Lonza Adds Unified Communications and Collaboration Solutions to New Network Contract with Orange Business Services

  Lonza Adds Unified Communications and Collaboration Solutions to New Network
  Contract with Orange Business Services

  solution enables efficient collaboration between geographically-dispersed
                                   experts

Business Wire

PARIS & ZURICH -- December 16, 2013

Lonza has renewed and expanded its network contract with Orange Business
Services to include an end-to-end unified communications and collaboration
solution to connect more than 11,000 staff around the world.

Lonza, a leading supplier to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life science
industry, has been an Orange Business Services customer for more than a
decade. After a competitive bidding process, Lonza awarded Orange Business
Services the contract for four additional years.

The Orange Business Services network solution connects more than 60 sites in
17 countries to the IP VPN, using Ethernet links for the major locations and
DSL access for small and medium locations. The high-quality network can carry
real-time Telepresence, video and voice traffic ensuring best-in-class user
experience.

Ernst Hutter, head of Global IT-Infrastructure Services, Lonza AG, said:
“Orange Business Services is providing us a solution that is risk-free in
terms of business continuity, allowing us to react quickly to business needs.
It is flexible and can easily increase bandwidth, connect locations and
support new applications and collaboration needs. Additionally, we are very
satisfied with the network services stability and performance. The unified
communications and collaboration aspect of the new contract enables efficient
collaboration between geographically-dispersed experts, which is particularly
important to Lonza.”

“This contract renewal and expansion represents the continued trust Lonza has
in Orange Business Services,” said Dr.Helmut Reisinger, senior vice president
for Europe, Russia andCIS, Orange Business Services. “Orange Business
Services offers the fit for purpose service at each location to support
Lonza’s business requirements for a robust, end-to-end unified communications
and collaboration solution. Our high-bandwidth, high-quality and secure
network is a key enabler for this global solution.”

About Lonza

Lonza is one of the world's leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical,
healthcare and life science industries. Products and services span its
customers’ needs from research to final product manufacture. It is the global
leader in the production and support of chemical and biological active
pharmaceutical ingredients.

Biopharmaceuticals are one of the key growth drivers of the pharmaceutical and
biotechnology industries. Lonza has strong capabilities in large and small
molecules, peptides, amino acids and niche bioproducts, which play an
important role in the development of novel medicines and healthcare products.
Lonza is also the world leader in microbial control providing innovative,
chemistry-based and related solutions to destroy or to selectively inhibit the
growth of harmful microorganisms. Its activities encompass the areas of water
treatment, personal care, health and hygiene, industrial preservation,
materials protection, and wood treatment. In addition, Lonza is a leader in
cell-based research, endotoxin detection and cell therapy manufacturing.
Furthermore, the company is a leading provider of value chemical and biotech
ingredients to the nutrition and agro markets.

Lonza is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and is listed on the SIX Swiss
Exchange and secondary listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading
Limited (“SGX-ST”). In 2012, the company had sales of CHF 3.925 billion.
Further information can be found at www.lonza.com.

About Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services, the 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 four of the telecom
industry’s highest accolades at the annual World Communication Awards 2013 –
Best Global Operator, Best Cloud Service, Best Enterprise Service and Best
Small Business Service. Orange Business Services is a seven-time winner of
Best Global Operator. Learn more at www.orange-business.com or follow us on
LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.

Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with annual
sales of €43.5 billion in 2012 and has 166,000 employees worldwide at Sept.
30, 2013. Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the
New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).

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

Contact:

Orange Business Services
Elizabeth Mayeri, +1 212 251 2086
elizabeth.mayeri@orange.com
or
Orange
Sylvie Duho, +33 1 44 44 93 93
service.presse@orange.com
 
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