BT outsources international network ops
500 soon booted to Alcatel-Lucent
BT will outsource 500 staff from its Design and Operate units to Alcatel-Lucent in a seven-year global deal.
Staff were told on Monday that the contract is in the planning stages. Most of the jobs to be transferred are overseas, related to the networks picked up by BT Global Service in its acquisition spree.
BT sent this statement:
BT has extended its successful partnership with Alcatel-Lucent focused on the support of BT's global network operations. We are now in the planning phase for the project. During its long-term partnership, BT and Alcatel-Lucent have worked together on over 30 contracts including network support and maintenance.
It's understood that no UK jobs are threatened by Design and Operate's outsourcing plan.
Last week sources revealed to The Reg that BT is in talks with major providers to outsource its entire Openreach operations. Alcatel-Lucent is among the firms vying for the massive contract. ®
need a BT line for all other telecoms isnt a dumb down meaning for the $+0o91d, landline that isnt fiber and cable fiber. it really means you need a BT line
get cut off cos you dont pay your bill. you have to move to a cable area, if you dont. you`ll soon get aload of junk mail from BT telling you to come back to them. when they wont give you back a phone
so bless when 5g arrives, only need a landline for dvd downloads
Not waht it seems
Nice to see the usual ill informed rants.
From what I've heard it is LEGACY networks that will be outsourced. That is PDH, and maybe SDH. The various IP networks will continue to be managed by BT.
Anon, cos the e-mail ends bt.com......
its just another method
of BT avoiding being tagged a monopoly