AT&T Helps BSH Expand Global Network Reach
Frankfurt, Germany, October 16, 2012
BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (BSH), Europe's largest manufacturer of home appliances, has extended its global contract with AT&T* and added ten new locations in Asia to support its growth in key emerging markets. These new locations will be connected to the global Wide Area Network (WAN), which will now cover a total of 70 BSH production and sales sites worldwide in a deal worth €16.2 million.
- The agreement is built on AT&T's proven track record as a key global supplier for BSH. AT&T has operated a powerful and highly available IP-based global virtual private network for BSH across 25 countries in Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia since 2004.
- The new agreement extends the contract by 56 months, increases available capacity and network resources for BSH around the world and adds new locations to the network.
- AT&T's reliable and efficient network infrastructure supports BSH's global use of high definition video conferencing.
"AT&T has proven to be a very reliable supplier with consistent quality throughout the world – an essential requirement for our mission-critical business applications. Having successfully worked together over the last seven years, we decided to rely on the services of AT&T in the future and even extend our agreement," said Dr. Jürgen Sturm, CIO BSH.
"Global players like BSH need a powerful, reliable network to support their business and growth. The network that we operate and monitor gives them a solid platform for rapid and efficient communication, to support their international business and expansion," said Joachim Kathmann, Vice President AT&T Germany and Central Europe.