Standard Chartered looks to improve network reliability

Standard Chartered Bank has signed a worldwide network services contract with BT to improve the reliability of its communications.

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Standard Chartered Bank has signed a worldwide network services contract with BT to improve the reliability of its communications.

The bank, which has operations in more than 50 countries, wants BT to supply network services in 16 countries, including the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, India and Malaysia.

The contract, for which no value has been announed, will see BT provide a multi-protocol label switching-based network to eliminate single points of failure and minimise risk globally.

The bank said it wants to guarantee the quality and availability of critical services that are used for access to centralised banking applications and systems in its global datacentres and shared service centres.

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