BT wins two Frost & Sullivan awards in Asia Pacific

BT wins two Frost & Sullivan awards in Asia Pacific

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BT Asia Pacific has again been recognized by Frost & Sullivan at their recent Asia Pacific ICT Awards. This year, BT was awarded “Managed Service Provider of the Year” and “UC as a Service Vendor of the Year” as a result of its expansions in the region, leading BT One portfolio, strong vertical strategy and impressive growth figures. 

The Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards program seeks to recognize companies and individuals that have demonstrated best practices in their industry, commending the diligence, commitment, and innovative business strategies required to advance in the global marketplace in 2012.

Managed Service Provider of the Year

Ganesan Periakarruppan, Data Center and Cloud Computing Industry Analyst in Frost & Sullivan’s Asia Pacific ICT Practice) said:

“BT has made the best out of 2012 by working on a 2-phase approach. First it worked on consolidating its successes from 2011; and second by bringing its Managed Services offering to the next level by investing further to expand its capabilities and service level offerings. 

In 2012 BT has achieved a revenue growth of 25.9% which is an extremely impressive figure considering the economic challenges across the APAC region. Moving forward, it has identified China, India, Japan and South Korea as its core focus area. In China, BT is beginning to get the feel of the market thanks to its partnership with local carrier partners. 

In 2012, BT also managed to add a number of new clients. BT’s verticalized strategy continues to pay dividends, especially in the FSI space. 2012 also saw BT announcing the opening of a new Asia Pacific Health Practice to target BT’s healthcare IT activities in the region. This has already paid dividends with it being selected as the IT partner for Connexion, a new integrated healthcare and hospitality complex in Singapore.”

UC as a Service Vendor of the Year

Jessie Yu, UC and Collaboration Industry Analyst in Frost & Sullivan’s Asia Pacific ICT Practice said: 

“Over the last three years, BT emerged as the most prominent service provider in the UC-as-a-Service market in Asia Pacific. In 2012, despite the tough economic conditions, BT executed a holistic approach in this area again and recorded exponential growth of adoption.

The company invested on Cisco HCS and Microsoft Lync, and is well-equipped to provide a broad range of UCaaS portfolio through BT One. This package is composed of BT voice, BT Cloud, BT Collaborate and BT Enterprise, which delivers a hybrid model of both on-premise solutions and on-demand services. In addition, the company continued enhancing the service delivery including service quality, provisioning and payment models across Asia Pacific. 

With the strong regional commitment above, BT is gaining tractions from verticals like retail, travel and hospitality and professional services among the countries with strong presence – Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and China.”