BT reveals Michelin, Co-op contract wins

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BT has won deals to supply a range of services to Michelin and the Co-operative Group, it has revealed.

A five-year contract with the tyre manufacturer was signed late last year, BT said, and is now in deployment phase.

The operator is providing managed network services for 216 Michelin sites in 43 countries.

The deal includes security, unified communications and consulting services.

Agnès Mauffrey, Group CIO of Michelin, said: “Our aim is to create a platform for digital innovation which will give our people around the world high performance access to cloud-based services, allowing them to collaborate more effectively.”

BT has also signed a five-year, multi-million pound contract to provide a new fibre network to the Co-op’s UK food retail business.

The operator will upgrade the legacy IT infrastructure in all of Co-op’s 2,800 shops as part of the deal.

Cheryl Marshall, Retail CIO at Co-op said: “Our partnership with BT is core to enabling our transformation programme in Retail and the wider Co-op.

“It provides the foundation blocks that future proof our investments and enable a digital future for our customers and members”.

Colm O’Neill, MD of Major Business and Public Sector at BT, added: “Shoppers increasingly expect retailers to introduce a digital experience to their physical stores to speed up, simplify and enhance their in-store experience.

“The new retail technologies and services that Co-op is looking to introduce to bring about this change need to be underpinned by a high-speed, flexible and reliable network.”

Last month, BT appointed Chet Patel to run its enterprise operations in continental Europe, following a scandal in Italy that saw several executives sacked for overstating profits.

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