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BT recognised in Gartner’s critical capabilities for Asia/Pacific network providers report

BT is one of two vendors to score the highest in the Regional Network in the Asia Use Case, and scores the highest in the Extended Domestic Network Coverage Use Case. 
BT’s capabilities in the Asia Pacific region have been highlighted by Gartner, Inc. in its latest Critical Capabilities for Asia/Pacific Network Providers report. The report evaluated 13 vendors against four critical capabilities with varying weightings- Managed MPLS VPN, Ethernet Services, Internet Access and Managed WAN Optimisation/Application Performance Management. 

These capabilities were measured in four different use cases - Regional Network in Asia, Extended Domestic Network Coverage, High Capacity Networks and Low-Latency Networks. BT is one of two vendors to score the highest in the Regional Network in Asia Use Case, and the highest in the Extended Domestic Network Coverage Use Case. 

According to Gartner, “the needs of MNCs operating in Asia Pacific are evolving with the changing trends. While the majority, typically, require international connectivity to all the major markets, the very large MNCs now require deep domestic connectivity in emerging markets such as China and India where they have large or rapidly expanding operations. They are also seeking growth in new emerging markets such as Cambodia and Myanmar or Pakistan and Bangladesh.” 

Gartner recommends that in such a context, users should “select a provider that can offer superior connectivity into emerging markets through MPLS interconnections with local carriers, good service and support, and experience in supporting large and highly distributed networks.” 

Kevin Taylor, president, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (AMEA), BT Global Services, said: “BT has come a long way in the Asia Pacific region. While our global networked IT capabilities have long been recognised by our customers and by market analysts, we believe that this latest report shows that we have now also firmly established a regional leadership position. We feel that Gartner’s rating is a testament to our ability to help customers master the art of connecting and succeed in their growth journeys across Asia Pacific.” 

To view the full report, click 
http://www.gartner.com/technology/reprints.do?id=1-1WU7HZV&ct=140708&st=sb 

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About the Critical Capabilities for Asia/Pacific Network Providers report 
Gartner’s 2014 Critical Capabilities for Network Providers report evaluates 13 vendors against four critical capabilities with varying weightings- Managed MPLS VPN, Ethernet Services, Internet Access and Managed WAN Optimisation/Application Performance Management. These capabilities are also measured in four different use cases - Regional Network in Asia, Extended Domestic Network Coverage, High Capacity Networks and Low-Latency Networks.