Monday, April 29, 2013

BT Wholesale Wins 10-Year Backhaul Contract with Telefonica UK

BT announced a new ten year deal to support the 4G network of Telefonica UK (O2).

Under the deal, BT Wholesale will build a new high capacity, managed transmission network to provide O2 with the network capacity required to support its planned 4G services.  BT will also provide O2 with a sizeable increase in backhaul capacity by delivering the high speed mobile backhaul links between its mobile base stations and the new transmission network. Furthermore, the new transmission network will help O2 migrate from legacy TDM to Ethernet based IP services, helping O2 deliver a host of new applications to its customers whilst reducing its overall transmission costs.