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Orange Business Services provides global WAN for Hexagon Metrology

June 26, 2012, Paris and Renens, France & Switzerland

3-year deal securely connects 20 sites in 13 countries including emerging markets

Orange Business Services is implementing a 20-site global wide area network (WAN) for Hexagon Metrology that will connect its operations in 13 countries as an expansion of the existing Leica Geosystems contract.

Hexagon Metrology is the world’s largest player in the dimensional metrology segment for industrial purposes. Along with Leica Geosystems, a customer of Orange Business Services since 2005, Hexagon Metrology is a subsidiary of the Hexagon AB Group.

Until recently, several smaller providers in different countries provided network services to Hexagon Metrology. Under a 3-year contract, this managed MPLS-based IP network/from Orange Business Services will link the most critical Hexagon Metrology sites across 13 countries including those in Brazil, China, India, Japan, Mexico, and South Korea.

Peter Billiaert, CIO, Hexagon Metrology, said: “Orange Business Services won over other competitors with not only its wide product portfolio, high quality and cost efficient solutions, but also with guaranteed service and price competitiveness and of course the prior satisfaction of the Leica team. With our new global WAN, we profit from a very reliable, high-performance network with top-level service quality that is imperative for our mission-critical business. As Orange Business Services is a trusted partner with a close relationship to Leica Geosystems, we knew that our solution would be excellent as well.”

“We are very pleased to be trusted by Hexagon Metrology to provide a single global WAN connecting its critical locations, including those in emerging markets,” said Helmut Reisinger, senior vice president, Orange Business Services Europe. “The high-quality Orange network and our world-class customer service will provide Hexagon Metrology a consistent, reliable network experience across all of its global locations.”

About Hexagon Metrology
Hexagon Metrology is part of the Hexagon AB Group and includes leading metrology brands such as Brown & Sharpe, Cognitens, DEA, Leica Geosystems (Metrology Division), Leitz, m&h Inprocess Messtechnik, Optiv, PC-DMIS, QUINDOS, ROMER and TESA. Hexagon Metrology brands represent an unrivaled global installed base of millions of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs), portable measuring systems and handheld instruments, and tens of thousands of metrology software licenses. Hexagon Metrology empowers its customers to fully control manufacturing processes that rely on dimensional precision, ensuring that products manufactured precisely conform to the original product design. The company offering of machines, systems and software is complemented by a wide range of product support, aftermarket and value-added services.

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 171,000 employees worldwide and sales of 10.9 billion euros in the first three months of 2012. 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.

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