Orange Business beefs up APAC IP network

Orange Business Services has beefed up its IP network in Asia-Pacific with next-gen gear and more bandwidth.

Orange says its APAC network now sports 60 next-generation routers to support international Ethernet links, in-the-cloud application prioritization, IP-VPN for Telepresence and embedded security services.

The improved IP network also integrates multicast and IPv6 into its service portfolio, said Yee-May Leong, senior vice president Asia Pacific.

The carrier also said it had improved VPN coverage in Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Malaysia. It did not disclose financial details of the upgrade.

Orange is boosting bandwidth in the region, deploying a 2.5G bandwidth ring in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. India and Australia are connected by multiple 622M links.  It had already upgraded its Trans-Pacific and Asia-Europe links to "gigabit levels".