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IRVING, Texas, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BT today announced a seven year extension to its global networked IT services contract with Syngenta, one of the world's leading agribusiness companies.
BT has worked with Syngenta since 2000, managing all aspects of communications including an integrated IP infrastructure to reduce costs and enable expanded collaboration services. BT will provide new services to Syngenta under this contract such as wide area network (WAN) optimization, wireless local area network expansion, unified communications support and application performance monitoring.
BT helps Syngenta employees, partners and customers to better communicate and collaborate through secure access for third-parties, remote access for employees, international IP voice services, audio and video conferencing and managed mobility. BT continues to deliver converged communication services to all of Syngenta's 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries.
Martin Walker, Head of Syngenta Business Services, said: "Few companies can offer such world-class, global, innovative and sustainable solutions to help us achieve our ambitious objectives and, in this context, we are pleased to be able to continue our partnership with BT. The continued use of new technology is helping us increase productivity by making our employees more connected."
Luis Alvarez, Chief Executive Officer, BT Global Services, said: "Syngenta has ambitious growth plans in key regions that are aligned to BT's areas of investment such as Latin America, Asia, Middle-East and Africa. We work hard to help our customers orchestrate their networked IT services across multiple platforms and very diverse geographies. We are extremely proud when a global leader such as Syngenta trusts us for such a wide range of services. Together we creatively use technology, helping deliver stunning business outcomes."
Since 2000, BT has helped transform Syngenta's infrastructure into one of the most modern corporate networks in the world.
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BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of five lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.
For the year ended 31 March 2014, BT Group's reported revenue was £18,287m with reported profit before taxation of £2,312m.
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Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. For more information about us please go to www.syngenta.com.
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