Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Orange Business Services Expands in India via Acquisition

France Telecom has acquired the enterprise and managed services divisions of GTL Limited, an Indian company specialized in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) including integration and managed services. Financial terms were not disclosed.

This acquisition strengthens the local presence of Orange Business Services, the business communications arm of the France Telecom Group. Services for Indian and multinational corporations (MNCs) throughout the region include:

  • PBX/IP Voice solutions, WAN/LAN integration and optimization

  • CRM solutions and CRM application integration capabilities

  • On-site and remote management of networks, servers, desktops and security services.

The acquired divisions generated revenues of approximately EUR 21 million in fiscal year 2006-07, growing 34% year-on-year. It counts 591 employees, including 200 certified engineers, and a customer base of 450 Indian and multinational clients (such as Citibank, Standard Chartered, Deloitte, WNS, First Source, etc.).