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T-Systems Signs Major Deal with SABMiller

LONDON, February 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

  • T-Systems will ensure SABMiller's European and core network is fit for the future.
  • European networking services will be delivered to approximately 12,000 employees in 13 European countries over the next 5 years.
  • Global backbone services will connect SABMiller's operating regions spread across 6 continents.

As part of a strategic review of its global infrastructure, SABMiller has awarded
T-Systems the contract to provide its global backbone and European network. New network capabilities to be introduced by T-Systems will increase the volume of traffic that is supported on available bandwidth while reducing total cost of ownership.

"At SABMiller we are globally integrating our business, and as a result we are ensuring our technology is 'fit for purpose' and 'value for money'. We have decided to implement a multi-vendor global data network. T-Systems is a well-positioned partner for our technology infrastructure in Europe and core services, offering us the capabilities we require from a world-class network, and capable of supporting SABMiller's future growth," said Peter Brickley, SABMiller Global CIO.

The new network will deliver access to data for approximately 12,000 SABMiller end-users. In addition, T-Systems will provide capabilities such as Security; Telepresence; Remote Access; IP-VPN and Application Performance Monitoring.

"We are delighted to have secured this very important agreement with SABMiller and are proud to be given the task of transforming their network infrastructure to maximise performance across their business. In today's complex IT landscapes it is critical that we excel at partnership models with other parts of a customer's eco-system of suppliers. Our combined IT and telecoms depth of experience coupled with our service integration heritage give us the confidence and skill to optimize collaboration with other partners in the SABMiller supply chain to deliver added value," said Casper Malig, UK managing director at T-Systems.  

About Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies with 140 million mobile customers, over 31 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of September 30, 2013). The Group provides products and services for the fixed network, mobile communications, the Internet and IPTV for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has 230,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 58.2 billion in the 2012 financial year - more than half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2012).

About T-Systems

Drawing on a global infrastructure of data centers and networks, T-Systems operates information and communication technology (ICT) systems for multinational corporations and public sector institutions. T-Systems provides integrated solutions for the networked future of business and society. The company's some 52,700 employees combine industry expertise and ICT innovations to add significant value to customers' core business all over the world.

T-Systems generated revenue of around EUR 10 billion in the 2012 financial year.

About SABMiller

SABMiller plc is one of the world's leading brewers with more than 200 beer brands and some 70,000 employees in over 75 countries.  The group's portfolio includes global brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch; as well as leading local brands such as Aguila (Colombia), Castle (South Africa), Miller Lite (USA), Snow (China), Victoria Bitter (Australia) and Tyskie (Poland). SABMiller also has growing soft drinks businesses and is one of the world's largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products.

Issued on behalf of T-Systems by Kelso Consulting

For more information please call James Wright at Kelso Consulting (http://www.kelsopr.com)

Tel:  +44(0)20-7242-2286
E-Mail:  [email protected]

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