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Latin acquisitions fuel BT's services growth
01 February 2008
BT insists it is more than a telecoms company. Boosted by acquisitions in strategic markets, Global Services is aiming to contribute half group income. Claire Rigby interviews Luis Álvarez Satorre, the executive in charge of operations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America
Luis Álvarez Satorre: aiming for Global
Services to contribute half of group revenues
Part of BT's increasingly international business empire, BT
Global Services has been gathering speed lately with a string
of strategic acquisitions.
These range from Indian company i2i and the Belgian
consultancy INS on the IT and logistics side, to more
network-based concerns such as the US companies Infonet, bought
in 2005, and Comsat, acquired in a well-publicised purchase in
Its choice of acquisitions says much about the course the
division - and hence BT itself - is taking, not only in terms
of its internationalist ambitions but also in its
diversification out of pure telecoms into a hybrid
And with it, BT Global Services is sprinting forward to become
one of the company's most lucrative sections.
The unit serves corporate, multinational and government
clients across the globe, including in the UK. Its...
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