BT is strengthening its ties in Asia Pacific after agreeing to establish a new centre in Malaysia to nurture skills and expertise.
The Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and BT have announced a new Global Shared Service facility in Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpar. It’s due to open in early 2013.
It will be made up of two centres. The first is the Global Development Centre (GDC), which will provide services in ICT innovation and development. It joins a network of eight other GDCs around the globe.
The second is the Contract Delivery Shared Service Centre (CDSS). This will provide commercial, contract management and project management business knowledge in support of BT’s managed network IT services contracts with its largest multinational customers.
Clive Selley, BT Group CIO, said: “BT’s expansion in Malaysia is an exciting opportunity to create geographical diversity in our technology business and to collaborate with Malaysian universities to develop the key skills and expertise required to enable BT to deliver for its customers around the world.
“This is important to us as we chose to invest in Malaysia because of its globally competitive and multilingual workforce in addition to a world-class business environment and technology infrastructure,” he said.
BT has been operating in Malaysia for almost 20 years and has forged a strong relationship with the Malaysian government and agencies.