BT has been awarded a three year extension to its IT outsourcing contract with Unilever. This is the third time the contract has been extended, since BT first won its first contract with the Anglo-Dutch company in November 2002.

As well as delivering a fully integrated network providing voice, data, video and mobility services to the company’s 173,000 employees across nearly 100 countries, BT is also delivering collaborative services such as audio-conferencing and video-conferencing.

Luis Alvarez (Chief executive officer, BT Global Services): The consumer goods market is extremely competitive and we understand the important role technology can play in helping them stay ahead of the game.

The original contract, announced in November 2002, was the first comprehensive global telecommunications outsource contract ever undertaken by BT and remains one of its largest global deals.