Verizon boosts EU presence with SFR tie-up

US telco Verizon is boosting its presence in Europe through a partnership with SFR targeting business customers.
The pair is teaming up to provide MPLS-based virtual private network (VPN) services to French multinationals. SFR will provide the in-country network, information and communications technology, and Verizon onward links to other global markets. Services will be offered through a common customer interface, and include integrated network, convergence, process optimization, and customer care.
“This alliance is all about helping our joint customers ensure operational integrity and, with dispersed global sites, to more effectively serve their own customers,” says Rich Montgomery, vice president of strategy and business development at Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ EMEA.
Pierre Barnabé, executive vice president of SFR’s Business Team, says the deal will deliver “simplicity, economy and performance to companies, wherever they are.”