Thursday, July 6, 2006

Newly Formed BT iNet Targets UK's LAN Market

BT announced the launch of BT iNet, a new venture formed from the integration of BT TNS and BT SkyNet, specialist providers that were acquired by BT in 2005 to enhance its capabilities in the UK's Local Area Networking (LAN) and convergent solutions markets.

BT iNet offers LAN, IP telephony (IPT), wireless networking, managed services and security services to corporate and government organisations throughout the UK. Dave Carrington, former managing director of BT SkyNet, has been appointed managing director of BT iNet and will be responsible for overseeing the company's revenue growth and alignment with BT's other distribution channels. Mike Harris, former managing director of BT TNS, will move to BT Global Services to join the team responsible for managing BT's US$1 billion global relationship with Cisco Systems.

"The launch of BT iNet is a major milestone in BT's long-term strategy to be the leading provider of IP-based network services in the UK," said Tom Craig, president, IP Networking, BT Global Services.

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