BT Global Services has won a global contract to transform the communications and IT infrastructure of multinational corporate ABB.

ABB manufactures power and automation technologies for the utility, heavy industry, transport and infrastructure sectors.

As part of a major transformation project, it said it was looking for a single global partner to provide, standardise and manage network related services in more than 700 locations in over 100 countries.

BT is supplying its Internet Connect and IP Connect services, which it said would provide the foundation for ABB’s future use of cloud services from a variety of suppliers.

The UK-based telco will have end-to-end responsibility for the quality and performance of the network services, LANs and security solutions.

ABB’s Chief Information Officer Andy Tidd commented: “This key component of our new IT infrastructure will support ABB’s three focus areas of profitable growth, relentless execution and business-led collaboration.”

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Luis Alvarez, CEO of BT Global Services, said: “ABB has ambitious growth plans with their Next Level strategy, and we will support them by leveraging our expertise in the energy and manufacturing sector and our experience in protecting the global IT infrastructure of multi-national corporations.

“We are also looking forward to helping ABB embrace the great new opportunities offered by the cloud, wherever those might be hosted.”

BT Global Services saw revenues fall seven percent to £6.8 billion in the last financial year, which it blamed on foreign exchange movements.

The subsidiary is also suffering from a fall in public sector revenues.

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