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September 17, 2012

Orange Business Services Recognized by Vertical Systems as 2012 Global Provider of Ethernet Services

By Shamila Janakiraman
TMCnet Contributor


Vertical Systems Group’s Mid-Year 2012 Global Provider Leaderboard has ranked Orange Business Services as leading global provider of Ethernet services for the third consecutive year. Orange Business Services is a branch of France Telecom (News - Alert)-Orange that is dedicated to B2B services, serving as a global integrator of communications solutions for multinational corporations.

According to a statement, France Telecom-Orange has developed very high-speed broadband networks, which is ultimately what enabled it to achieve this distinction. the Global Provider Leaderboard measures retail business Ethernet ports that are installed at customer sites that are foreign to providers.

Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group commented, “Once again, Orange (News - Alert) topped our Global Provider Leaderboard on the strength of its network reach, portfolio breadth and worldwide customer base.”

Orange has deployed a very high-speed network that helps in stimulating economic growth and competition. Additionally, the company strives to provide 100Mb-10G/s Ethernet access for strategic global customer sites, and is therefore investing in Ethernet Service. This helps Orange’s customers to expand their networks in emerging markets that are characterized by rapid growth.

Officials highlighted the fact that Orange Business Services (News - Alert) delivers International Ethernet Link in 79 cities in 40 countries besides adding seven cities in developing markets in 2012. Ethernet access to IP-based VPN has been deployed in 72 countries, including Madagascar, Mauritius, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia.

Furthermore, Orange Business Services delivers Ethernet as a standard solution in Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico and South Korea, with the company having added over 2,500 Ethernet connections since last year.

Nicolas Roy, head of the Network Solutions (News - Alert) Business Unit, Orange Business Services, said, “Orange has been in the top position on Vertical Systems Group’s biannual Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard since the end of 2009. This recognition exemplifies the ambition Orange Business Services has to continue emphasizing high-speed broadband as a key growth area, particularly developing countries.”

Orange Business Services owns a seamless network for voice and data, delivering communication services covering cloud computing, enterprise mobility, M2M, security, unified communications, videoconferencing and broadband.

In related news, esteemed Ethernet Extender provider, Patton (News - Alert) Electronics, recently unveiled its new line of ruggedized and multi-drop Ethernet Extenders, which boast a reach surpassing three miles in harsh conditions. This addition joins the company’s extensive offering of award-winning Ethernet Extender solutions, which extend long-range Ethernet both farther and faster than any other contender. To discover more about Patton, click here.

Patton will also be exhibiting at the ITEXPO West 2012 at booth #1014. To be held Oct. 2-5 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX, ITEXPO offers an educational program to help corporate decision makers select the right IP-based voice, video, fax and unified communications solutions to improve their operations.

Edited by Allison Boccamazzo

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