BT will build a network for Deutsche Post DHL Group to support the logistics firm in its plans to digitalise supply chains in a sustainable way.
The new eight-year agreement continues the relationship between the firms. It will see BT deploy its technology for connectivity for DPDHL Group in 27 countries across Europe, including the UK.
Anna Spinelli, Chief Procurement Officer, Deutsche Post DHL Group, says: “Our relationship with BT builds on strong foundations and a common purpose to connecting people and improving lives.”
According to BT, the network will be optimised for the cloud, where DPDHL Group increasingly hosts its applications and digital services used by 350,000 employees at 1,500 sites across the regions.
The topic of sustainability is everywhere nowadays and the two firms are no exception. BT will audit DPDHL Group’s existing network to identify and remove copper cables wherever possible, replacing them with fibre connections.
BT adds that its networks use 100% renewable electricity and the company employs science-based emission reduction targets across its business.
In other news, and reported last month, BT said it will invest in a new office in the centre of Cardiff which will become a hub for up to 900 employees in the city and wider region.
Unlike December’s announcement about 150 new local jobs and a refurbishment of its second contact centre in Newcastle, the news about the Cardiff hub didn’t mention new jobs.
In February, BT moved to the next phase of its Green Tech Innovation Platform as it seeks to make new friends and profit from the race to Net Zero.
The second phase means it will develop new digital solutions for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturing businesses as they seek to adopt more sustainable manufacturing processes.