Food giant Nestlé has extended its global services deal with BT to deliver, develop and manage its international wide area network services for another three years.
Under the terms of the contract, BT will deliver and manage a global virtual private network using MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) services to link more than 1,000 Nestlé sites worldwide.
The service will support multimedia, voice and video and will include the roll-out of managed audio conferencing services. The deal also covers the management of secure inbound and outbound internet traffic.
BT first picked up the Nestlé contract when it acquired Infonet Services in a £520m move in 2004. Infonet had provided the food company with network services for around 12 years before the acquisition.
Last year, Nestlé deployed web-based enterprise risk management software from Strategic Thought across its worldwide operations.