1800 — Equant announces multi-year communications outsourcing contract with STMicroelectronics for more than $100 million

Jun 16, 2005 | Conteúdos Em Ingles

Equant has signed a multi-year contract with STMicroelectronics, for more than $100 million, to provide a complete outsourcing service that includes data, fixed and mobile voice and service management to more than 100 sites in 34 countries.

As part of this communications outsourcing deal, Equant will provide a full set of communications services to STMicroelectronics , including data services based on IP VPN, fixed and mobile voice services including Voice over IP and IP Telephony, as well as service management. This contract also includes the transfer of several hundred third party contracts to Equant.

In 2003, STMicroelectronics migrated to a customized IP VPN solution from Equant in order to optimize costs while benefiting from state-of-the-art convergence capabilities,’ explained Otto Kosgalwies, vice president Infrastructures & Services, STMicroelectronics. ‘This year, we were looking to gain even more efficiencies by outsourcing our complete communications infrastructure. We wanted to reduce total cost of ownership by 15-20 percent and to be able to focus on our core business. As we have done in other areas, we looked for a single strategic provider to help us achieve these goals. Based on past experience, we chose Equant and are confident that we will gain the desired value while remaining on the leading edge technologically” .


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