BT again a Leader in the Asia Pacific Next Generation Telecom Services Market According to IDC MarketScape

BT again a Leader in the Asia Pacific Next Generation Telecom Services Market
                         According to IDC MarketScape

For the fourth year running, IDC recognises BT's strategy, capabilities and
momentum in Asia-Pacific

PR Newswire

IRVING, Texas, Dec. 2, 2013

IRVING, Texas, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --BT today announced it has retained
its position as a "leader" in the IDC MarketScape: Asia Pacific
Next-Generation Telcos – ICT Services 2013-2014 Vendor Analysis*.

In the report, IDC underlines BT's commitment to the Asia Pacific region
through continued investments in networks, services portfolio and people, and
recognises how BT is continuing to build its customer base. Specifically, IDC
highlights BT's strengths in the following key areas:

  oDifferentiation through vertical sector knowledge. "BT has expanded the
    number of verticals from the original four to ten verticals as it builds
    its expertise and solution portfolio in each of those verticals. It is a
    leading provider to-date to offer vertical cloud solutions
    highlightingthe success the company is having with its industry tailored
    solutions. It demonstrates thought-leadership and innovation."
  oLeading in the area of innovation. "BT takes the lead in the area of
    innovation with a number of in-region collaboration programs with
    customers, partners and institutions."
  oStrong professional services capabilities critical for large
    transformation deals. "Professional services capability is one of BT's key
    strengths critical for large transformation deals and expanding each year
    to provide deeper first-level professional services engagement with
  oContinuing to build local customer base. "BT has been successful in
    clinching local contracts and Asian-based logos in the recent 1-2 years."

Charles Anderson, Associate VP and Head of Telecoms & Mobility at IDC Asia
Pacific said: "BT has been very committed to continuing to invest and enhance
its capabilities in the region. Over the past 12 months, BT has launched
numerous new offerings and service enhancements to its already broad portfolio
of services in Asia Pacific. All these investments show that BT does not rest
on its laurels but continues to strive for service excellence to better serve
its customers."

Kevin Taylor, President, BT Asia, Middle East & Africa said, "We are very
pleased and honoured to receive this recognition from IDC for the fourth year
in a row. It validates our strategy of investing in technology, people and
processes, and recognises our deep industry expertise in the Asia Pacific
region. We will continue to improve our capabilities, collaborate closely with
our partners and customers, and launch more innovative services to help our
customers maintain their competitive advantages. We are determined to help
them succeed in a rapidly changing world with innovative technology,
best-in-class expertise and great service."

To view the full report:

*Source: IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Next-Generation Telcos – ICT Services
2013-2014 Vendor Analysis (Doc# AP3053307V), October 2013

About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of
the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research
methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative
and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of
each vendor's position within a given market. The capabilities score measures
vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The
Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer
requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by
the size of the circles.

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.

For the year ended 31 March 2013, BT Group's reported revenue was £18,103m
with reported profit before taxation of £2,315m.

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.

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