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BT launches iVPN services in 172 countries

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BANGALORE, INDIA: BT, a provider in communications solutions and services, today announced the launch of its BT Intelligent Virtual Private Network (iVPN) service in 172 countries, of which 18 are in Asia Pacific.

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The service would allow public and private sector organizations to better manage and improve the performance of business applications and reduce running costs, said a press release.

The iVPN service is the next generation of BT’s VPN services, based on its multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) service.

It is enabled by BT’s investment in its 21st Century Network (21CN) global platform and is the first 21CN service launched for global enterprise customers, said the release.

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iVPN enables businesses to manage and prioritize traffic over their IT network, for example it ensures that email, voice, video and other business applications run more efficiently.

“Improving efficiency, value and customer experience for clients across all services is the goal that BT is continually striving towards. The launch of BT iVPN is a significant step towards achieving this and the harmonization of our portfolio of services,” said Nathan Bell, general manager, portfolio and partnerships, BT Asia Pacific.

Operational efficiencies are not the only benefits, the service also offers multi-national businesses with higher service availability guarantees, shorter problem resolution times and decreased implementation times, said the release.

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In addition, this next generation service offers global customers multi-language service support.

“We needed a trusted partner with high performance services and excellent customer support to outsource our communication requirements to. With BT we got all of that. The recent improvements BT made, which have resulted in the new iVPN, allow us to concentrate on our core business,” said Norbert Kuddes, IS technical development manager, Duni AB.

Following trials with customers in the industrial and financial services industries, BT is now combining iVPN with other services such as Internet-based access, application optimization, voice management, video conferencing, unified communications, data centers, call centers, security and mobility.

Amongst the first customers using iVPN are Byblos Bank, one of the top three banks in Lebanon, and Duni, an operator for table-setting and take-away packaging in Europe, said the release.

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