BT is to supply fixed voice services to the European Commission as part of a new deal worth €15 million.

The UK-based operator’s Global Services division will provide fixed line voice services at sites in Belgium, Luxembourg and Strasbourg using the BT One Voice portfolio.

The deal covers 21 major European institutions, agencies and bodies including the European Commission, the European Council and the European Defence Agency.

It builds on another five-year, €55 million deal BT signed with the Commission in March, which included the delivery of dedicated internet access to all major European institutions, agencies and bodies across the 28 member states.

Despite its order intake rising 14 percent, sales at Global Services fell six percent year-on-year to £1.5 billion in the second quarter.

CEO Gavin Patterson described the business unit’s results as “a little disappointing” but said it did not reflect what the year as a whole should deliver.

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Corrado Sciolla, President Europe and Global Telecom Markets, BT Global Services, said: “We are very proud of our relationship with the EU institutions, where we provide a wide range of networked IT services.

“Today’s contract aims at improving fixed line communications within those institutions.

“Voice services might sound old fashioned, but they are absolutely critical to everyone.

“By modernising the technology, we enable the EU to manage its communications infrastructure much more effectively, combine voice with other media streams and achieve cost-savings.”

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