BT makes 10,000th connection for Thomson Reuters

16 July 2008

BT today announced that it has successfully delivered its ten-thousandth service connection for Thomson Reuters, reflecting an important milestone and impressive level of service delivery on its largest global contract.

Under the deal signed in 2005, BT is to transform and manage the global network across which Thomson Reuters delivers services and information that is relied upon by 330,000 financial services professionals to make important decisions every day.

The network transformation programme commenced in 2006, and BT is now on average making available 500 Thomson Reuters service connections each month on the new network

Mark Redwood, President, Sales & Trading, Thomson Reuters Markets, said: “Service connectivity is mission-critical to our business and in reaching this milestone BT is demonstrating that it is committed to meeting what are increasingly complex and demanding requirements within the financial services industry.”

Francois Barrault, CEO, BT Global Services, said: “Clients such as Thomson Reuters have complex global requirements which call for a provider with the know-how and capabilities to manage its mission critical networks. Having worked with Thomson Reuters for a number of years, BT understands the demands of the financial markets, and its world-class expertise allows Thomson Reuters to focus unwaveringly on its core business.”

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