AT&T Wins $6.4 Million Oce Contract for Network and Voice Services
The Hague, Netherlands — AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that Océ (www.oce.com), an international leader in digital document management and printing for professionals, has selected AT&T to provide an Internet Protocol (IP)-based Virtual Private Network (VPN) in the United States in a four-year $6.4 million contract.
AT&T will deliver voice and data services, connecting Océ’s operations in the USA with the company’s global data centers in Germany. The contract covers 160 sites: 155 are in the U.S., two are in Europe, two are in Canada (Toronto and Montreal) and one is in Mexico. This is the latest agreement signed by AT&T with a corporation headquartered in Europe.
Océ is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-quality and innovative products and services for use by professionals in print and document management. The company operates in 80 countries and has its own sales and service establishments in more than 30 countries, employing 24,000-plus people. Océ’s research and manufacturing facilities are located in the Netherlands, the United States, Germany, Belgium, France, Romania, the Czech Republic, Canada and Singapore. The headquarters are in Venlo, Netherlands.
Océ is prominent in the United States, where the company does nearly half of its global business. The company provides a full range of digital print solutions, from networked multifunction office to variable data printers to wide-format solutions. Océ’s customer base includes many Fortune 1000 companies, major educational institutions and federal, state and local government entities.
Océ selected AT&T because of AT&T’s state-of-the-art IP network, which provides Océ with a scalable, reliable and easy-to-manage network that is suitable to cover the needs for flexible, advanced and cost-effective data communications on an industry-leading standard platform.
“Océ is pursuing a strategy toward consolidation and globalization of its IT infrastructure,” said Wilfred de Herder, chief information officer, Océ. “Optimal IP connectivity is enabling a variety of data, voice and video traffic within our organization. AT&T is the provider of choice and has demonstrated a fantastic global team and flexibility.”
The contract reflects how AT&T is capitalizing on the ongoing shift in network traffic from voice to data — and more important to IP-based data — as customers migrate from legacy packet networks to Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-based VPNs and managed applications. The company offers its multinational customer base consistent, resilient, standardized IP services around the world. These services include IP-based VPNs — which use the latest MPLS technology — and are complemented by an advanced portfolio of data-hosting services, applications and leading IP security offerings.
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