Verizon enhances global enterprise network platform in Africa and Middle East

By Telecom Lead Team: Mobile major Verizon has expanded its enterprise network
platform, enabling enterprises to benefit from Verizon’s Private IP service in
six additional telecom markets in Africa, and Bahrain and Qatar in the Middle


Verizon customers with locations in
these emerging markets can effectively exchange data and global business
applications and employ the company’s managed network and security


Enterprise will be able to utilize
Verizon’s multiprotocol label switching network and the reach of the company’s
network alliance provider Vodacom Business in Africa.


Verizon enterprise customers can add
Private IP services to their offices in: Gabon on Africa’s western coast;
Djibouti and Ethiopia on the Horn of Africa; Malawi and Zimbabwe in Eastern
Africa; and Swaziland in the southern region. Verizon professional consulting
services can help customers in the region design and implement a networking
solution tailored to their business requirements. 


“This expansion further
demonstrates our commitment to this emerging region and meeting the evolving
requirements of our multinational business and government
customers. Expansive network services like Verizon’s Private IP will play
a central role in creating global connections between people, machines and
their environments, and contributing to business and societal
progress,” said Martin Burvill, vice president of enterprise sales
for Europe, Middle East and Africa.


Private IP customers benefit from six classes of service (CoS), and
latency-sensitive applications, such as VoIP and video, receive priority over
less time-sensitive applications such as email. The ability to prioritize
applications, combined with advanced reporting tools for network and
application performance to the desktop and user level, makes Private IP an
ideal global platform for business communications and day-to-day operations.


The expansion brings to 21 the
number of African countries where Verizon’s Private IP is now available.
The other countries are: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia in Africa’s eastern
region; Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Morocco and Nigeria in the northern and
western coastal regions; and Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and
South Africa in the central and southern regions.  In the Middle East,
services are also available in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Saudi
Arabia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai).


U.S. Postal Service signs $186 million
deal with Verizon


Postal Service of the U.S. has selected mobile service provider Verizon as a
prime contractor in the Postal Service’s Telecommunications Integrated Postal
Services (TIPN) contract. The size of the six-year agreement is $186 million.


will continue to plan, design, install and manage a private, converged Internet
protocol communications network based on multiprotocol label switching (MPLS)
that supports many aspects of the U.S. mail system today and provides a
foundation for future technologies.


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