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October 30th, 2018

Orange Business Services and Telespazio France to Provide Military and State Entities SATCOM to French Joint DIRISI

Orange Business Services and Telespazio France have been selected by the French Joint Directorate for Infrastructure Networks and Information Systems (DIRISI) to provide several satellite communication capabilities and the associated managed services to all military and state entities involved in this framework agreement. These services will facilitate communications when armed forces are involved in field missions, where end-to-end security is vital.

Orange Business Services and Telespazio France, a subsidiary of Telespazio (a joint venture between Leonardo, 67 percent, and Thales, 33 percent), have pooled their teams, skills and infrastructures to develop a strategic partnership to target the government satellite communications market. Orange Business Services is contributing its land and satellite infrastructures in France and overseas, as well as its ability to offer secure communications. Telespazio France is contributing its excellent understanding of the Defence sector and its ability to integrate, deploy and maintain satellite telecommunications systems.

This is an offer dedicated to state requirements, known as MONaLiSat (National Meta-Operator for Satellite Connections) which relies on a comprehensive range of satellite telecommunications services and associated equipment that both partners have used to meet the specific requirements of the Ministry. The solutions provided by Orange Business Services and Telespazio France will help supply land and maritime communications in several bands and meet the mobility needs of forces when deployed in the field.

The MONaLiSat offer is appealing due to the expertise offered by Orange Business Services and Telespazio France in terms of government telecommunications. Furthermore, both teams have been able to create an offer that fits the requirements of the beneficiaries of the framework agreement, by giving them priority access to the expertise or innovations of several French SMEs.