Thursday, November 8, 2007

Orange Business Awarded Long Distance License in Russia

Orange Business Services is set to win a long distance phone license in Russia. With this new license, Orange Business Services said it will be well positioned to provide large and medium-sized businesses with international and national long-distance services throughout the country, starting early 2008.

Over the past two years, Orange installed its long-distance voice infrastructure in Russia. Over US $200 million (approximately EUR136 million) have been invested to create our next-generation MPLS-based IP backbone network in the country.

The final step to be awarded with this long-distance license was to receive dialling codes 59 and 54. This order was signed by Leonid Reiman, Russian Minister for Information Technology and Communication, on November 7, 2007.

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