Verizon Managed Private IP Network for Global-Packaging

October 19, 2006

Verizon Business today announced the successful deployment of an extensive Managed Private IP network for Elopak, the global packaging group. Elopak, the inventors of the first paperboard carton, has connected 40 offices across Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East using a managed Verizon Business MPLS network. By consolidating its communications infrastructure onto a single managed platform, Elopak has increased the cost-efficiency of its network by up to 25 per cent. Read the rest of this entry »

Verizon Business Upgrading Massachusetts Lottery Network

October 12, 2006

Verizon Business announced today it has begun work with the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission to upgrade its data communications network.

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Verizon Business Centralizes IFS Network

October 4, 2006

vblogowhite.gifVerizon Business today announced that it will provide IFS of Sweden with a standardized Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure, consolidating the management of 60 global sites. The new agreement extends the companies’ existing relationship and calls for Verizon Business to implement an MPLS-based Managed Private IP network that will centralize all of IFS’ network management at its headquarters, while also providing an ultra-reliable and secure connection between key IFS hub sites in Sri Lanka, Sweden and the U.S. The Verizon Business WAN replaces infrastructure previously supported by an array of different suppliers. Read the rest of this entry »

Verizon $100 Million deal with Johnson Controls

September 20, 2006

vblogowhite1.gifVerizon Business today announced it has entered into a new five-year, $100 million agreement with Johnson Controls, Inc. to provide a wide range of managed Internet protocol-based communication services supporting the company’s worldwide business operations. Read the rest of this entry »

Global Network for The McGraw-Hill Companies

September 12, 2006

vblogowhite1.gifVerizon Business today announced a multi-year deal with The McGraw-Hill Companies, a leading global information services provider, to build and manage a new global Private IP network. The new network will allow The McGraw-Hill Companies to link its business operations in 37 countries in Europe, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region as well as electronically distribute products to customers worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »

Verizon Business Signs Up ABC

September 7, 2006

vblogowhite1.gifVerizon Business today announced a new multi-year agreement under which ABC Entertainment will use the Verizon Media Platform.

ABC’s Digital Media Group, part of The Walt Disney Company’s Disney-ABC Television Group, is using the Verizon Media Platform Workgroup Edition to automate its content workflow, including content repurposing and distribution. It is also using the platform’s multi-channel distribution capabilities to meet the growing demand for distribution of promotional and entertainment content to multiple outlets, including ABC affiliate networks, wireless providers, mobile devices and Web portals. Read the rest of this entry »

Verizon Business Teams With USO for New USO Lounges at Reagan National, Dulles International Airports

July 25, 2006

vblogowhite1.gifVerizon Business Becomes First Sponsor of All Three Washington-Baltimore-Area USO Lounges Serving Military Personnel and Their Families.

Verizon Business today announced it has teamed up with the USO of Metropolitan Washington as the Premier Partner of the new USO Lounge at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and as a Partner at the new lounge at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Verizon Business is currently a Partner at the USO lounge at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. With today’s announcement, Verizon Business is the first USO-Metro Partner to provide financial support to all three area airport USO lounges.

“Verizon Business is proud to support the work of the USO. Establishing these lounges at Dulles International and Reagan National airports, along with our ongoing work at BWI Marshall, continues our company’s long history of commitment to the U.S. armed forces and their families,” said Jerry Edgerton, group president for Verizon Federal, the sales organization within Verizon Business dedicated to serving the federal government. “Helping troops stay connected is a gesture of appreciation for the sacrifices they make every day.”

In addition to providing sustaining funding for the lounges, Verizon Federal will provide free phone calling anywhere in the world via wireless phones using Verizon Business’ voice-over-Internet protocol service. Verizon Federal makes resources, technology and employee support available to military personnel and their families around the world.

“We are proud to have the support of an industry leader like Verizon Business,” said Elaine Rogers, president of the USO of Metropolitan Washington. “The Verizon Business commitment makes it possible for the USO to provide a ‘touch of home’ to the hundreds of thousands of military travelers who visit the Washington-Baltimore area each year. We couldn’t do what we do without them.”

The new Reagan National Airport lounge, opening later this year, will be located on the lower level entrance of Terminal A and will replace a less-accessible location. At nearly 800 square feet, the lounge will serve active duty military and National Guard personnel, reservists, retirees, merchant marines, and their dependents who travel to, from and through Reagan National Airport each year. The space has been donated to USO-Metro by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and will be staffed primarily by USO volunteers.

The Dulles lounge, also expected to open later this year, will be strategically located on the arrivals level next to the international arrivals building, convenient to ground transportation and the new walkway to Daily Garage 1. The space, containing 750 square feet, has been donated to USO-Metro by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

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