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Orange Business Services named a leader in managed global MPLS services, according to independent research firm

April 29, 2013, Paris


achieves highest score among 11 global network operators for current offering and strategy

Orange Business Services has been recognized as a leader in managed global MPLS services among 11 global network operators that offer networking solutions to multinational companies, according to The Forrester Wave™:  Managed Global MPLS Services, Q1 2013[i].

Based on Forrester’s 55-criteria evaluation, the report states that Orange Business Services:

  • “boasts the leading managed global MPLS service offering of the 11 providers evaluated”;
  • “has the leading current offering for managed global MPLS services overall”;
  • “has a very robust strategy for managed global MPLS services”;
  • “has a very strong market presence for managed global MPLS services.”

Orange Business Services leads all providers in 6 of the 14 main evaluation criteria. Two network solutions from Orange Business Services were specifically evaluated by Forrester:  Business VPN and International Ethernet Link.

Available in 192 countries, Business VPN is the heart of the Orange Business Services fully managed network services portfolio. As an innovative, future-proof solution, Business VPN evolves to meet customers’ changing business requirements on the largest MPLS VPN in the world.

International Ethernet Link allows enterprises to directly interconnect Local Area Networks for principal sites and data centers worldwide. Bandwidth on optical fiber is guaranteed, ranging from 2 Mbps to 1 Gbps and beyond, and four classes of service are available to prioritize different types of traffic. International Ethernet Link offers among the widest coverage in the industry, with availability in 79 cities in 40 countries – with seven cities in developing markets added in 2012.

“Orange Business Services is recognized by Forrester as a leader in managed global MPLS services,” said Nicolas Roy, head of Network Solutions Business Unit, Orange Business Services.  “We believe this accomplishment exemplifies that Orange Business Services is supporting its customers through their transformation and growth with world class network services.  In addition to providing industry-leading services, Orange Business Services continues to invest where it helps our customers the most, including ongoing investments in network and IT infrastructure in high-growth markets.”

To access a complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave™:  Managed Global MPLS Services, Q1 2013, please visit:

[i] "The Forrester Wave™: Managed Global MPLS Services, Q1 2013, March 2013. Copyright (c) 2013, Forrester Research, Inc. 


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