|[December 16, 2013]
Lonza Adds Unified Communications and Collaboration Solutions to New Network Contract with Orange Business Services
PARIS & ZURICH --(Business Wire)--
has renewed and expanded its network contract with Orange
Business Services to include an end-to-end unified
communications and collaboration solution to connect more than
11,000 staff around the world.
Lonza, a leading supplier to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life
science industry, has been an Orange Business Services (News - Alert) customer for more
than a decade. After a competitive bidding process, Lonza awarded Orange
Business Services the contract for four additional years.
The Orange Business Services network solution connects more than 60
sites in 17 countries to the IP VPN, using Ethernet links for the major
locations and DSL access for small and medium locations. The high-quality
network can carry real-time Telepresence (News - Alert), video and voice traffic
ensuring best-in-class user experience.
Ernst Hutter, head of Global IT-Infrastructure Services, Lonza AG, said:
"Orange Business Services is providing us a solution that is risk-free
in terms of business continuity, allowing us to react quickly to
business needs. It is flexible and can easily increase bandwidth,
connect locations and support new applications and collaboration needs.
Additionally, we are very satisfied with the network services stability
and performance. The unified communications and collaboration aspect of
the new contract enables efficient collaboration between
geographically-dispersed experts, whichis particularly important to
"This contract renewal and expansion represents the continued trust
Lonza has in Orange Business Services," said Dr.�Helmut Reisinger,
senior vice president for Europe, Russia and�CIS, Orange Business
Services. "Orange Business Services offers the fit for purpose service
at each location to support Lonza's business requirements for a robust,
end-to-end unified communications and collaboration solution. Our
high-bandwidth, high-quality and secure network is a key enabler for
this global solution."
Lonza is one of the world's leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical,
healthcare and life science industries. Products and services span its
customers' needs from research to final product manufacture. It is the
global leader in the production and support of chemical and biological
active pharmaceutical ingredients.
Biopharmaceuticals are one of the key growth drivers of the
pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Lonza has strong
capabilities in large and small molecules, peptides, amino acids and
niche bioproducts, which play an important role in the development of
novel medicines and healthcare products. Lonza is also the world leader
in microbial control providing innovative, chemistry-based and related
solutions to destroy or to selectively inhibit the growth of harmful
microorganisms. Its activities encompass the areas of water treatment,
personal care, health and hygiene, industrial preservation, materials
protection, and wood treatment. In addition, Lonza is a leader in
cell-based research, endotoxin detection and cell therapy manufacturing.
Furthermore, the company is a leading provider of value chemical and
biotech ingredients to the nutrition and agro markets.
Lonza is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and is listed on the SIX
Swiss Exchange and secondary listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities
Trading Limited ("SGX-ST"). In 2012, the company had sales of CHF 3.925
billion. Further information can be found at www.lonza.com.
About Orange Business Services
Orange Business Services, the 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 was awarded four of the telecom industry's highest
accolades at the annual World Communication Awards 2013 - Best Global
Operator, Best Cloud Service, Best Enterprise Service and Best Small
Business Service. Orange Business Services is a seven-time winner of
Best Global Operator. Learn more at www.orange-business.com
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Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with
annual sales of �43.5 billion in 2012 and has 166,000 employees
worldwide at Sept. 30, 2013. Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris
(symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).
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