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August 31, 2011

Orange to Increase Network Capacity across Latin America
By Narayan Bhat
TMCnet Contributor

France Telecom’s (News - Alert) subsidiary Orange is gearing up to upgrade its telecom network across the Latin America as part of its plans to expand its supplementary services such as high-speed broadband, MPLS, international Ethernet link and telepresence.

The upgrading is likely to increase its network capacity by ten times meeting the needs of its multinational enterprise customers in the region.

The decision to upgrade the network comes after the carrier unveiled its plans to generate $1.4 billion in emerging markets in 2015.

The drive to increase network capacity will begin in October 2011 and may cover many countries including Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru and Panama, the operator stated in a press release.

The network upgrading program aims to connect Latin America to the East Coast of the United States via Brazil and to the West Coast of the United States via Chile. The upgrade will enhance quality of service for customers with improved latency to the West Coast, while also supporting the growing capacity requirements from Asia-Pacific.

Orange (News - Alert) Business Services has 122 points of presence across 31 countries in Latin America. With more than 650 employees and a major service center Orange serves more than 400 customers in the region.

“We continue to see increased global expansion not only by our multinational customers looking to grow in Latin America,” said Mauro Cruzeiro, vice president of Latin America for Orange Business Services (News - Alert). ”We also see more and more Latin American enterprises expanding within the region and beyond.”

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Narayan Bhat is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Narayan’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves


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