|[March 26, 2012]
Orange Business Services Provides 132-Site Global Network for Aggreko
PARIS --(Business Wire)--
Orange (News - Alert) Business Services is providing managed IP VPN services to 132
sites in 31 countries for Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of
temporary power and temperature control services.
The 36-month contract extension and renewal with Orange Business
Services supports Aggreko's geographic growth, particularly in emerging
markets - including nine South American countries, as well as China and
With the world's largest IP VPN - reaching 177 countries including the
emerging markets - Orange supports Aggreko's core business applications,
including ERP, Business Intelligence, financial and billing systems as
well as new and planned telephony services such as video conferencing
and IP Telephony, which will enable enhanced collaboration across
Aggreko's group-wide offices.
"When considering this renewal, we weighed the option of using several
regional organizations and other worldwide solution providers to meet
our strategic needs, versus retaining Orange Business Services (News - Alert) as our
worldwide provider and partner," said Stephen Henry, Director of
Infrastructure and Operations, Aggreko. "Orange's global strategy and
strong performance over the last eight years convinced us they are the
partner we can trust to continue delivering our global network services.
By nature of what we do, we operate and work in remote areas of the
world with limited coverage, and Orange's geographic reach and expertise
in delivering a solution that fits our requirements in a timely manner
were deciding factors."
"Orange Business Services is a strategic partner for companies like
Aggreko that are looking to strongly expand into emerging
markets," said Helmut Reisinger, senior vice president, Orange Business
Services Europe. "As part of our conquests
2015 growth strategy, Orange Business Services aims to generate more
than €1 billion of revenues in emerging markets by 2015 and is making
the necessary investments to meet that goal. Our cloud-ready network can
efficiently accommodate customers' needs in emerging markets for
expanding high-speed broadband services, video services, such
as Telepresence (News - Alert), as well as enterprise-grade cloud solutions including
Collaboration as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service and Security as
a Service to name a few coupled with on-site services given our direct
presence in 166 countries."
Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and
temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 3,800 people
operating from 148 locations. In 2010 we served customers in about 100
countries, and had revenues of approximately GBP 1.2bn (USD 1.9bn or
Euros 1.4bn). Aggreko plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange
(AGK.L), is a member of the FTE-100 index, and is headquartered in
Scotland. For more information, please visit the company website at www.aggreko.com.
Aggreko provides power and temperature control solutions to customers
who need them either very quickly, or for a short or indeterminate
length of time. Examples would be the supply of power to an industrial
site which needs to service its permanent power supply, supplying a
whole city in times of power shortage, or providing a major sporting
event with power and cooling systems. We serve our customers either
through our 148 service centres, which we call the Local business, or
globally through our International Power Projects business.
In the Local
business, which accounts for about half of our revenues, we hire our
equipment to customers, who then operate it for themselves, although we
retain responsibility for servicing and maintaining it. In the International
Power Projects business, which also accounts for about half of our
revenues, we operate as a power producer. We install and operate power
plants and we charge our customers both for providing the generating
capacity, and for the electricity we produce. We design and manufacture
equipment specifically for these requirements in our factory in
Recent customers include the 2008
Beijing Olympic Games, the Vancouver
2010 Olympic Winter Games and the power utilities in over 50
countries including the UK,
Indonesia, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Chile,
and the USA.
In 2010 we fulfilled almost 40,000 customers' assignments and when
researched, 68% of them gave us a recommendation of 9 or 10 out of 10.
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 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.
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