BT Group has opened a global operations center in India. The new center in Gurgaon, near Delhi, will employ up to 300 staff to run systems and processes for various lines of BT business worldwide.

The centre will also support business functions such as procurement, legal, finance, and human resources, BT said. The company already has similar centres in Hungary, Brazil and China.

A number of multinational telecommunications service providers have set up subsidiaries in India that offer a variety of services including network operation.

BT also outsources software development and other services to Indian service providers.

In addition to global customers, BT is also targeting India's domestic market with its services. BT Telecom India, a joint venture majority owned by BT, received licenses from the Indian government in February last year to operate international long distance and national long distance services.

BT provides its local customers with VPN (virtual private network) services using technologies such as IP (Internet Protocol), MPLS (Multi-protocol Label Switching) and ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode), while also addressing the networked IT service requirements of its multinational customers, the company said.