Advanced Digital Communication Solutions for AIRBUS SAS Help toIncrease Efficiency of Business Processes and Enable forInformation at Employees' Fingertips Anywhere and Anyplace
MCI has announced that it has been selected to deliver Internetservices for Airbus. MCI will expand the existing relationship to Airbus SAS by providing a set of advanced Internet-based digital communication services in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, China and the United States. The MCI solution increases the efficiency of Airbus'scommunications infrastructure by introducing a broad range of newall-digital Internet access services for the company's nomad employeesacross the globe, including traditional PSTN/ISDN technologies butalso mobile technologies such as GSM and GPRS, hot-spot services suchas WiFi, as well as broadband, including DSL and LAN-to-LANconnectivity. Those technologies enable Airbus to provide itsemployees access to business resources from anywhere in the worldmaking real time information access a reality. Initially, more than5,000 nomad users of Airbus France will get immediate and directaccess to the Airbus corporate network with security supported bytunneling technology and strong authentication. The service will thenbe extended to additional 3,000 employees of Airbus in othercountries. "Our aim was to increase the competitiveness of our company," saysPierre Nelkin, head of IS Services & Subcontracting GeneralProcurement for Airbus. "This meant that we had to be able to provideall our staff with easy and quick access to information resources,wherever they are in the world. Our company has a global presence andwe will rely on the expanding MCI IP network to securely route all theinformation required for the applications and processes that makeAirbus a leader on its market." Under the terms of the agreement, the offer may also be extendedto additional EADS subsidiaries to enable them to use the global MCIsolution. "MCI has a long and successful relationship with Airbus providingthe company advanced communication services. The new contract willenable us to offer Airbus an integrated set of solutions combining theexisting voice services with new and innovative Internet capabilitiesdriving efficiency and productivity for Airbus," says Jean-FrancoisRallet, Vice President Sales and Service Southern Region for MCI inEurope, the Middle East and Africa. "Our coverage providingconnectivity in more than 150 countries gives us a real advantage forinternational companies like Airbus." As the premier provider of converged data, IP and voice solutions,MCI empowers enterprises to enhance business relationships andcollaboration with customers, suppliers, employees, constituents andpartners. With its broad range of innovative services, MCI is enablingcompanies to better compete in today's global marketplace.