JTI signs with Orange for another five years
Orange Business Services (OBS) says that it has signed a five-year outsourcing contract worth more than $100 million with Japan Tobacco International.
‘Orange provides most of JTI’s worldwide telecom infrastructure in more than 50 countries,’ the company said in a press note.
‘With headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, JTI relies on Orange Business Services for managed services for LAN and WAN, data and voice traffic, applications acceleration, security, remote access services, call centers and IP telephony.
‘With this new contract, JTI and Orange agreed to extend this partnership for five additional years, creating joint opportunities to collaborate in new areas of service and technology…’
Diego De Coen, JTI CIO, was quoted as saying that JTI’s 17-year relationship with OBS was built on trust and mutual success.
“Such a long-term relationship is nearly unheard of these days and this contract renewal was not a given,” he said.
“Instead, Orange Business Services proved again that its competitive strength, unmatched global reach and comprehensive portfolio made it the best choice for JTI as we continue to evolve our global telecom infrastructure and services.”
And Helmut Reisinger, senior vice president Europe, OBS, was quoted as saying that his company had developed a very strong partnership with JTI.
“We are grateful and proud that we have been entrusted with this contract for another five years.
“This is certainly mainly due to the quality of services we have been providing to JTI, even during the days of 2011 turbulences in times of the Japan earthquake or the ‘Egyptian spring’ where our business continuity plans proved to be beneficial to a lot of multinationals such as JTI.
“Building on our success, we look forward to collaborating with JTI on innovative solutions over the next several years.”
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