Orange Business Services has sealed a deal to extend and expand its network contract with AngloGold Ashanti, one of the world’s leading mining companies, to deliver a range of network services across 44 sites in Australia, Africa and America to improve collaboration and securely manage internet and cloud growth.
The Orange hybrid network solution includes terrestrial and satellite connectivity, managed security and Business VPN Internet, and will allow AngloGold Ashanti to securely manage growing internet traffic and create a better end-user experience for employees at all sites.
The solution also enables worldwide application of security policies and delivers the flexibility necessary for enabling the use of cloud-based business applications.
Orange vice-president Africa, Orange Business Services, Giorgio Heiman said the multi-million dollar, multi-year contract builds on the 12-year relationship between Orange and AngloGold Ashanti and beyond the initial scope of connectivity, employee communications, cloud computing and security, the agreement opens the door for co-innovation in the areas of e-health, underground safety, material, tools and maintenance cost management, and environmental monitoring.
“We strive to listen to what is essential to our customers doing business in their markets and specific regional landscapes. AngloGold Ashanti is a long-time Orange customer, and we are very pleased with the trust they have placed in us. We aim to deliver mission-critical solutions for their infrastructure and bespoke consulting services to help them to reach their business ambitions,” Heiman said.
Headquartered in Johannesburg, AngloGold Ashanti has 21 operations on three continents and has several exploration programs underway in both established and new gold-producing regions.