Saudi Arabia joins BT Group's MPLS network

BT Group expands its MPLS network in partnership with STC Group.

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Saudi Arabia joins BT Group's MPLS network STC will manage the Saudi Arabian point-of-presence for BT's global MPLS network.
By  Roger Field Published  December 15, 2010

BT Group, the UK's incumbent telecom operator, has added Saudi Arabia to its global MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) network.

BT Group added a local point-of-presence to its MPLS network in Saudi Arabia in conjunction with the country's incumbent telecom operator, STC.

The development will make it easier and cheaper for multinational companies in Saudi Arabia to connect to their international operations.

The new point-of-presence will be operated by STC along with its national and regional MPLS network.

BT's global MPLS platform is available in more than 170 countries around the world through BT and local licensed partners such as STC.

BT's global network gives global enterprises access to a secure, high capacity network, allowing them to use bandwidth intensive services such as telepresence.

The network is used by companies in various sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, logistics, and oil and gas.

Peter Ashton, general manager of BT in Saudi Arabia, said that the partnership would provide customers with "extended high-capacity, high quality connectivity" to sites worldwide.

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