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NBTel Global to Share Online Expertise with BT

British Telecom (BT) and Aliant's wholly owned subsidiary NBTel Global plan to share best practice and knowledge in government online services and technology across the Atlantic.

The agreement enables BT to access NBTel Global's intellectual property for government online applications, professional consulting and business development services, with research and testing facilities enabled by NBTel Global's LivingLAB innovations environment.

NBTel Global has been working with the province of New Brunswick for over 10 years to develop technologies through Service New Brunswick. Bob Neal, vice president of emerging business with Aliant, said this business relationship is a model of the LivingLAB environment, where a product is researched and developed in New Brunswick first then exported to global markets.

"Our work with the province of New Brunswick has allowed us to do this and we're pleased to be sharing these advanced government services with our industry colleagues in the United Kingdom," said Neal.

"BT represents NBTel Global's first dealing in Europe, and it brings great opportunity with its expertise in global markets, a customer base of 58 million, and a spirit of innovation we share and admire."

With offices throughout Canada and the US, Aliant delivers solutions of wireless, data, Internet, information technology, and mobile satellite communications.