As part of this latest contract extension, Orange will deliver a range of managed services to 40,000 users worldwide, including a hybrid network and unified communications in more than 400 Phillip Morris sites across four continents.
PMI will continue to leverage the capabilities the two companies have created together, including the deployment of Microsoft Skype for Business to help empower staff and facilitate flexible work arrangements at home, in the office or on the go.
Under the contract, Orange is also deploying a hybrid network for PMI to handle the company’s “insatiable bandwidth demands” from video, connected devices and rich media. The hybrid network is a key enabler of PMI, to access real time and rich media content both on private or public clouds, with the necessary security and reliability.
“We believe that hybrid networks are the glue to make digital components come together as digital reality, and we are looking forward to our future projects with Orange Business Services,” said Terry Coates, vice-president, Global Technology Services, Philip Morris International.
Anne-Sophie Lotgering, senior vice-president Europe, Russia & CIS, Orange Business Services, says the company is “fully on board to further support PMI’s digital transformation with our next-generation networks and commitment to provide an unmatched experience for our longstanding customer”.