Thursday, May 29, 2008

Cisco Provides Major Network Upgrade for Orange Business Services

Cisco is providing a major network upgrade project to improve and extend Orange Business Services' international IP VPN. The project will help Orange Business Services bring new advanced services to multinational organizations on a global basis, including Cisco Unified Communications and Cisco TelePresence for virtual ‘in-person' meetings.

Orange Business Services already uses the Cisco IP Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture. This new phase of network development will introduce greater efficiencies through the convergence of multiple legacy networks into one end-to-end IP network and add new capabilities such as multicast VPN and IPv6 over MPLS at the network edge.

"Rich media and Web 2.0 are driving the next wave of business productivity," added Pankaj Patel, senior vice president for the Service Provider Technology Group at Cisco. "With the latest phase in the transformation of Orange Business Services' network, we are working together even more closely to offer an increasingly integrated set of services to Orange Business Services customers."