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Independent report analyzes the geographic coverage of Orange Business Services in Asia Pacific

February 9, 2011, Paris and Singapore, France and Singapore

Orange provides access to its next-generation converged IP network through 157 points of presence (PoPs) in 101 cities across 40 countries in Asia Pacific

Gartner Inc evaluated Orange Business Services in its comparative market analysis of geographic coverage in
Asia Pacific among network service providers (NSPs) with Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network infrastructure.

According to Gartner, demand is strong for connectivity as more multinational companies expand in Asia, including connectivity to newly emerging markets.

In the assessment of the NSPs' international network infrastructure, Gartner focused on their ability to provide:

  • comprehensive geographic coverage of all key markets using their own network infrastructure, with special emphasis on China and India.
  • extensive domestic connectivity in key markets, using MPLS NNIs with local carriers.
  • high network resilience, based on a level of redundancy built into the network and the availability of a backup POP in key cities.

Yee-May Leong, senior vice president, Orange Business Services Asia Pacific, said:   
“Access to a next-generation IP network that meets critical business needs for coverage, capacity, performance and resilience is a key differentiator for multinationals operating in Asia Pacific. Orange Business Services continues to invest in enhancing our market-leading connectivity and services to better serve our customers.”

Orange Business Services in Asia Pacific
With 157 points of presence (PoPs) in 101 cities across 40 countries and territories, Orange Business Services offers multinational customers in Asia Pacific access to its next-generation converged IP network that delivers enhanced coverage, capacity, performance and resilience. Customers benefit from a fully resilient network infrastructure within Asia and to/from Europe and the U.S. with diverse cable paths linking the Asia Pacific network. In India, Orange has invested in more PoPs, ahead of other foreign carriers, and enjoys a head start in China by being the first to have network-to-network interfaces with both China Telecom and China Unicom, offering IP VPN access in 200 cities.

About Orange Business Services
Orange Business Services, the France Telecom Orange branch dedicated to B2B services, is a leading global integrator of communications solutions for multinational corporations. With the world’s largest, seamless network for voice and data, Orange Business Services reaches 220 countries and territories with local support in 166. Offering a comprehensive package of communication services covering cloud computing, enterprise mobility, M2M, security, unified communications, videoconferencing, and broadband, Orange Business Services delivers a best-in-class customer experience across a global landscape. Thousands of enterprise customers and 1.4 million users rely on an Orange Business Services international platform for communicating and conducting business. Orange Business Services is a four-time winner of Best Global Operator at the World Communication Awards. Learn more at

About Orange
Orange is the key brand of France Telecom, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators. With more than 131 million customers, the Orange brand covers internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the Group operates. At the end of 2009, France Telecom had sales of 44.8 billion euros (33.7 billion euros for the first nine months of 2010). At Sept. 30, 2010, the Group had a total customer base of 203 million customers in 32 countries. These include 144.5 million mobile customers and 13.3 million broadband Internet (ADSL, FTTH) customers worldwide. Orange is one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband Internet services and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.

With its industrial project, "conquests 2015", Orange is simultaneously addressing its employees, customers and shareholders, as well as the society in which the company operates, through a concrete set of action plans. These commitments are expressed through a new vision of human resources for employees; through the deployment of a network infrastructure upon which the Group will build its future growth; through the Group's ambition to offer a superior customer experience thanks in particular to improved quality of service; and through the acceleration of international development.

France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trade marks of Orange Brand Services Limited, Orange France or France Telecom.

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