New data service for corporates

By Carole Kimutai, Nairobi, Kenya

Orange has introduced a new service that will help corporates reduce their operational expenditure and increase efficiency in their communication systems.

The Orange Business Virtual Private Network (VPN) – Next Generation is a network access solution that allows organisations with more than one business operation to run their communication system on a robust, effective and reliable platform, says Orange.

Orange has an expansive broadband infrastructure including the submarine cable (TEAMS, EaSSy and the soon to be commissioned LION II) as well as its expanding high quality wireless (GSM + CDMA) network across the country.

“The invention of products such as Orange Business VPN – Next Generation is driven by our innovative approach to meeting our corporate customers’ dynamic business requirements, coupled with the support of a highly skilled and creative workforce as well as an efficient network infrastructure that makes communication faster, reliable and affordable,’  said Mickael Ghossein, the CEO of Telkom Kenya, Mickael Ghossein.

Orange’s Business Virtual Private Network offers a competitive edge due its technology capabilities that enables it to offer a myriad of converged data services including: Managed Services, Secure Internet, Seamless International Connection and MPLS Connectivity through Mobile Networks.

The service targets banks, education institutions, manufacturing companies and parastatals that have multiple requirements. “Cutting of costs for organisations comes through integrating the Internet and VPN, which will in the long run help in reducing company costs on matters accessibility, bandwidth, operations and firewalls,” said Ghossein.

The service also assures customers of business continuity, optimised security, better control systems as well as enhanced performance once deployed into an organisation or business.

Orange says a key differentiation of the Orange Business VPN – Next Genration service in the local market is its secure access and flexibility through Orange Mobile networks, enabling communication services to accelerate business performance. “The backup link to the service will also enable customers to reduce their expenditure in the acquisition of redundant links, in case the system goes down,” said Ghossein, adding that this would be ideal for a company with remote branches.

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