Siemens AG extends contract with Orange to support its digital transformation

Siemesn Tech Siemens said that this will enable the company to take full advantage of further digitalisation to improve its industry 4.0 processes. (Image source: artemegorov/Adobe Stock)Siemens AG, a global electronics and electrical engineering company, has extended its contract with Orange Business Services for a global ‘Siemens Digitalisation Network’ (SDN) built on an SD-WAN infrastructure, connecting 1,500 sites in 94 countries

The increased performance of its communications infrastructure will enable Siemens to take full advantage of further digitalisation to improve its Industry 4.0 processes.

Under this new six-year contract worth US$296.36mn, Orange Business Services will migrate Siemens’ entire global infrastructure to a dynamic and flexible SD-WAN network which will connect cloud applications as well as IoT devices. Consolidating network design and maintenance with one single provider will further reduce complexity and strengthen application performance and agility.

The move is expected to affect a number of African countries as well.

“As a globally operating company with subsidiaries and divisions all over the world, we need a reliable and flexible communication network that is a critical business enabler and can evolve with our growing business,” said Frederik Janssen, head of Siemens IT Infrastructure Portfolio and Strategy.

Demands on the Siemens WAN have increased with virtual teams and teleworkers collaborating on global projects. Orange Business Services can meet Siemens’ needs by combining SD-WAN technology with cloud- and web-based services and solutions.

With a single-point-of-contact service desk and local presence in 166 countries, Orange Business Services provides Siemens with managed network services in the 94 countries in which it operates. This builds on the long-standing cooperation and governance established throughout Siemens’ worldwide divisions and the headquarters in Munich.

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