Africa: Aurecon partners with Orange in US$25-million network transformation deal

Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has selected Orange Business Services to manage its global communications infrastructure, including SD-WAN and cybersecurity services, as part of a US$25-million five-year network transformation deal.

The deal will affect 60 sites across more than twenty countries, including key markets in Africa such as Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria and South Africa, according to Orange.

It is based on the provision of the French telecommunication firm’s SD-WAN service, described as a fully managed end-to-end solution that will provide a four-fold increase in agile network capacity says Orange.

“This increased capacity is critical for worldwide collaboration, cloud-based CAD software and work-sharing,” reads a statement issued by the telco.

“It will offer more visibility and flexibility to grow and evolve across its business operations. The scalable, cloud-based security services from Orange will enable Aurecon and its partners to work securely from any location, while securing its cloud-based business applications,” the telco added.

Orange started supporting Aurecon in 2014, where it redesigned, consolidated and managed Aurecon’s network infrastructure and deployed a high-speed global WAN, connecting sites across Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the Middle East.

Kevin Griffen, Managing Director, Orange Business Services, Australasia, said: “Aurecon has a clear vision and ambitious strategy, and we are delighted to continue to support them as they undertake this new digital transformation program. With our end-to-end global solutions and carrier-grade integration expertise, supported by our consulting and co-innovation capabilities, we believe we are well placed to be their trusted technology partner.”

Carl Duckinson, Aurecon CIO, added, “Our partnership with Orange is critical for delivering our infrastructure overhaul. As a global company involved in co-creating some of the world’s most iconic construction projects with many other partners, it’s essential we have a reliable and flexible technology platform that not only can evolve with our growing business, but also improve our agility and performance. As our trusted partner, Orange brings the knowledge of our business, coupled with the technical solutions and integration skills that make it the obvious choice to support us on this latest digital transformation journey with strong delivery requirements.”

Source: IT Web Africa