Vodafone Global Enterprise (VGE), the business in Vodafone that manages the communication needs of its largest Enterprise customers, has won the contract to provide Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) with a fully managed MPLS network in 67 countries, connecting over 400 sites across Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Specifically, Vodafone Global Enterprise will provide DPDHL with an international Wide Area Network (WAN) across the three regions and a domestic WAN in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The solution enables DPDHL to provide improved tracking capabilities, allowing employees quicker and easier access to vital bespoke applications, as well as providing critical connectivity to DPDHL’s data centres in Czech Republic and Malaysia.
Vodafone Global Enterprise consultants worked closely with DPDHL to understand its fixed data network requirements for the Express, Global Forwarding & Freight, and Supply Chain Business Units. Based on these requirements, Vodafone Global Enterprise will implement a fully integrated and managed network ensuring efficient and reliable connectivity.
The fully managed MPLS network has been designed to provide DPDHL’s key business units with a resilient, agile and flexible telecoms service to support its growth and deliver greater cost efficiencies, while enhancing the user experience. As well as providing enhanced security and improved performance levels for business-critical applications, the solution demonstrates Vodafone’s ability to utilise its global capabilities to deliver to specific customer requirements. It also provides DPDHL with a platform on which to build further cost-effective, converged services.
Vodafone Global Enterprise won the contract to provide the fully managed fixed data networks due to its international reach, its expertise in providing telecoms solutions across many countries with diverse operating requirements, and the broadening of its capabilities into the total communications space.
Vodacom’s country businesses – Gateway Business Services and Vodacom Business South Africa – have combined with Vodafone Global Enterprise to provide complete connectivity and management between the international networks as well as comprehensive project management support throughout, ensuring that all regions benefit from its global reach and expertise. Gateway Business Services and Vodacom Business South Africa are operating divisions of Vodacom Group Limited, a Vodafone subsidiary.
“With Vodafone’s MPLS solution DPDHL has access to streamlined and reliable telecoms services to improve both productivity and performance” says Ralf Weissbeck, MD of IT Services at DPDHL. “Vodafone Global Enterprise will help us to deliver on these points by giving us a fully managed and converged next-generation network solution that greatly enhances service reliability and performance while effectively reducing costs.”