France Telecom SA : Orange Business Services Tops Vertical Systems Group's Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard for Third Consecutive Year
04/25/2012| 03:05am US/Eastern
Remains Market Leader in Ethernet Services for Multinational
Orange Business Services is the leading global provider of Ethernet
Services for the third consecutive year, according to Vertical Systems
2011 Global Provider Leaderboard. The Global Provider Leaderboard
measures retail business Ethernet ports installed at customer sites
outside of a provider's primary home country.
The development of very high-speed broadband networks is one of the
driving forces of France Telecom-Orange's corporate project, Conquests
2015. Very high-speed network development is an important factor
that will stimulate economic growth and competition in the future. To
achieve this ambition, Orange continues investing in Ethernet
Services with a goal of providing 100Mb-10G/s Ethernet access
worldwide for strategic customer sites, enabling customers to expand
their networks, especially in emerging markets.
Orange Business Services offers International
Ethernet Link in 40
countries and Ethernet access to IP-based VPN in 72 countries, up
from 62 countries last year.
"Orange Business Services' broad worldwide service reach helped the
company achieve the top position on the 2011 Global Provider Ethernet
Leaderboard," said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group.
"During the past year, global Ethernet access has become increasingly
important for multinational enterprises as they support cloud-based
services and higher bandwidth applications."
"We are very pleased to be at the top of the Ethernet Services Full-Year
Leaderboard for the third consecutive year," said Nicolas Roy, head of
the Network Solutions Business Unit, Orange Business Services. "This
recognition exemplifies the ambition Orange Business Services has to
continue emphasizing high-speed broadband as a key growth area."
About Orange Business Services
Orange Business Services, the France Telecom-Orange branch dedicated to
B2B services, is a leading global integrator of communications solutions
for multinational corporations. With the world's largest, seamless
network for voice and data, Orange Business Services reaches 220
countries and territories with local support in 166. Offering a
comprehensive package of communication services covering cloud
computing, enterprise mobility, M2M, security, unified communications,
videoconferencing, and broadband, Orange Business Services delivers a
best-in-class customer experience across a global landscape. Thousands
of enterprise customers and 1.4 million mobile data users rely on an
Orange Business Services international platform for communicating and
conducting business. Orange Business Services is a four-time winner of
Best Global Operator at the World Communication Awards. Learn more at www.orange-business.com.
France Telecom-Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications
operators with 172,000 employees worldwide and sales of 45.3 billion
euros in 2011. Orange is the Group's single brand for Internet,
television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the
company operates. France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris
(compartment A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.
Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this
material are trade marks of Orange Brand Services Limited, Orange France
or France Telecom.
About Vertical Systems Group
Vertical Systems Group (www.verticalsystems.com)
is recognized worldwide as a leading market research and strategic
consulting firm specializing in defensible quantification of the
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