Procter & Gamble (P&G) has signed a five year, £333 million deal for BT to provide it with network infrastructure and security services.

Under the contract, BT will manage the household goods giant's local and wide area network infrastructure across over 1,100 offices around the world. It will also manage network perimeter security and firewall services.

BT will also provide conferencing services, remote access, voice and IP telephony services, and internet access.

P&G will move to a multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network infrastructure, for increased speed, under the deal.

The company said it would benefit from cost savings by using a standardised and more flexible communications infrastructure, and would also have higher service levels.

In 2003, Procter & Gamble signed a $3 billion (£1.5 billion) ten year infrastructure outsourcing deal with HP, which continues to run.

P&G is also working on a service oriented architecture project using BEA software.