BT and BSNL partner to offer managed services in India

7 Oct 2008

India’s Business Standard is reporting that global telecoms group British Telecommunications (BT) has partnered with state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to offer managed telecom services in India including basic telecom, leased line, internet, mobile and broadband services. As part of the agreement BT will be provided access to BSNL’s pan-India broadband network and services, while in return BSNL will gain access to BT’s global multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) network and the UK-based group’s managed service knowledge. ‘As BSNL transforms into a premier integrated communications service provider, a robust managed service offering is key to our future operations. This partnership has strong synergies and we are looking to draw on BT’s exceptional networked IT expertise and professional services and bring such value-added service offerings that our customers want,’ BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Kuldeep Goyal said.