Tuesday, April 3, 2007

BT to Supply Internet Access for European Commission

The European Commission's Directorate General Information Technology (DIGIT) selected BT for the supply and management of Internet access services. The contract was won following an invitation to tender and covers a minimum term of 4 years, which may be extended to 8 years, with a budget that may go up to EUR 22.5 million.

BT will provide Internet access from at least 17 sites in Europe, Wi-Fi access, anti-spam filtering, protection against Denial of Service attacks, the registration of domain names and support with distribution of content over the Internet.

In addition to the European Commission, more than ten European Union institutions and organisations, including the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, will receive Internet services from BT through this inter-institutional- framework contract.