Equant, Hummingbird sign three-year deal

Equant has signed a three-year IP VPN contract, including consulting and professional services, with Hummingbird.

The IP VPN solution will securely integrate Hummingbird offices to effectively run mission-critical applications, including CRM and ERP.

After considering competing proposals, Hummingbird opted for Equant's flagship IP VPN solution, based on MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) technology.

The fully managed solution will interconnect 20 Hummingbird offices based in Canada, the US, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Australia.

Additional services include extended service management, project management, application performance analysis and professional services consulting.

In addition, Hummingbird has engaged Equant to provide a consulting assessment for its messaging systems and is also considering utilizing Equant IP VPN's voice-specific and video-specific classes of service to converge its voice and video traffic with its data and IP communications.

Hummingbird vice president of information technology Leo Heffernan believes that Equant's IP VPN solution is an application-enabler that has also simplified integration issues associated with a company their size.

"Equant consultants helped us design the best solution for our specific needs, and a package of professional services will support us as we expand the capabilities and reach of our network."

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