AT&T and BSH Renew Worldwide Network Agreement
Frankfurt /Main, Germany, May 7, 2009
BSH Bosch and Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (BSH), one of the world's leading producers of household appliances, has renewed its global networking agreement with AT&T*. AT&T will operate and monitor an efficient, highly-available wide area network (WAN) for BSH with more than 800 network nodes throughout the world. This will link BSH's data centres, production sites and distribution centres in 25 countries spread throughout Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia. The agreement will run for three years and is worth $10.4 million. AT&T has been providing the WAN solution for BSH since 2004.
“The reliability and the performance of our global network are fundamentally important for the heartbeat of the firm, as the business processes of BSH are being carried through business platforms in a highly consolidated manner. The wide-reaching network must deliver a service of uniform quality for business-critical applications in all regions. We were pleased with the services of the AT&T Business Solutions over the last few years and are happy to be able to continue the valued partnership in the coming years,” said Dr. Jürgen Sturm, BIO BSH. “The company is a reliable provider with comprehensive experience and competence as well as a globally equipped service organisation. There are possible areas for an expansion of the cooperation through BSH’s further regional growth.”
"A worldwide integrated network with uniform service standards is critical for the business of global players like BSH. With AT&T WAN we offer BSH a solid platform that enables the company to communicate faster and more efficiently," said Joachim Kathmann, Vice President of AT&T in Germany and Central Europe.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
About BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH
BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH is a corporate group operating worldwide, which posts annual sales in the year 2008 of about 8.76 billion Euros. It stemmed from a joint venture set up in 1967 between Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart) and Siemens AG (Munich).Today, BSH operates 44 factories in 14 countries in Europe, the USA, Latin America and Asia. Together with a global network of sales and customer service firms, the BSH family is today made up of about 70 companies in more than 40 countries, employing more than 40,000 people.
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