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Lonza Expands Network Contract with Orange Business Services

December 18, 2013

Orange Business Services is connecting more than 11,000 Lonza’s staff around the world with its end-to-end unified communications and collaboration solution.

Both companies have shared business relationship for over a decade and have now renewed and expanded their network contract.

Lonza, a supplier to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life science industry awarded this new contract after a competitive bidding process.

Orange Business Services has won this contract for four additional years.

“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,” said Ernst Hutter, head of Global IT-Infrastructure Services, Lonza AG. “It is flexible and can easily increase bandwidth, connect locations and support new applications and collaboration needs.”

Connecting more than 60 sites in 17 countries to the IP VPN, the Orange Business Services network solution uses Ethernet links for the major locations and DSL access for small and medium locations.

The network can successfully carry real-time Telepresence, video and voice traffic for its global client base. Lonza is satisfied with the network services that enable efficient collaboration between geographically-dispersed experts.

“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,” said Dr. Helmut Reisinger, senior vice president for Europe, Russia and CIS, Orange Business Services. “Our high-bandwidth, high-quality and secure network is a key enabler for this global solution.”

Orange Business Services was in news earlier this month when it was recognized as the Best Global Operator at the 2013 World Communications Awards.

It was also recognized for Best Cloud Service, Best Enterprise Service and Best Small Business Service at the event. The company also recently unveiled the first U.S.-based integration and briefing center in Clearwater, Fla. 

Edited by Ryan Sartor

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