Orange inks business tablet deal with Samsung

French operator group Orange’s business division has inked a deal with Korean device maker Samsung to build innovative, secure tablet solutions for enterprises. The two plan to work together on seamlessly integrating Orange services – such as device management, deployment services and customer support – within Samsung tablets for the enterprise market.

The deal applies to Orange’s footprint in Europe, with specific emphasis on Belgium, France, Poland and Spain.

The two will combine their complementary services, ecosystems and expertise to co-develop solutions for businesses. Orange will combine its expertise in connectivity, services integration, device management and enterprise-grade security all over the world with Samsung’s range of services and latest devices.

They will focus on two key areas; tablets and security. Tablets offer companies a major opportunity to rethink and optimise business processes and even develop new services, said Orange. They will customise some vertical applications to propose innovative vertical applications dedicated to tablets for key sectors, such as education and healthcare.

Security is another major concern for companies particularly in the mobile environment, said Orange. Samsung KNOX, an end-to-end security solution that provides security enhancements from the hardware through the application layer, will be integrated into Orange’s Mobile Device Management solution. KNOX offers an isolated and secure container that allows for the separation of work and personal environment, providing enhanced security. The solution will be available to Orange B2B customers initially in France and progressively extended to other Orange European markets.

“The tablet is revolutionising the enterprise market providing a new platform to rethink business processes,” said Thierry Bonhomme, CEO at Orange Business Services. “The Orange Business Services – Samsung partnership enables enterprises to seize this opportunity and is part of our ambition to support companies’ digital transformation. Being able to offer our mobility solutions embedded in Samsung’s latest tablets is a true differentiator for us.”

“The Enterprise market is one of the biggest beneficiaries of mobile innovation,” added Young Lee, executive vice president of Europe Telecommunications Operation, Samsung Electronics. “Through this partnership, Samsung and Orange can provide customers with turn-key offerings that encompass devices, solutions, services, and connectivity to enhance productivity. We will leverage the strengths and assets of our respective companies to bring the latest innovation to our enterprise customers.”


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