latest press releases
April 10, 2014
International SOS selects Orange Business Services to transform its global emergency response infrastructure
The solution will enable more than 1,200 International SOS physicians and 200 security specialists to assist clients at any location in the world via a secure and stable network: Orange Business Services will be supporting International SOS, the world’s leading integrated medical, clinical, and security services organization, in the transformation and management of its entire communications infrastructure including its emergency network. The objective is to enhance International SOS’s ability to provide 24x7 in-time life-saving support to its members in more than 70 countries, through 27 assistance centers and 36 International SOS clinics. Network consolidation enables centralized governance and cost savings: As part of a five-year contract, Orange will redesign, consolidate and manage International SOS’s various networks across 118 locations in 50 countries. In addition, Orange will provide a fully managed, integrated and optimized network solution that empowers International SOS with application prioritization and enables visibility and control over its infrastructure.
April 9, 2014
The Apple iPhone 5s is the bestselling smartphone at Orange in Q1 2014
- The bestsellers in Q1 2014 at Orange: Apple iPhone 5s and Samsung P5220 Galaxy Tab 3 - According to dschungelkompass.ch, Orange has cheapest offers for the iPhone 5s 16 GB for low and heavy users - Orange is the biggest sales channel for Samsung 4G tablets. The bestselling smartphone at Orange Centers in the first quarter of 2014 was the iPhone 5s, followed by the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 4s 8 GB. All in all, more than 90% of the PostPay smartphones sold by Orange are 4G/LTE-capable. Despite the adjustments made by its competitors to their offerings, Orange’s offers remain among the cheapest in the market. For example, a current price comparison carried out by dschungelkompass.ch showed that in the case of the popular iPhone 5s 16 GB, Orange is clearly the best option for low and heavy users alike. The bestsellers in the PrePay market were the Nokia 206, the Nokia 108 and the Alcatel Idol Mini. Smartphones now also account for half of all PrePay mobile devices sold.
March 31, 2014
Orange Business Services to unify communications and develop collaboration between 20,000 users for JTI
Five-year contract across 40 countries represents one of the largest deployments of Microsoft Lync. Orange Business Services has been chosen by JTI (Japan Tobacco International) to transform its digital working environment by moving its existing communications landscape to a fully managed unified communications solution based on Microsoft Lync® 2013. JTI is a leading international tobacco manufacturer headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. To create a workspace that fits JTI’s requirements, Orange Business Services will deploy and manage a unified communications solution to 104 JTI sites in 40 countries initially. The Lync-based solution will unify communications for 20,000 users with IM, Presence and Web conferencing services while 12,000 users will be enabled with Lync Enterprise voice and desktop video services, integrated with videoconferencing rooms. Orange will manage a hosted architecture and the entire ecosystem, including Sonus gateways and thousands of Polycom VVX Business Media Phones. An additional 3,000 mobile devices, tablets and smartphones will be Lync enabled.