BT to boost connectivity for Iraqi gas flare reduction company

BT to boost connectivity for Iraqi gas flare reduction company

Telecoms giant BT and Basrah Gas Company (BGC), Iraq’s largest gas flare reduction company, have announced a new agreement to securely connect BGC's operations in Iraq and help accelerate its digital transformation.

The partners say that a new network will provide secure and reliable connectivity for BGC sites across multiple locations, including gas fields, processing plants and offices. It will also provide enhanced connectivity to hyperscalers and the delivery of cloud-based applications such as Microsoft 365 and SAP.

BCG and BT add that this new high-performance, secure network will lay the foundation for BGC’s goal of a future proof, cloud-enabled secure infrastructure in the coming years.

BT Group is the UK’s leading provider of fixed and mobile telecommunications and related secure digital products, solutions and services. It also provides managed telecommunications, security and network and IT infrastructure services to customers across 180 countries.

Basrah Gas Company is an Iraqi joint venture established between the Iraqi government, oil giant Shell and conglomerate Mitsubishi to fulfil Iraq’s strategy of energy independence and further investment in its natural gas resources. BGC is one of the largest flare reduction projects in the world. It says it has turned Iraq from a net importer to a net exporter of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in record time.


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