latest press releases
June 13, 2013
HEINEKEN chooses Orange Business Services as its global communications provider
Orange supports HEINEKEN in its ambition to expand in high-growth markets and enhance communications for 60,000 employees globally. Heineken NV (“HEINEKEN”), the world’s most international brewer, has chosen Orange Business Services to unify the majority of its global communications infrastructure connecting 60,000 employees across 1,100-plus sites in 53 countries, under a 5-year, multimillion euro contract. a secured, flexible network to support HEINEKEN’s global operations and expansion: Relying on its direct presence in 166 countries, Orange Business Services will deploy a highly secured and scalable private network to HEINEKEN’s existing locations around the world including a wide range of countries such as: Belarus, Brazil, Ethiopia, La Réunion, Poland, Russia, St. Lucia, and South Korea. The network solution has been designed to support HEINEKEN’s international expansion and will enable rapid deployment to new locations especially in high-growth regions such as Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America where the global brewer has a strong presence. Advanced communication and collaboration services to optimize user experience. The network connectivity will provide a robust platform for Orange Business Services to integrate: - remote access solutions to allow HEINEKEN’s employees to securely access their work environment; - application and network optimization solutions to ensure communication fluidity and prioritization of business critical applications; and - audio conferencing and global voice services to enable reliable, enterprise-class call quality for more productive meetings.
May 29, 2013
Orange Business Services and T-Systems create greater reach for international videoconferences
T-Systems, Deutsche Telekom's corporate customer arm, and Orange Business Services have signed an interprovider agreement for Corporate Video services that will allow customers who use T-Systems' Corporate Video Exchange Services to meet live with customers of Orange's Telepresence Community via videoconference. This innovative Corporate Video solution reproduces the direct interaction between people at different sites so realistically that participants feel as if they were in the same room, even when they are actually thousands of miles apart. Thanks to this interprovider connectivity, companies can hold real-time video meetings easily and securely between companies; the telepresence and video infrastructure is provided by either T-Systems or Orange Business Services. This new element in the business video ecosystem enhances the value of investments made by customers in video technology and managed video services. T-Systems and Orange Business Services already have video interconnections with other providers in place and will continue to expand these networks to give their customers access to as many video users around the world as possible. The goal is to make Corporate Video links as easy and manageable as a simple phone call. Thanks to the outstanding user-friendliness of the Corporate Video Exchange Services, subscribers can concentrate fully on their meeting agenda and don't have to worry about the technical details.
May 28, 2013
Orange takes over as 4G market leader and launches further service excellence initiatives; solid quarterly results
title“As an operator focussing on service excellence, it is our job to simplify technology and make it human again. This is why we have decided to offer 4G to all our customers – new and existing alike – at no extra cost and irrespective of whether they have a subscription. We are the first to launch 4G services that everyone can afford. Orange is the first to offer 4G services to PrePay customers as well. Although 4G is actually just a very fast technology, we are very excited about the wide range of new possibilities it can open up for our customers. To make sure everyone can enjoy it as quickly as possible, we plan to achieve 71% population coverage by the end of the year. Given that we were able to launch 4G ahead of schedule, I am convinced that we can also reach this year-end target. In my view, offering our 4G network to all customers and pushing ahead with the rapid expansion of 4G coverage for everyone makes us the market leader in 4G in Switzerland. And we will keep on fighting for this position,” said Orange CEO Johan Andsjö. Orange has launched its 4G network in record time and ahead of schedule. Orange 4G offers download speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s (the theoretical maximum speed), and the company plans to upgrade this step-by-step to 150 Mbit/s.