Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Orange Signs $2 Billion, 7-year Deal with SITA

SITA, which provides global communications for the air transport industry, and Orange Business Services announced a seven-year agreement, valued in excess of US$2 billion. The deal renews and broadens their existing partnership and covers an extensive range of Orange Business Services' communications services which SITA will provide to airlines, airports and other air industry participants around the world.

Francesco Violante, SITA CEO, said: "SITA is a leading provider of critical services to airports and airlines worldwide. Our extended partnership with Orange Business Services secures and enhances SITA's ability to deliver continued improvements and exceptional service levels for our communication solutions in over 220 countries and territories, supporting more than 1,800 customers."

Major services currently provided by SITA and Orange Business Services include AirportHub, which delivers IP and legacy services from a shared IP-based platform for over 500 airlines at airports worldwide; IPVPN networks which connect 13,500 air transport sites worldwide; SITA Mobility Access; and voice and convergence solutions.

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