Mining giant Anglo American has signed a £138 million networking deal with BT Global Services that will see technologies deployed across 15 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The five-year agreement will provide Anglo American with global internet access, a secure access solution for mobile workers, as well as a converged communications platform that will deliver services such as IP telephony.
BT will also deploy phone, web and video conferencing across 130 of the mining company’s sites, as well as six managed telepresence solutions at four major sites.
“BT has helped us bring together our remote operations so we can truly leverage our global scale and reapply best practice from wherever it is created to wherever it is needed,” said Mike Bowden, group chief information officer (CIO) at Anglo American.
The deal also stipulates that BT will become Anglo American’s global supplier of choice for network hardware equipment.