Panalpina picks BT to transform global communications infrastructure

BT has contracted with Panalpina to transform and manage its global communications infrastructure, the company said.

The transformation will enable Panalpina´s 15,000 employees to better communicate and collaborate internally and with their customers. This supports the company´s vision to work closer with its clients to build smart and efficient end-to-end logistics solutions.

BT will overhaul Panalpina´s network infrastructure, currently sourced from more than a dozen domestic and regional providers, and migrate it into a single integrated platform, connecting 500 offices in more than 75 countries. BT will also provide services from its BT One Voice portfolio, to converge voice and data on a single platform.

The new network will be a hybrid infrastructure, based on BT´s IP Connect and Internet Connect services, combining the reliability and security of IP-based Virtual Private Networks (VPN) with the flexibility of Internet connections. BT´s services will underpin the continued implementation of Panalpina´s new global enterprise resource planning (ERP) and transportation management systems, which require optimal end-to-end control of the infrastructure.

The Panalpina Group is a provider of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions.

BT provides communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.