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  • 28 August, 2003 09:29

<p>HONG KONG, 28 August 2003 - BT announced today that BT Global Services, its business services and solutions division serving customers worldwide, has been listed in the leader quadrant in Gartner's European Data services Magic Quadrant published on August 18. The quadrant is based on “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision”.</p>
<p>Gartner's European Data Services Magic Quadrant covers all providers of corporate networking solutions, integrators as well as carriers, as long as their offer provides and manages WAN connectivity. Ratings take into account voice services, especially converged voice and data services.</p>
<p>Jean-Yves Charlier, chief of operations for BT Global Services, said "We believe this is a strong testimony to the positive impact we are having on the market place through our continued investments in our products, customer service and network infrastructure to deliver world-class managed services and solutions. This is driven by our objective to manage the complexities of the ICT requirements of our customers and it is encouraging that our investments and focus are recognised not only by our customers but also with leading external analysts ".</p>
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<p>About BT Global Services
BT Global Services is BT’s business services and solutions division, serving customers worldwide. As an information and communications technology service provider, BT provides integrated data and value-added services to meet the needs of multi-site organisations with European operations.</p>
<p>Extensive global service capabilities and strong strategic partnerships also enable BT to serve customers in all key commercial centres of Europe, North America and Asia.
The BT Global Services portfolio ranges from desktop and network equipment and software, transport and connectivity, IP-based e-business solutions, managed network services and systems integration to consultancy for complex global requirements.</p>
<p>With 18 years of experience in global account management, BT has over 8,000 people based outside the UK, serving our target customers around the world.</p>
<p>About The Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted August 2003 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission, which permission should not be deemed to be an endorsement of any company or product depicted in the quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is Gartner, Inc.’s opinion and is an analytical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It measures vendors against Gartner defined criteria for a marketplace. The positioning of vendors within a Magic Quadrant is based on the complex interplay of many factors. Gartner does not advise enterprises to select only those firms in the “Leaders” quadrant. In some situations, firms in the Visionary, Challenger, or Niche Player quadrants may be the right matches for an enterprise's requirements. Well-informed vendor selection decisions should rely on more than a Magic Quadrant. Gartner research is intended to be one of many information sources including other published information and direct analyst interaction. Gartner, Inc. expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied, of fitness of this research for a particular purpose.</p>
<p>For further information, please contact:
David Clarke, Public Relations Manager, Asia Pacific
BT Global Services
Tel: + 852 2532 3652; Fax: + 852 2810 0164

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