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Integrated Access provides Orange Business Services customers lower-cost hybrid network

August 25, 2011, Paris, France

three network accesses can share Ethernet Local Loop

As the leading global provider of Ethernet Services, Orange Business Services offers multiservice Ethernet access through the Integrated Access option to its International Ethernet Link customers. Integrated Access allows companies to optimize network access costs and complete their architecture with hybrid solutions. According to the Vertical Systems Group’s Full-Year 2010 Global Provider Leaderboard, Orange Business Services is the Ethernet Services global leader for the second consecutive year.

Businesses of all sizes are becoming increasingly dependent on Ethernet to provide a high-bandwidth, multipoint network connecting geographically dispersed locations. By mutualizing the Ethernet Local Loop between three network accesses from Orange Business Services – International Ethernet Link, IP VPN and Internet Direct – Integrated Access provides companies a way to control costs while enabling better, more efficient data sharing and collaboration.

Orange Business Services offers International Ethernet Link, its Ethernet offer for large MNC customers in 40 countries and Ethernet access to IP-based VPN in 52 countries and extending to 62 during the second quarter of 2011. The France Telecom-Orange Group continues investing in Ethernet with a goal of providing 100Mb-10G/s Ethernet access worldwide for our strategic customer sites.

“Orange Business Services recognizes very high-speed broadband as a key growth area,” said Marc Blanchet, senior vice president of Global Communications Solutions, Orange Business Services. “We have customers already benefiting from Integrated Access which allows them to benefit from a robust, resilient network using different technologies in order to achieve the optimal balance between cost and performance.”

A graphic showing Integrated Access over Ethernet Global Network premise equipment is available online.
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 mobile data 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

France Telecom-Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with 170,000 employees worldwide and sales of 22.6 billion euros in the first semester 2011. Orange is the Group's single brand for Internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the company operates. France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.

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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