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14.02.2003 – 09:50

Orange Communications SA

Coop speaks Orange: More and more businesses are switching over to Orange

    Lausanne (ots)

Network coverage and quality, price/performance ratio, customer orientation and flexibility - these were the criteria used by Coop to choose Orange for all of its mobile communications needs. The changeover will be complete by the end of February when some 2'200 Coop employees will speak Orange.

    The intensive investigation and tender phase undertaken by Coop for its mobile communication needs lasted six months. This was a demanding project during which Coop not only compared the offers made by the different network providers for existing mobile telephony (GSM), but also their GSM and GPRS technology which would replace paging systems as well as their DECT telephony based on wireless, fixed network stations. In December 2002, Coop finally decided to move all 2'200 of its staff who use mobile communications to Orange.

    The switch was begun at the end of January and should be complete by the end of February. The Coop Administration and Production and Logistics staff will benefit not only from the advantages of a virtual private network (VPN), but also individual GPRS services.

    "Coop as a major new business customer represents a milestone for us on our Business-to-Business market. With Coop we have won over a customer who did not only require the more traditional mobile telephony services, rather was keen to harness other applications as well. Despite the tough competition, our flexible and dynamic approach made us stand out from the rest. And of course, we will take every measure necessary to ensure the entire Coop Group enjoys the outstanding quality of our services day in, day out," explained Andreas S. Wetter, Orange CEO.

    Coop is yet another prominent addition to the rapidly growing list of Orange business customers, which boasts names such as Cap Gemini, Caterpillar, Greutol, Hewlett Packard, Linkvest, Microsoft, Regionalverkehr Mitteland, Setz Transporte.

ots Originaltext: Orange Communications SA

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