Nexans chooses BT to upscale IT and telecommunications infrastructure to support its global operations
Paris, July 11, 2013 – Nexans, a worldwide expert in the cable industry, chooses BT to enhance its IT and telecommunications infrastructure over the next five years after a thorough tendering process. Working as a single worldwide partner, BT will support Nexans with seamless network services as it prepares to manage the transition towards cloud computing across a global organization.
BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions and an existing long term partner of Nexans. A key aspect of this renewed collaboration is to make the optimum use of Nexans’ existing network capacity. This will include maintaining MPLS (Multi Protocol Label Switching) services for business critical applications such as SAP, Ortems, Biztalk, Exchange, Sharepoint while deploying cost-effective internet connections for less critical applications such as internet browsing and security patches download.
The new contract between Nexans and BT incorporates rigorous Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to ensure that the recreated network infrastructure delivers all its targets for availability, reliability and optimized TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).
Both Nexans and BT are implementing regional teams to support a true “follow the sun” service.. To ensure full adherence to the contract terms, Nexans Corporate IT and Purchasing combined resources to manage delivery and performance.
“Commitment on a shared vision, responsibility, and risk to create continuous and measurable added value makes BT one of our major partners for the future, as part of our selective key supplier’s management program”, said Fabrice Picardi, Deputy Corporate Purchasing VP of Nexans.
“This five year contract is a major commitment by Nexans that represents a significant milestone in the development of our IT and telephony infrastructure and we believe that by aligning with BT as a single worldwide partner we are ready to meet all the challenges presented by cloud computing and IP telephony,” said Konstantinos Voyiatzis, Corporate Vice President Information Systems of Nexans. “Strengthening our network infrastructure means that Nexans will be even better prepared to be truly responsive to the changing needs of our global customers as well as running our business effectively and with maximum cost efficiency.”
With energy at the basis of its development, Nexans, worldwide expert in the cable industry, offers an extensive range of cables and cabling solutions. The Group is a global player in the energy transmission and distribution, industry and building markets. Nexans addresses a wide series of market segments: from energy and telecom networks to energy resources (wind turbines, photovoltaic, oil and gas, and mining) to transportation (shipbuilding, aerospace, automotive and automation, and railways). Nexans is a responsible industrial company that regards sustainable development as integral to its global and operational strategy. Continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development and commitment, customer orientation and the introduction of safe industrial processes with limited environmental impact are among the key initiatives that place Nexans at the core of a sustainable future. With an industrial presence in 40 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs 25,000 people and had sales in 2012 of nearly 7.2 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A.