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August 30, 2011

Orange Business Services Expands its Network Capacity across Latin America
By Meenakshi Shankar
TMCnet Contributor

Orange Business Services (News - Alert), a division of the France Telecom-Orange, and a global integrator of communications solutions, unveiled its plan to expand the capacity of its Latin American network by ten times due to growing demand from its multinational enterprise customers. Latin America is a key growth market for Orange Business Services.

The Company’s press release indicated that the expansion will begin in October 2011, covering Brazil and Chile, followed by Argentina, Peru and Panama. The upgraded network will accommodate customers' needs for expanding high-speed broadband services, including MPLS, International Ethernet Link and video services, such as Telepresence (News - Alert).

"We continue to see increased global expansion not only by our multinational customers looking to grow in Latin America," Mauro Cruzeiro, vice president of Latin America for Orange Business Services said in a press release.

"We also see more and more Latin American enterprises expanding within the region and beyond," Cruzeiro added.

As indicated, the new network ring will connect Latin America to the East Coast of the United States via Brazil and to the West Coast of the United States via Chile (through Peru and Panama). The upgrade, as believed by the company, will enhance quality of service for customers with improved latency to the West Coast, while also supporting the growing capacity requirements from Asia-Pacific.

As part of the company's conquests 2015 growth strategy, Orange Business Services aims to generate revenues of EUR1 billion in emerging markets in 2015.

Orange Business Services has 122 points of presence across 31 countries in Latin America. Offering a comprehensive package of communication services covering cloud computing, enterprise mobility, M2M, security, unified communications, videoconferencing, and broadband, Orange Business Services serves more than 400 customers in the region from various sectors, such as energy, government, healthcare, retail, telecommunications, and transportation.

In related news, TMC (News - Alert) reported that Vertical Systems Group’s Full-Year 2010 Global Provider Leaderboard has rated Orange Business Services as the global leader in Ethernet Services for the second consecutive year.

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Meenakshi Shankar is a TMCnet contributor. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves


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