Global law firm extends IP VPN contract with Equant

1 August 2003 London Lightwave Europe -- Equant, a provider of IP and data services for multinational businesses, has recently won a three-year, USD 6.2 million contract extension to continue managing an IP VPN solution for Baker & McKenzie.

Aug 1st, 2003

- Baker & McKenzie's fully managed IP solution provides scalability, network optimisation and cost-savings

1 August 2003 London -- Equant, a provider of IP and data services for multinational businesses, has recently won a three-year, USD 6.2 million contract extension to continue managing an IP VPN solution for global law firm Baker & McKenzie.

B&M has 3,000-plus attorneys worldwide and 66 offices in 36 jurisdictions, including offices in each of the world's major money centres.

The company was an early adopter of IP VPN, selecting Equant in July 2001 to manage its migration from frame relay. Craig Courter, CTO at B&M said, "We now have a global managed IP VPN solution to match our needs and we look forward to continued cost-savings with our renewed relationship."

Since implementing IP VPN, the lawyers have been able to tap into Equant's geographic footprint. Wherever B&M expands its business globally, Equant meets its needs, claiming the most extensive IP network available.

Equant's IP VPN is currently available in more than 140 countries and is used by Baker & McKenzie at more than 57 sites in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. The "any-to-any connectivity" feature of Equant IP VPN ensures that new locations are easily added to the network.

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