British Telecom to launch fixedline services in India

British Telecom, one of the world’s largest telecom services provider, plans to launch basic fixed-line telephony services in India, to support the company’s corporate customer base.

The launch of fixed-line services by BT is for attracting corporates, particularly MNCs as they use the company to link up to their branch offices in the rest of the world.

Andy Green, CEO, BT Global Services said that the only interest BT has in mobile telephony lies in the converged services for the corporate sector, which is in persistence with BT’s policy for businesses outside Europe.

The British telecom giant is also scouting for an Indian partner to provide data and phone services through VPN to corporates.

“The company has plans for a JV in India, wherein the BT would hold 74% stake, to serve the corporate sector,

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