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Industry 4.0- unlocking the potential of digital manufacturing

Industry 4.0 - the automation of manufacturing using smart technology - brings many business benefits. Manufacturers could benefit from energy savings, reduced downtime, increased productivity and reduced costs.

However, many struggle to see a quick enough return on investment. Quite often, they’re unable to get beyond a pilot because they can’t scale at pace or their infrastructure isn’t up to the job.

You need to be able to identify security threats, future-proof your infrastructure and integrate different technologies – on a global scale.

We identify and analyse 6,500 potential cyberattacks every day – and we build and manage dynamic global networks. We can help you overcome the barriers to scaling and reap the benefits of Industry 4.0.

When transforming your business, we know the best approach is less talk and more action. Whether it’s connecting the most remote locations, reinventing entire systems, or fixing the unfixable. With over seventy years of delivering security services to companies across every stretch of the world, we’ve seen it all and solved it all.

So whatever your challenge, bring it on.

Our capabilities

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Operational Technology Threat Management

Identify and control your connected assets and detect and respond to cyber threats to your operational estate. Contact us to discover how to improve your OT security.

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SD-WAN Solutions

Create a flexible, agile and secure network for your business with managed SD-WAN solutions and software from BT. Find out more today.

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Build a flexible architecture network for the future

Create flexible and dynamic networks to grow your business and gain a competitive advantage with hybrid connectivity from BT. Discover more today.

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BT has been recognised as a Leader for the 20th year in 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Global WAN Services

Gartner®, Magic Quadrant™ for Global WAN Services,  Danellie Young, Gaspar Valdivia, et al., 15 April 2024

Featured products & services

Connect Cisco SD-WAN

Connect Cisco SD-WAN | Build a secure infrastructure you can rely on with managed Cisco SD-WAN from BT.

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Connect Cisco SD-WAN is a managed SD-WAN solution for global networks with sophisticated requirements.

It’s the ideal choice as you migrate towards a software-enabled service. We’ve developed a centrally managed, cloud-hosted, and software-defined network overlay solution using Cisco Edge hardware and licences. It comes with best-of-breed reporting built in so you can see exactly what’s happening across your network and applications.


  • Scale your network as it becomes more sophisticated
  • See your whole network online
  • Stay secure with an encrypted network
  • Call on our SD-WAN specialists if you need help
  • Reduce logistical headaches – we manage everything when it comes to CPE
  • Become more agile with a dedicated team to configure and maintain your SD-WAN service
Connect Cisco SD-WAN datasheet PDF | 959KB

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VMware SD-WAN combines market leading technology, our world-class network portfolio, and extensive infrastructure and experience to deliver flexible, agile, scalable, and secure networking to support a more flexible workforce.

With VMware SD-WAN at the heart of your network, you can support new application growth, achieve IT and network agility, simplify WAN operations, and optimise access from branch to cloud and SaaS applications.


  • Demonstrate the benefits of your investment to key stakeholders and customers with our simplified end-user device management and provided complete visibility
  • Optimise and secure connectivity and performance using VMware’s centralised orchestration and automation with our range of VNFs, including next-generation firewalls, optimisers, and accelerators
  • Extend security boundaries beyond your data centre and cloud to applications and users, minimising the attack service and protecting users, networks, applications, and data against threats with VMware’s SASE Platform
  • You’re free to focus on business-critical tasks with our a fully-managed solution
  • We ensure optimal SD-WAN performance for even the most demanding applications using VMware’s Dynamic Multipath Optimization technology
VMware SD-WAN datasheet PDF | 78KB

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Agile Connect is our unique SD-WAN solution, combining Nokia’s Nuage Networks technology with our expertise to help global businesses deliver consistently great UX, managed centrally.

It’s unique to us because it’s built on and integrated into our global network, plus it’s controlled through our portal - the same portal you can use to control your wider network services. It comes with pre-built regional gateways, hub connectivity, and added security including protection against cyberattacks. You can control the service yourself or we can control it for you.


  • Reduced WAN costs by 50%
  • Improved application performance and productivity
  • Improved end-to-end control and real-time visibility
  • Flexible and scalable across all global sites
  • Enhanced resilience and agility with uncompromised security
Agile Connect Nuage SD-WAN datasheet PDF | 323KB

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There are 10 thousand different parameters that we can capture from the engine, 200 thousand individual pieces of data every single second, creating huge volumes of data, up to 10 terabytes. Technology challenges involve the storage, transmission and analysis of the data. From a solution perspective it broke down into reinforcements in the LAN and WAN, security overlay to make sure the transmission is safe and storage in the Azure public cloud for future analysis.

Paul Knight

Lead enterprise architect: infrastructure and platforms, Rolls-Royce

Case studies

Video BT delivers Managed Azure Network Services to help Rolls Royce

Watch how BT & Microsoft help Rolls-Royce smoothly transition to Azure for a streamlined business experience.

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CASE STUDY Connecting DP World Antwerp's operations with the smarter wireless technology

With a wireless mesh backbone network across the port, every employee can get the information in a dynamic environment.

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CASE STUDY Sparkling new ideas for Kärcher’s digital transformation

How we transformed this cleaning manufacturer's operations with cloud-based connectivity.

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Further insights

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BLOG The edge reaches new frontiers in digital manufacturing

Imagine what digital manufacturers could achieve if they could connect their entire supply chain and partner ecosystems. What could this extended edge look like?

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ARTICLE Manufacturing disrupted: how digital leaders are surpassing the competition

To stay competitive in the world of manufacturing, organisations urgently need a digital-first approach to their operations and partners.

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New paper by IDC explores how to successfully deploy Industry 4.0.

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