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27 October 2015| Filed under News  

Hamilton, Bermuda – October 27, 2015 – BT Ireland today announced that it has signed a major new partnership agreement with LinkBermuda, Bermuda’s data networking and IP solutions leader, to provide data centre, network and infrastructure services to their global customers, initially from BT’s Dublin data centre* and LinkBermuda’s facility** in Bermuda.

Following a comprehensive market review by LinkBermuda in its search for a data centre partner, BT was selected on the strength of its global capability, local expertise and its range of ICT services. In addition to the provision of direct BT services, the agreement also facilitates the provision of connectivity to Microsoft Azure and Amazon cloud services via the BT global network.

"As Bermuda’s leading data centre, networking and IP solutions provider, LinkBermuda strives to continuously build on this base to provide Bermuda with world class global services", said David Caldwell, CEO LinkBermuda Ltd. "Partnerships like this demonstrate LinkBermuda’s global reach and further enhance our ability to offer end-to-end services to our global customers based in Bermuda, a number of whom have operations in both Bermuda and Ireland. By teaming up with BT Ireland we are able to offer very competitive data centre and network products in several markets while maintaining central billing here in Bermuda."

Shay Walsh, managing director of business, BT Ireland added, "As a global leader in networked IT services, we can provide global connectivity to 197 other countries and territories and connect our customers to our 48 data centres around the world. It’s this end to end global capability, coupled with our local skills and partnerships with other leading technology brands, which will help us support LinkBermuda in delivering for its customers. We look forward to building on this capability in the coming years."

This partnership enables BT Ireland and LinkBermuda to extend their combined capabilities worldwide to their existing customers for the end-to-end provision of data centre, computing, infrastructure and telecom services.

* BT Ireland’s world class data centre in Dublin is designed and built to Tier 3 specifications. It is the only carrier-neutral data centre in Ireland with a wholly owned global network (48 data centres globally), and has proven ultra-consistent service level standards with its ISO 20000 and ISO 27001 certified data centre accreditation.

**LinkBermuda’s data centres are designed and built to Tier 3 specifications and are maintained to be SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type II compliant. The LinkBermuda data centres have consistently demonstrated maximum availability to LinkBermuda’s key customers, including through the 2014 Hurricane Season when Bermuda was hit by a Category 3 hurricane.

About LinkBermuda

LinkBermuda Ltd. is Bermuda’s leading provider of state-of-the-art international telecommunication services – primarily focused on Business customers.

At LinkBermuda, we own and operate a highly advanced network of diverse international and domestic fibre cable facilities that enable us to provide global managed data and IP services, hosting and cloud services, business continuity, voice, and Data Centre services (in Bermuda and Canada). Founded in 1890 and based in Smiths, Bermuda, LinkBermuda Ltd. (formerly known as Cable & Wireless Bermuda Ltd) is part of the Bragg Group of Companies Bermuda.

About BT

BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world.  It is one of the world’s leading providers of 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. BT consists principally of five customer-facing lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2015, BT Group’s reported revenue was £17,979m with reported profit before taxation of £2,645m.

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. For more information, visit www.btplc.com.