Sandvik IT Services Selects Verizon Business as Preferred Global Data Communications Provider

Sandvik IT Services, the global IT supplier for the Sandvik Corporation, has chosen Verizon Business as the company's preferred global data communications provider.

Under the terms of the new contract, Sandvik Corporation will transfer the full, 24 x 7 management of the majority of its global network to Verizon Business. This will help the company reduce its data communications costs.

Sandvik IT Services began working with Verizon Business in 1999 and wanted to develop a consolidated global network that would be able to support the company's existing communications requirements as well as be quickly scaled to support ongoing global growth. In addition, Sandvik wanted the network to provide a foundation on which the company could build advanced IP-enabled communications solutions.

Verizon Business manages 260,000-plus security, network and hosting devices across more than 4,200 customer networks in 142 countries and territories. Verizon Business' industry-leading service-level commitments and award-winning IMPACT network management platform underscore its legacy of service and innovation.

About Sandvik IT Services
Sandvik IT Services has approx. 900 employees, 500 of which are located in Sweden. Our co-workers can also be found in, for example, the U.S., Australia, Germany, South Africa, China and Russia. We are present in all major Sandvik countries and have co-workers in approx. 40 countries.

Our mission is to support the Sandvik business' and IT users' need to grow, increase efficiency and have a problem free IT environment, through delivery of efficient, global and innovative end-to-end IT solutions. Sandvik IT Services support over 365 applications and over 30 000 users. Our customers can be found within all Sandvik's business areas all over the world.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ), is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. We combine professional expertise with one of the world's most connected IP networks to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security and network solutions.  We securely connect today's extended enterprises of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees - enabling them to increase productivity and efficiency and help preserve the environment.  Many of the world's largest businesses and governments - including 96 percent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions - rely on our professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.