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Beyond your device: Control, Connect, Experience

               Beyond your device: Control, Connect, Experience

BT launches integrated solution for large scale "Bring Your Own Device"
deployments

PR Newswire

IRVING, Texas, June 10, 2013

IRVING, Texas, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BT announced today a set of
solutions designed to help organizations reap the productivity gains promised
by BYOD. BT's integrated approach is designed to help CIOs deploy smart
devices on a large scale while improving end-user experience.

Recent research(1) reveals that exponential growth in the use of smart devices
has led to significant and increased demand for bandwidth and services. As a
consequence, a majority of users suffer from login delays and a performance
decline in some applications, which impacts negatively the productivity gains
promised by smart devices. This research reveals that ubiquitous Wi-Fi access
over a better network is key to the development of BYOD. It also highlights
overwhelming positivity among IT managers who believe that adopting a BYOD
policy confers a competitive advantage.

BT's BYOD approach provides the control, connect and experience features at
the core of successful BYOD strategies. It leverages market-leading
capabilities from the BT Connect portfolio of networking solutions and the BT
Assure portfolio of security services and is supported by BT Advise
professional services offerings.

A number of new services, products and features are being launched today,
completing BT's BYOD solution, including:

  oBT Advise BYOD Ready Infrastructure Quick Start: a new professional
    services offer, assessing organizations' readiness and the impact of
    requirements on their WAN and LAN.
  oBT Advise BYOD Quick Start: a new professional services offer helping
    customers quickly identify the steps needed to minimize potential risks
    and assess how prepared an organization is for the strategic introduction
    of smart devices and BYOD, from policy to implementation.
  oA suite of integrated solutions for CIOs:

       oNew wireless LAN capabilities, including enhancement management,
         policy control and reporting. This includes enhanced guest Wi-Fi
         services giving CIOs greater visibility and control of guests,
         including their location, allowing for customized content delivery
         across company premises.
       oA new cloud based device management & mobile application management
         service, managing content and apps for users.
       oA new MobileXpress package offering secure remote access delivered
         from the Cloud from £5 per user/month.
       oConnect Intelligence for devices, a new service that gives central
         visibility of applications running on smart devices.

Neil Sutton, VP Global Portfolio, BT Global Services said: "Through our recent
research surveying IT managers and users working in major companies all around
the world, it has become very clear that BYOD productivity gains are only
reaped if network services can cope securely with the extra load. Great
devices require better networks. We are ideally placed to provide the
intelligent network solutions to meet those needs. Our wireless solutions and
our identity and access control policy platform are designed to provide a
seamless user experience whilst implementing compliant and enhanced
infrastructure security, all from a centralized point. Our wireless solutions
allow organizations to give that connectivity to their own customers and to
personalize their experience thanks to our identity and location management
solutions. We now offer a great value proposition to our customers, with an
integrated mix of fixed and mobile services, a strong professional services
wrap and proven security features and we offer that in a cost effective way.
During the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we showed our ability to
deliver very large scale projects combining all of those elements and we are
now determined to put that expertise at the service of companies all over the
world."

More information on: www.bt.com/beyondyourdevice

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About BT

BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and
solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal
activities include the provision of 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. BT consists
principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Retail, BT
Wholesale and Openreach.

In the year ended 31 March 2013, BT Group's revenue was £18,017m with profit
before taxation of £2,501m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group
plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT
Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

For more information, visit www.btplc.com

(1) BYOD research undertaken by Vanson Bourne for BT and Cisco in May 2013 -
www.bt.com/beyondyourdevice



SOURCE BT

Website: http://www.bt.com/beyondyourdevice
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