BT underlined its position in the broadband market on Friday by winning the Best Business Internet Provider category at the V3 Technology Awards.
The company won the most votes from V3 readers to triumph over rivals Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Colt, Cable & Wireless and BE Broadband.
BT's head of business broadband, Neil Scoresby, claimed that the award is proof that the firm is helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to work effectively and benefit from its offerings.
"Winning the award is great recognition that BT's broadband service is helping to meet the needs of SMEs and make their IT services an asset to help them do business as effectively as possible, especially in these tough economic times," he said.
"We have over one million customers in the UK from sole traders to firms with over 1,000 staff, so we can cater for all sorts of business requirements and are looking to innovate to help them do more."
Scoresby also said that BT is meeting the growing demands of businesses for a combination of fixed and mobile broadband services by offering free access to Openzone Wi-Fi hotspots, for example.
"We're also looking at an increased use of the cloud for 2012 to offer and host key applications for firms, and have just launched an Office 365 service in conjunction with Microsoft to help firms collaborate more effectively and reduce costs," he said.
"We're in a strong position in the market and, with our increasing rollout of fibre, we can help businesses operate at ever faster speeds and make the most of their investments with us. Hopefully we'll be back next year to take the award home again."
The awards saw several major vendors honoured by V3 readers. Microsoft took home four awards, including Best Desktop Application award for Office 365 and the overall Enterprise Software Firm for 2011 award.
Meanwhile, RIM received a boost after a difficult year when the BlackBerry Bold 9900 picked up the Best Business Smartphone award, and Vodafone took home Best Mobile Operator.
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