Orange Business signs 5-year network services contract extension with its customer Givaudan and adds cloud-based conferencing


high-quality hybrid network enables global flexibility, security and mobility

Orange Business has renewed its network services contract with Givaudan, a world leader in the fragrance and flavor industry, for another five years and has added cloud-based audio and Web conferencing services. The network now connects through 130 points of presence, 81 Givaudan locations in 40 countries including a large number in developing markets.

Givaudan, headquartered in Vernier, Switzerland, is a long-term customer of Orange Business. Over time Givaudan’s business and telecom requirements have evolved. Givaudan needs a services provider that offers tailor-made collaboration and cloud services with optimum flexibility – especially in developing markets – to support its global reach, team diversity and customer-focused business model.

Orange Business is delivering to Givaudan a high-speed hybrid network, which combines site connection to its industry-recognized[1] MPLS backbone, at a speed of up to 1Gbit/s, with Internet connectivity and cloud-based secure gateways. Application performance is optimized by Business Acceleration, a fully managed service which not only enhances the transparency of applications, but also substantially improves data throughput with a corresponding improvement in employee productivity. The added cloud-based audio and Web conferencing services provides Givaudan the benefits of global collaboration using a flexible and cost-efficient “pay as you go” pricing model.

Jean-Yves Benedeyt, Givaudan IT Global Infrastructure Manager, said: “With this contract renewal, we will benefit from even higher bandwidth with enhanced and flexible security solutions. In addition, the cloud-based conferencing solutions from Orange Business enable us to provide Givaudan employees a consistent global conferencing experience while paying for only what they use.”

“We are very pleased to provide long-time customer Givaudan with a cost-effective, cloud-based solution that meets its evolving global business objectives and activities,” said Dr. Helmut Reisinger, senior vice president for Europe, Russia and CIS, Orange Business. “This contract extension and cloud expansion exemplifies the value Orange Business brings to its customers by being a dependable, yet innovative global service provider.”

[1] Orange Business is an industry leader, according to The Forrester Wave™:  Managed Global MPLS Services, Q1 2013.