburajan

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