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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:01

Orange secures contract extension with Phillip Morris


European-based global telco and ICT services provider Orange Business Services has expanded its partnership with Phillip Morris International to provide the tobacco giant with global communications services until the end of 2021.

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”.

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - an iTWire treasure is a mentor and coach who volunteers also a writer and much valued founding partner of iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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