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July 08, 2011

NextiraOne Signs Partnership Agreement with SIEA of France
By Rahul Arora
TMCnet Contributor

NextiraOne (News - Alert), Europe's leading expert in communications services and energy recently announced that it has signed a charter of partnership with e-communications group SIEA of the Ain region of France (Syndicat Intercommunal d'énergie et d'e-communication de l'Ain),. The partnership implies that NextiraOne has become one of the operators of the regional fibre optic network LIAin. With the agreement, both SIEA and NextiraOne with work together to offer high speed broadband services to the entire Ain region, including professionals who have a high demand for such services.

"Currently there are some parts of our region that have little or no access to high speed internet," said SIEA Representative Jean-François Pelletier, in a statement. "Thanks to the LIAin network, the public fibre optic network of the Ain communities, managed and operated by RESO-LIAin and in collaboration with service operators like NextiraOne, our aim is to cover more than 90% of homes and businesses by 2013, including many villages and hamlets. This will help to stimulate a balanced development of the Ain département (situated in the Rhone-Alpes region of France).

NextiraOne has played an important role in designing the LIAin network architecture and deploying a backbone based on three regional Points of Presence (POPs). NextiraOne also contributed in implementing several traffic distribution nodes throughout the Ain area. The company is also involved in all aspects of project management, training and operational support as well as supporting SIEA in the implementation of multi-vendor solutions (including Cisco (News - Alert), Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, ECI).

"We are delighted to be working with the SIEA to facilitate the development of the digital economy in the Ain département," said Nicolas Kwasniowski, Business Solution Manager for Customised WAN Solutions at NextiraOne. "This project demonstrates our ability to assist our clients in the implementation of strategic projects as well as our commitment to transforming a client relationship into a true partnership. This new relationship with the SIEA will enable NextiraOne to continue its transformation into a major player in the field of WAN services, by using the LIAin infrastructure to build increasingly effective enterprise solutions. Our sales teams are ready to promote these new offerings. We believe that the SIEA initiative sends a strong signal, which will encourage and boost IT activity in the Ain region. We are proud to be a part of this project."

Rahul Arora is a TMCnet contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves


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