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Lonza's New Contract with Orange Includes End-to-End UC and Collaboration Solution

December 16, 2013

Lonza, a supplier of chemical and biological active pharmaceutical ingredients to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life science industry has renewed and expanded its network contract with Orange Business Services.

Ernst Hutter, head of Global IT-Infrastructure Services, Lonza AG, said, “Orange Business Services is providing us a solution that is risk-free in terms of business continuity, allowing us to react quickly to business needs.”

Following a competitive bidding process, Orange Business Services was awarded the existing contract for four additional years in addition to including an end-to-end unified communications and collaboration solution to connect more than 11,000 Lonza staff around the world.

Orange Business Services serves all client needs with its network solution which spans over 60 sites located in 17 countries to the IP VPN. Connectivity is enabled by Ethernet links for the major locations and DSL access for small and medium locations. The network is equipped to carry real-time telepresence, video and voice traffic, said officials.

The Orange solution is flexible and can accommodate increased bandwidth, connect locations and can also support new applications and enhance collaboration. The expanded part of the contract, which includes unified communications and collaboration features, will enable efficient collaboration between geographically-dispersed experts which is vital for Lonza.

Dr. Helmut Reisinger, senior vice president for Europe, Russia and CIS, Orange Business Services remarked, “This contract renewal and expansion represents the continued trust Lonza has in Orange Business Services. Orange Business Services offers the fit for purpose service at each location to support Lonza’s business requirements for a robust, end-to-end unified communications and collaboration solution. Our high-bandwidth, high-quality and secure network is a key enabler for this global solution.”

Recently Renault and Orange announced a collaboration research project to test the automotive uses of very-high-speed, 4G/LTE (Long Term Evolution) connectivity. This endeavor will help produce vehicles which will be hyper- connected, enabling motorists to safely access their professional and personal digital worlds, wherever driving circumstances permit.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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