Siemens reassociates with Orange Business Services for global network infrastructure

25th February 2014 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |


siemens-logoEschborn and Paris, Feb. 25, 2014:  Siemens AG, a global electronics and electrical engineering company, has awarded Orange Business Services a contract extension and expansion for a global Wide Area Network (WAN) connecting 1,500 sites in 90 countries.

The performance of its communications infrastructure will enable Siemens to take full advantage of cloud services and applications, voice over IP and telepresence, and to improve the support of its business processes.

As part of the network expansion, Orange Business Services will migrate
470 sites in 26 countries in addition to the existing 1,030 sites in 69
countries that have been managed for Siemens since 2009. This additional
consolidation will further reduce complexity and boost network performance
and agility.

“As a globally operating company with offices all over the world, we need
a reliable and sustainable communication network that is a critical
business enabler and can evolve with our business,” said Dr. Norbert
Kleinjohann, CIO of Siemens. “We chose Orange Business Services because of
their ability to deliver seamless Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
network coverage worldwide in combination with high security standards,
quality of service, local support and an attractive price-performance
ratio. We also appreciate their flexibility and good cooperation. Orange
Business Services is a trusted partner to Siemens over the past several

Over time, demands on the Siemens WAN have increased with virtual teams
and teleworkers collaborating on projects around the globe. Orange
Business Services can meet the customer’s evolving needs by combining
proven and next-generation technology with a cost-effective and innovative
service portfolio, including cloud- and Web-based services and solutions.
Additionally, with a dedicated single point of contact service desk and
local presence in 166 countries, Orange Business Services ensures that
Siemens receives premium managed network services in the 90 countries it
operates based on a global-local governance established with the customer.
“We are pleased to have been chosen by Siemens to migrate 470 additional
sites and to continue to manage its critical global communications
infrastructure,” said Dr. Helmut Reisinger, senior vice president, Orange
Business Services Europe, Russia & CIS.

“As a company with a pioneering
role in terms of technology, Siemens set high benchmarks for this project.
Combining an innovative solution approach with specialization in providing
robust seamless network services on a global level, Orange Business
Services has the expertise to efficiently implement and manage projects of
this scale including all areas in fast growing emerging markets.
Definitely our global and local governance capabilities have made a
difference in addition to our leading global network capabilities.”


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