Telecom Lead Middle East: Orange Business Services, a
subsidiary of France Telecom-Orange, has entered into a multi-year
contract with ZIM, a shipping container company to provide global MPLS network.
Under this contract, this future-ready network will
include optimized routing, guaranteed business continuity and backup solutions,
as well as a unified communications and cloud computing services-ready platform
and is underpinned by SLAs adapted by site.
We were looking for a reliable, transparent business
communications partner, not simply a network services provider. Orange Business
Services responded to this need. Its strategy and portfolio allow us to move
forward with our business while being assured we will have a partner all along
the road that is capable of adapting to our needs,” said Dudi Avni, CIO,
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services.
Headquartered in Israel, ZIM will use its global network
to support its more than 100 vessels, carrying more than 2,000,000 containers
yearly, and 6,000 employees serving ports of call in more than 120 countries.
The Orange global MPLS network is delivering significant
benefits to ZIM and is supporting its business worldwide. For ZIM, we are
providing a global network for its mission-critical sites that provides
optimized value for money and meets the customer’s goal of reducing network
management costs. This extremely reliable network improves round-trip delay and
ensures superior site availability, both very important benefits for a leader
in the shipping industry,” said Helmut Reisinger, senior vice president, Orange
Business Services Europe.
Orange Business Services opens office in Saudi Arabia
Recently, Orange Business Services opened its new office
in Saudi capital Riyadh. The new office will address the significant ICT market
opportunity in Saudi and also strengthen its position within the domestic market.