Orange Selects iGATE to Deliver Large Transformation Programme in Switzerland
Awards iGATE a five-year contract valued at $80 million - with a possible one year extension - to support its mission to provide exceptional customer service and increased operational efficiency
LONDON AND ISELIN, NJ, Dec. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - iGATE Corporation (iGATE), the first Integrated Technology and Operations (iTOPS) company providing Business Outcomes-based solutions, today announced that it has secured a new five-year contract with Orange Communications SA (Orange Switzerland) to transform the telecom provider's IT infrastructure and rationalize its vendor landscape in Switzerland.
Johan Hall, Chief Technology Officer of Orange Switzerland,says, "iGATE stood out as the best choice to help us achieve our aim of delivering exceptional service to our customers with improved efficiency. Beyond demonstrating their depth and IP-led capability, iGATE showed that they understood our business requirements and responded with flexibility and innovation. We look forward to working together in the years ahead."
Derek Kemp, Executive Vice-President and Head of Europe & Australia, iGATE, says, "We are excited to begin our partnership with a leading telecom provider. Backed by our innovative business model and global delivery capabilities, we look forward to partnering with Orange Switzerland to support and transform the way it serves its customers and manages its operations. Our proven strength in the areas of Enterprise Solutions, Infrastructure Management and Business Intelligence will play a central role in delivering this success."
The contract was awarded following a rigorous selection process run by Orange Switzerland. The engagement represents a significant industry win for iGATE as it reinforces its position in the European telecom sector.
In its partnership with Orange Switzerland, iGATE will take responsibility for transforming and managing all enterprise systems, including ERP, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure and Data Network & Telephony services. iGATE will also provide Infrastructure as a Service for Orange Switzerland and specific partners - as well as a multilingual service desk to monitor and report all vendor performance metrics. The data centre is operated through Equinix in Zurich where iGATE also has contracts with other Swiss companies from the finance and insurance sectors.
About Orange Communications SA
Orange Communications SA is the challenger in the Swiss mobile market. Orange stands for exceptional service and says 'You bet you can' to its customers as often as we can. Only Orange permanently offers its 1.69 million customers the fastest internet connection, including 4G/LTE with up to 150 Mbit/s, at no extra cost. The Orange mobile network covers 99% of the population in Switzerland and is ranked among the best in Switzerland; according to the renowned trade magazine connect. Only with Orange Me, customers are able to adapt their subscription according to their needs. Only Orange has the fastest hotline in Switzerland. Only Orange offers its business customers a personal adviser together with efficiency-enhancing integrated mobile and fixed line network solutions. Orange has 939 employees and is present with 94 Orange Centers and with more than 2700 outlets across Switzerland. Orange Communications SA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Matterhorn Mobile SA, a company indirectly majority-owned by funds advised by Apax Partners LLP.
iGATE Corporation is the first integrated technology and operations (iTOPS) company providing full-spectrum consulting, technology and business process outsourcing, and product and engineering solutions on a Business Outcomes -based model. Armed with over three decades of IT Services experience and powered by the iTOPS platform, iGATE's multi-location global organization has a talent pool of more than 28,500 employees and consistently delivers effective solutions to over 300 companies including Fortune 1000 clients spanning verticals such as: banking and financial services; insurance and healthcare; life sciences; manufacturing, retail, distribution and logistics; media, entertainment, leisure and travel; energy and utilities; public sector; and independent software vendors. Please visit http://www.igate.com for more information. iGATE Corporation is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol "IGTE."
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