BT has signed an agreement with Nationwide Building Society, a mortgage and savings provider in the UK, to manage its networked IT services in a seven year outsourcing deal.
Under this new, business-aligned outsourcing service, Nationwide will transfer all voice and data networking infrastructure, third party network contracts and in-scope staff to BT.
As part of the contract, BT will deliver a service transformation programme under which it will consolidate Nationwide's multiple networks onto its 21CN Global network, which will support both voice and data services on a single converged platform.
BT will also deliver remote access facilities to Nationwide's non-office based employees.
The new model will introduce a flexible commercial model providing Nationwide with cost predictability whilst based on industry best practice and a framework of service level agreements (SLAs) at a reduced overall total cost of ownership, the company added.