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Leica Geosystems renews global WAN contract with Orange Business Services for another 3 years

April 14, 2011, Paris and Zurich, France and Switzerland

WAN for some 50 sites in 28 countries around the globe

Leica Geosystems, a world leader in measuring solutions, renews its global Wide Area Network (WAN) contract with Orange Business Services for an additional three years. Headquartered in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, the global WAN for Leica Geosystems connects more than 3,500 employees in 50 sites in 28 countries around the world.

Leica Geosystems trusts in Orange’s excellence in network operations since 2005 and profits from high quality and cost efficient solutions. A further reason for the renewal was the reliability of the network that is imperative for mission-critical business applications such as SAP.

Jürgen Sinz, Head of Information Technology, Leica Geosystems, said: “With Orange Business Services, we have a very close relationship and they have become a trusted partner over the years which is a key reason why we decided to renew with Orange. We are very satisfied with this easy-to-manage network solution which provides us top level service quality and performance and help us to control costs. Furthermore we appreciate Orange’s professionalism, customer orientation and flexibility.”

“This renewal and the fact that Leica Geosystems is a customer of Orange Business Services since 2005 underlines not only the quality of service we are providing, but also the trusted partnership between the customer and its Orange Business Services account team,” said Peter Moebius, vice president and country manager, Orange Business Services Switzerland.

About Leica Geosystems
With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information.
Those who use Leica Geosystems products every day trust them for their dependability, the value they deliver, and the superior customer support. Based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, Leica Geosystems is a global company with tens of thousands of customers supported by more than 3,500 employees in 28 countries and hundreds of partners located in more than 120 countries around the world. Leica Geosystems is part of the Hexagon Group, Sweden.

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 169,000 employees worldwide, and sales of 45.5 billion euros in 2010. 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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