iGate gets $80-mn five year contract from Orange

iGate gets $80-mn five year contract from Orange SwitzerlandOn Wednesday, IT firm iGate said it has bagged a five-year contract with Orange Communications SA (Orange Switzerland), valued at USD 80 million, to transform the telecom provider's IT infrastructure and rationalise its vendor landscape in Switzerland.

The US-based company said in a statement, iGate will take responsibility for transforming and managing all enterprise systems which includes ERP, business intelligence, infrastructure and data network and telephony services.

Johan Hall, Orange Switzerland Chief Technology Officer said, "Beyond demonstrating their depth and IP-led capability, iGATE showed that they understood our business requirements and responded with flexibility and innovation. We look forward to working together in the years ahead,"

The contract was awarded after a rigorous selection process conducted by Orange Switzerland. IGate will also provide Infrastructure as a Service for Orange Switzerland and specific partners as well as a multilingual service desk to monitor and report all vendor performance metrics.

It said, the data centre is operated through Equinix in Zurich where iGate also has contracts with other Swiss companies from the finance and insurance sectors.

Orange has 939 employees currently with 94 Orange centres and with more than 2,700 outlets across Switzerland.