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April 06, 2009

Orange Business Services Enhances IP Network in Asia Pacific

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor


Orange Business Services, France Telecom Group’s division for worldwide enterprise services and an information and communications technology provider, has upgraded its next-generation converged IP network in Asia Pacific to deliver greater coverage, capacity, performance and resilience to its multinational enterprise customers.

 
The company said that the its next-generation network integrates innovations like Multicast, IPv6 and Telepresence (News - Alert) support.
 
Officials said the company’s network is capable of handling in-the-cloud application acceleration and security as well as converged voice, video and telepresence services.
 
“Enterprises operating in Asia Pacific need networks that will help them adapt to the new economic realities and the need for greater cost control, while responding in tandem to the demand for rapid presence anywhere, anytime as the business requires,” said Yee-May Leong, senior vice president Asia Pacific, Orange Business Services (News - Alert), in a statement.
 
Orange Business Services is present in 40 countries in Asia Pacific. Ten diverse cable paths link APAC to the rest of the world with paths optimized for fast response time, including Asia-Europe direct path via Russia; India-Middle East direct path; Asia-South Africa direct path; South Korea-Hong Kong direct path; and Taiwan-Japan direct path.
 
The company said that Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan, key APAC backbone countries, are being transformed to a 2.5G bandwidth “ring” while India and Australia are connected by multiple 622M links.
 
Officials said that trans-Pacific and Asia-Europe links have also been upgraded to Gbit/s levels. Domestic networks in key countries, including India, will reach Gbit/s level in 2009.
 
In Asia Pacific, Orange Business Services currently provides extensive coverage with IP VPN access through 87 PoP’s in 57 cities spanning 22 countries. In addition, Orange provides network services specific for the air-transport industry in 17 countries.
 
Specifically, India is a core hub in the Orange APAC backbone, offering IP VPN coverage in eight cities. In China, Orange Business Services is a major player with more than 1,500 customer connections and best-in-class dual partnerships with China Netcom (News - Alert) and China Telecom. 

Officials said that in ASEAN, Orange Business Services has enhanced its presence in Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Malaysia deploying more than 1,000 IP VPN ports.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray


 
 
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