Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Orange Business Selected by German Foreign Office, Zurich

Orange Business Services has won a Europe-wide tender issued by the German Foreign Office. The five-year agreement includes a terrestrial wide area network (WAN) for 180 sites worldwide, WAN connection via satellite (operated by Satlynx and Orange) for an additional 50 sites, consulting and voice services, as well as an extensive service management package. The new contract represents an 85 percent increase in contract value compared to the previous agreement.

In addition, Zurich Insurance Company (Zurich), one of the leading global insurance-based financial services providers, has renewed its outsourcing contract with Orange Business Services for three additional years. Since 2003, Orange has been managing Zurich's telecom and network services across Europe. Orange is providing mobile voice and data services to more than 5,000 Zurich employees paired with Blackberry services for another 3,000 users. Fully managed global video conferencing solutions such as Telepresence and HD video were just recently added to the service catalog, another way Zurich can take full advantage of its converged IP network.

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