New Delhi, Feb 6:
Tata Communications has won a $20 million multi-year contract from the KION Group, the second largest global manufacturer of forklift trucks and warehouse technology, a statement said Friday.
Tata Communications will provide global wide area network (WAN) services to the KION Group’s 280 sites and 22,000 employees across 30 countries.
The innovative network will utilise a combination of cutting edge technologies to allow the KION Group to handle data more intelligently and with greater visibility than ever before.
“For the end user this will mean faster application delivery to any device, anywhere, at any time. The fact that the WAN will run on Tata Communications’ wholly-owned global dedicated backbone and utilise Tata Communications’ cloud-based security solution means the KION Group will have direct access to internet-based applications, improving both user experience and cost effectiveness,” it said here.
“The KION Group’s worldwide area network will be a truly next generation network model,” said Hans Gottlinger, country head Germany, Tata Communications.
“It has been designed from the ground up to both seamlessly blend the KION Group’s private wider area network with public internet connections, and understand the type of data that users are demanding from it. This means it can react to different data and applications in real-time, ensuring the end user has the best possible experience at the lowest cost and difficulty to the IT department,” he added.
“A single global provider would enable us to simplify our network management, but the advanced services that Tata Communications provides are going a step further in allowing us to take complete control of the traffic on our network. We can now take a truly user-focused approach to our services,” said Walter Gruner, chief information officer, KION Group. IANS