Telecom Lead Europe: Orange Business Services has
bagged a five-year contract from mining company Rio Tinto to deliver
networking and security services to more than 280 Rio Tinto sites
around the world.
Orange Business Services will support Rio Tinto users in
global offices as well as remote mining locations such as Canga East
in Guinea, Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia and Almaty in Kazakhstan.
The new deal enables Rio Tinto to consolidate IT
infrastructure, enhance network performance and further integrate global
resources cost effectively. The contract will allow consolidation of IT
infrastructure and services while addressing developing business requirements
and improving agility and flexibility.
As per the agreement, Orange Business Services will offer
WAN services including satellite access and network management, as
well as secure Internet gateways and traffic optimization.
Orange Business Services and Rio Tinto will a dedicated
service management structure, backed by global consulting and project
management, and supported through a service catalog and order management portal.
Over the past decade, Orange’s technology and service
solutions have supported our divestment and acquisition activities. We
look forward to continuing to work with them to support our growth program,
especially in developing nations where we will leverage Orange’s far reaching
network capabilities,” said Scott Singer, head of Global Business
Services, Rio Tinto.
With 1,500 points-of-presence around the world, our high
performance global network allows us to provide Rio Tinto with secure services
and coverage any time, anywhere, whether terrestrially or over satellite,”
said Gordon Makryllos, managing director, Orange Business Services Australasia.