|[April 26, 2012]
Cotecna and Orange to Provide Secure M2M Tracking and Transit Monitoring Solutions
GENEVA & PARIS --(Business Wire)--
one of the world's leading international testing, inspection and
certification companies, and Orange
Business Services, a leading global integrator of communications
services, have entered into a partnership to combine the synergies of
the two Groups to offer best-in-class, secure machine-to-machine (M2M)
track and trace solutions, particularly for customs transit monitoring.
Cotecna is the foremost supplier of transit monitoring services with its
Cotrack® solution, helping governments to fight fraud and
secure the transport of sensitive merchandise such as petroleum
products. Cotecna first installed Cotrack® in Senegal in
2009. Cotecna has more than 38 years of extensive experience in customs
and border control solutions and in the implementation and operation, in
challenging environments, of complex solutions involving very
specialized and advanced technologies.
With 200-plus experts dedicated to M2M, Orange Business Services (News - Alert) brings
together expertise in consulting, design, innovation, integration,
project management and service management along with leading-edge
knowledge of the M2M ecosystem. M2M
solutions from Orange allow machines, devices and objects to
communicate in real time without human intervention and can be
integrated with communication tools, such as the Internet, networks, and
telephone systems, necessary for an optimal track and trace solution.
Orange offers a long-lasting, adapted SIM that can cope with extreme
conditions and can be used anywhere in the world. M2M solutions from
Orange are complemented by a seamless
global network that provides IP access in 220 countries and
territories and supports more than 2.5 million active M2M connections.
Through this Cotecna-Orange Business Services partnership, Cotecna will
be able to propose specific Orange M2M solutions in many market
segments. Already, the added value of this partnership has been clearly
proven in the development of an exclusive turn-key transit monitoring
solution, which has been successfully operating in the West African
country of Togo since December 2011.
Pierre-Olivier Pellegrin, senior vice president Security & Inspection
Technology, Cotecna, said: "As a company that prides itself on its
flexibility and ability to provide specific tailor-made solutions for
our clients, the capability of Orange to supply such a comprehensive
package of technologies across a global landscape is of utmost
importance to Cotecna's expansion."
"We are very excited to partner with Cotecna, an industry pioneer that
is driving M2M innovation," said Helmut Reisinger, senior vice
president, Orange Business Services Europe. "Orange has created M2M
solutions in a wide spectrum of industry sectors. Our M2M and industry
expertise provides a solid foundation for Cotecna's plans to implement
M2M solutions tailored to the secure transit monitoring industry.
Business M2M is a perfect example of how Orange is helping customers
like Cotecna use innovative technology to evolve their business models,
even into fast growing emerging markets."
Founded in Switzerland in 1974, the Cotecna group offers a wide range of
Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) services. Cotecna is a
pioneer in areas such as risk management, destination inspection and
scanner integration projects and also offers customs modernization
programs, customs valuation assistance, trade security solutions and
commercial inspections. For a full description of our services, please
The Cotecna Group has a combined workforce of about 4,000 employees and
agents in close to 100 offices. For more information visit www.cotecna.com.
About Orange Business Services
Orange Business Services, the France Telecom (News - Alert)-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 170,000 employees worldwide and sales of 33.8 billion
euros in the first nine months of 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
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.
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