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Orange Business Services Expands Business Everywhere in the US by Partnering with T-Mobile HotSpot


Public WiFi coverage brought to 35,000-plus hotspots in about 60 countries

Paris, June 30, 2006, Orange Business Services is adding hotspots in more than 7,000 public locations throughout the U.S. to its Public WiFi offering through its partnership with T-Mobile HotSpot. These additional hotspots bring its total coverage to more than 35,000 hotspots in about 60 countries.
Orange Business Services is integrating WiFi locations from T-Mobile HotSpot into the Public WiFi component of Business Everywhere, an award-winning mobility solution. T-Mobile HotSpot operates the largest carrier grade, commercial Wi-Fi network in the United States offering access at premier venues such as Starbucks and Hyatt Hotels and Resorts.
“Partnering with Orange Business Services offers enterprise customers more options to stay connected to what matters most,” said Joe Sims, vice president and general manager, T-Mobile HotSpot. “Today’s mobile worker needs ubiquitous access, reliability and enhanced security and this partnership delivers on all those fronts.”
Business Everywhere brings employees on the move a range of managed mobility solutions to stay in touch with their business partners. It enables them to work efficiently anywhere in fully secure conditions, with the same level of comfort as in the office.
T-Mobile US WiFi users can in the same way use the 1st WiFi network of France (17 000 OBS WiFi hotspots in France)

In addition to the worldwide coverage, Business Everywhere incorporates three key features:

Whether mobile users are at a customer site, in an airport or working from home, they can access their e-mail, corporate resources or the intranet securely from mobile devices. Business Everywhere integrates security features, such as data encryption, personal anti-virus and firewall protection.

Business Everywhere enables mobile employees to use the best high-speed network available at the time, no matter whether they choose to access the office through a mobile, fixed or cable network. What’s more, Business Everywhere offers competitive and innovative pricing on one invoice from one provider.

Connect to Business Everywhere with a single click via an easy-to-use interface, regardless of the country or the connection. The connection kit is compatible with Microsoft Windows operating systems and a wide range of mobile devices.

Business Everywhere now includes the leading WiFi coverage in the U.S. As a result, Orange Business Services can now offer its customers one of the most extensive coverage including premium locations such as airports and hotels frequented by business travelers"

about Orange Business Services
Orange Business Services represents the business communications solutions and services provided by the France Telecom Group as of June 1st, 2006. They were previously sold under the France Telecom, Orange, Equant, Etrali, Almerys, EGT, Expertel Consulting, France Telecom Intelmatique, SETIB and Solicia brands.
The offers include converged voice, data and mobile services as well as IT expertise and managed services, all designed to transform business processes and improve productivity. Orange Business Services is present in 166 countries and territories and serves customers in 220.


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