Tuesday, December 5, 2006

BT Launches 21C Global Venture Business to Share NGN Expertise

BT is launching a 21C Global Venture (21C GV) business unit to market its expertise in next-generation networks (NGN) to other communication providers across the globe. The new business will leverage the unique experiences BT has gained in developing its 21st Century Network (21CN). BT estimates the addressable market for NGN services to be in excess of $50 billion over the next five years.

The first customer will be Turk Telekom, following a support agreement between BT and Oger Telecom.

Paul Reynolds, CEO, BT Wholesale said: "BT's 21st Century Network is the world's most ambitious next generation transformation program. As the first carrier to embark upon such a radical program, we had to create the manual as we went along. This included developing the business plan, driving the adoption of open standards among vendors, and bringing the rest of industry with us through open and transparent consultation. We've learned valuable lessons along the way. We can now help other operators implement or accelerate their NGN programs with the insights we've gained through 21CN over the last two years."http://www.btplc.com

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