Orange Business Services Expands Network Reach into International Oil Operations

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Orange Business Services Expands Network Reach into International Oil Operations

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PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Orange Business Services has signed a new network infrastructure agreement with Aramco Services Company (ASC), the U.S.-based subsidiary of the world's leading reliable provider of energy and the world's fully integrated energy and petrochemicals enterprise.


Orange will provide information technology network services to connect sites in different regions. The network offers global coordination and regional support that strengthens the communication platform for various applications. The agreement includes fully managed customer support based on the ITIL® best-practice framework for operational excellence.

Orange Business Services' presence in emerging markets has been growing exponentially, particularly in the Middle East. Orange recently expanded its local presence in Saudi Arabia to build out its local service capabilities following revenue growth from business engagements in the region.

"Orange is matching rapid economic development in emerging markets with the necessary network infrastructure to project that growth internationally," said Diana Einterz, senior vice president, Americas, Orange Business Services. "This engagement with U.S.-based Aramco Services Company weaves regional operations in the larger tapestry of the worldwide business. We predict that demand for such capabilities from other businesses will only increase over the next several years."

About Aramco Services Company (ASC)

Aramco Services Company (ASC) is the U.S.-based subsidiary of the world's leading oil producing and exporting company. ASC operates as a vital link between Saudi Arabia and North America to help facilitate the safe and reliable delivery of energy to customers around the globe.

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 was awarded three of the telecom industry's highest accolades at the annual World Communication Awards 2012 - Best Global Operator, Best Cloud Service and the User's Choice Award. Orange Business Services is a five-time winner of Best Global Operator. Learn more at www.orange-business.com

France Telecom-Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with annual sales of 43.5 billion euros and has 170,000 employees worldwide at Dec. 31, 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 (NYS: FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.

Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trademarks of Orange Brand Services Limited, Orange France or France Telecom.



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