Cisco Transforms International Network for Orange Business Services
Enables Cisco Unified Communications and TelePresence
PARIS and SAN JOSE, Calif., May 2008 - Cisco and Orange Business Services announced today that the two companies have embarked on a major network upgrade project to improve and extend Orange Business Services’ international Internet Protocol virtual private network (IP VPN).
The project will help Orange Business Services bring new advanced services to multinational organizations on a global basis, expanding its portfolio of innovative collaboration solutions that combine voice, data and video to include Cisco Unified Communications and Cisco TelePresence for virtual ’in-person’ meetings.
Cisco and Orange Business Services have collaborated over the past decade to develop a market-leading portfolio of IP VPN services based on 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 MultiProtocol Label Switching (MPLS) at the network edge. The deployment of a new generation of Cisco IP NGN routing technology will bring Orange Business Services’ international network even closer to its customers’ locations to deliver consistent quality of experience in 220 countries and territories.
Barbara Dalibard, president and CEO, Orange Business Services, said: “We have enjoyed a long history of successful collaboration with Cisco. With Cisco’s support, we deliver a world-class portfolio of managed voice, data and mobility solutions to multinational organizations. Our joint expertise will take Orange Business Services to the next level of service quality and creativity.”
“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.”
Orange Business Services achieved Cisco Global Certified Partner status in September 2007, the first service provider partner to reach this goal worldwide.
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