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Verizon and SFR Business Team Have Been Chosen by Veolia Environnement to Transform Global Communications

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Verizon and SFR Business Team Have Been Chosen by Veolia Environnement to Transform Global Communications

07:00 EDT Thursday, June 06, 2013

PARIS, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SFR Business Team, a leading French provider of enterprise communications services, and Verizon, a leading provider of global communications and IT solutions, have been chosen by Veolia Environnement transform the company's global communications infrastructure. The three-year contract covers 3,000 Veolia sites globally.

SFR Business Team and Verizon will offer Veolia a secure, high-capacity global communications network to link 140 key business sites in 33 countries, with integrated secure Internet and remote network access, and network optimization services for best application performance.

The contract is part of Veolia's two-year strategic restructure, announced by the company in December 2011, which aims to focus its efforts on added-value service solutions and technologies, with greater financial flexibility, to support future business growth.  From the technology perspective, Veolia's NewIT program aims to simplify and streamline the company's global technology infrastructure, with a particular focus on data centers, workstations and networks.

By working with SFR Business Team and Verizon, Veolia Environnement will benefit from streamlined services ? including integrated networks, convergent services, optimized processes and comprehensive customer service ? offered worldwide.  Verizon and SFR will work together to guarantee service quality for network management and reporting.

Veolia Environnement is the worldwide reference in environmental solutions. The company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in three complementary segments: water management, waste management and energy management.

Announced in June 2012, the SFR and Verizon preferred partnership enables both companies to work together to provide global telecommunications solutions and support to companies based, or operating, in France. The preferred partnership calls for Verizon to provide global communications services, with SFR delivering the in-country network and information and communications technology elements of these services.  SFR will likewise rely on Verizon to deliver global connectivity to SFR's customers. This partnership is part of the Network Team Alliance created by SFR.

About SFR Business Team

SFR Business Team is one of the leading French providers of fixed and mobile enterprise communications services, today serving over 165,000 clients, ranging from SMEs to multinational corporations. The company brings its high-capacity infrastructure, six datacentres and recognized expertise in IP solutions to bear in offering its customers a better data experience and a comprehensive range of voice, data, Internet, M2M, data hosting and cloud solutions. SFR works working with over 300 global partners, including Vodafone and Verizon. For more information, visit

About Verizon

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with nearly 99 million retail connections nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500.  A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 181,900.  For more information, visit


SOURCE Verizon

For further information: SFR: Sylvie Ah-Moye, +33 (0) 1 71 07 64 82 or Verizon: Clare Ward, +44 (0) 118 905 3501

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