Middle East and Africa
We’ve been serving customers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for more than 30 years. In 2006, Dubai was established as our sales and technical support hub for MENA, a region stretching from Morocco at its western end to Pakistan in the east.
Our customers rely on us to deliver the necessary solutions and expertise to meet both their regional and global business objectives. The pace of development and infrastructure deployment in the region is unprecedented.
In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, BT operates through BT Al Saudia, a joint venture with HRM Prince Dr. Abdulaziz bin Sattam bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and a key partner to our strategy in the region.
Turkey & Eastern Mediterranean
In the Eastern Mediterranean regionwe provide fully integrated networked IT services with sales and marketing, network operations and data centres, as well as help desks, teleport infrastructure and field personnel.
Our global MPLS network also extends into Turkey with two nodes in Istanbul. We’re one of the leading providers in the development and operation of virtual private networks (VPN) based on IP technology. With 7 x 24 Help Desk and experienced personnel BT in Turkey is the Satellite Center of Excellence.
Of the 53 countries in Africa, BT has registered entities in 32.
Our business strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa is two-fold: provide best-of-breed managed network services for multinational companies operating in Africa. As well as providing expertise to the national operators to improve their retail and domestic market offerings to their respective citizens.
We have experience across all industry sectors but unrivalled expertise in financial services, oil and gas, government, healthcare, media and broadcast, and transport and logistics.
We’ve also deployed our global voice platform in South Africa, providing carrier-grade global voice services for customers in the region.
Our investment in technology is mirrored in our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility: In 2007, we announced our development partnership with Unicef, committing R20m to enhance the quality of education for children from some of South Africa’s poorest socio-economic backgrounds.