BT has bagged a £45 million deal with CLSA Asia Pacific Market to provide a fully managed voice, data and trading systems network across 14 countries in the Asia Pacific region, the UK and the US.
Under the seven-year agreement, BT is implementing a utility based pricing model for networked IT services and the deployment of BT Unified Trading for trading communications.
The project includes a professional services component aimed at managed security and firewall services, application and device management and a round-the-clock maintenance and support team.
Thiyagarajah Rajah, CIO, CLSA, says: "To deal with the complexities of today's global markets, we need to be able to adapt quickly, and scale up and down across geographies in a way that maximises our ability to seize opportunities and manage risks. We decided to gain the required efficiencies by consolidating our communications and network requirements with a single global partner."