BT Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Three Key Reports

(PresseBox) (Munich, ) BT today announced that its Global Services unit is positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant in three key Gartner Magic Quadrants: the Global Network Service Providers(1), the Pan-European Network Service Providers(2) and the Magic Quadrant for Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services, Worldwide.(3)

Jeff Kelly, CEO BT Global Services, said, "We are delighted that Gartner recognises BT as a leader in these key Quadrants. The areas covered by the reports are at the heart of our customers' needs. We feel this recognition is based on our network management and outsourcing experience, the quality of our service and portfolio, as well as on our understanding of the dynamics needed to deliver networked IT services successfully. I'm particularly proud that BT Global Services is recognised for its vision and its ICT capabilities."

In its Global Network Service Providers (NSP) report, Gartner defines leaders as companies that "have a full portfolio of voice and data products, coupled with aboveaverage service and support, wide global coverage and competitive pricing. They have a strong vision that includes adopting more information and communication technology (ICT) capacity which is a strategy they articulate clearly and openly".

In its Pan-European Network Service Provider (NSP) report, Gartner says leaders "have a full portfolio of voice and data services, including relatively new offerings in areas such as unified communications and Ethernet services. These services will be delivered with good quality across a wide area of coverage at competitive prices by account teams that are typically closer to the customer. Leaders have a strong vision of the market and their role in it, and they will typically be able to address a wider range of customers (in terms of size, geography and service requirements) with their service offerings than others in this Magic Quadrant."

In its Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services (COPS) report, Gartner states that the companies in the leaders quadrant "affect competitors by: enabling technology and IT service offerings; their focus on the enterprise and targeted industry segments; and their capability to differentiate on value, price and service levels to be first to market with relevant products. Vendors in the Leaders quadrant are performing well today, have a clear vision of market direction and are building competencies to sustain their leadership positions in the market. Vendor and customer experience weigh heavily in the Leaders quadrant. All these vendors have demonstrated that they have significant network management and outsourcing experience and understand the dynamics needed to deliver networkcentric IT services successfully."

Information about Gartner Magic Quadrants

The Magic Quadrants are copyrighted March 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and are reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

1. Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers", 8 March, 2010. Authors Neil Rickard, Robert F. Mason; ID Number G00174070
2. Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Pan-European Network Services", 8 March 2010. Authors Neil Rickard, Katja Ruud and Michelle Van Pelt; ID Number G00174301
3. Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services, Worldwide, 3 March 2010. Author Eric Goodness; ID Number G00172698

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