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Portugal Telecom Expands Use of Red Hat Solutions
RaleighGlobal, April 20, 2011
Leading Telecom Operator Deploys Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Maximize Technology Flexibility
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Portugal Telecom, a global telecommunications operator offering multimedia services in Portugal and developing international markets, has expanded its use of Red Hat Enterprise Linux as it moves toward an open source and open standards infrastructure.
Recognizing the benefits of Red Hat technology, Portugal Telecom has expanded its use of Red Hat Enterprise Linux in order to benefit from innovations in open source technology and to leverage the platform's comprehensive certification and support across its robust ecosystem of certified hardware and software platforms.
“Portugal Telecom is a global organisation that relies on technology for the delivery of end-user products and services,” said Mário Vian Costa, IT manager at Portugal Telecom. “Having relied upon Red Hat for many years across our complex and demanding technology infrastructure, it was clear that we could work together more extensively to offer the quality of service that our customers need. By extending our subscription with Red Hat, we now have continued access to valuable enterprise-class support and consulting from the experts.”
Portugal Telecom is strengthening its offerings in the area of IT Managed Services and is establishing partnerships with key market leaders, aiming to make high-quality solutions and support available to its customers. The agreement will enable Portugal Telecom's wider use of Linux, with the added advantage of being able to leverage reliable support provided by Red Hat.
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About Red Hat, Inc.
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About Portugal Telecom
Portugal Telecom is a global telecommunications operator with more than 83 million clients worldwide. In Portugal, where it holds a leading position in the markets in which operates, PT provides a wide portfolio of telecoms, multimedia and IT and fixed and mobile services, including broadband access, voice and television, acting in all segments of the telecommunications sector: personal, residential, enterprise solutions and wholesale. Portugal Telecom is seen as a leading Portuguese telecoms operator with a wide and solid international presence, particularly in Brazil and Africa. PT has a diversified business portfolio in which quality and innovation are key aspects, aiming at positioning PT as a leading edge operator in the international arena.
Portugal Telecom is listed on the Euronext and New York Stock Exchange, through a full listing of its ADR program, and is present in the reference Portuguese index and in the benchmark sustainability indexes, DJ Sustainability and FTSE4GOOD.Information about the company is available in Reuters via the code PTC.LS and PT and in Bloomberg via the code PTC PL.
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