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Brewing firm SAB Miller has signed a $120 million (£86 million) network and telecoms service deal with BT.

Under the five-year contract, BT will manage the company’s networked IT services and its telecommunications, in the UK, the rest of Europe and Latin America. It will also provide datacentre connectivity to SAB Miller in North America, South Africa and Hong Kong.

SABMiller produces beer brands including Grolsch, Miller and Peroni Nastro Azzurro. It extensively uses SAP enterprise resource planning software, HP ProLiant servers and the Microsoft SQL Server platform.

Last November, rival InBev, which brews the Stella Artois and Becks lagers, said it was gearing up to integrate IT with AnheuserBush as the two companies merged.