Verizon Business Enhances Enterprise Mobility Services in Asia-Pacific and Canada

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Verizon Business is making it even simpler for multinational customers with operations in the Asia-Pacific region and Canada to manage the costs of their enterprise mobility services.

To help enterprise customers select the most appropriate services for their specific business needs, the company has introduced flexible flat-rate and usage-based pricing plans for its individual and combined Global Dial and Wi-Fi services. Customers can adapt their price plans as required, with automatic billing adjustments in local currency. New advanced reporting tools enable the customers to keep track of usage patterns and therefore optimize management of their services.

Claudio Castelli, senior analyst, Enterprise Asia Pacific, Ovum, said, "This is another step in Verizon's enterprise mobility strategy and shows its intentions to address a major MNCs' concern for enterprise mobility. A recent survey has shown that the biggest gap between MNCs' mobility priorities and service providers' capabilities is on international roaming costs."

Verizon Business now has more than 3 million users of its Enterprise Mobility services accessing corporate resources while on the move, highlighting the ongoing importance of access flexibility for business users. Verizon Enterprise Mobility is designed to reduce the administrative costs associated with extending corporate network access to on-the-go workers.  The flexible, scalable, easily administered solution offers corporate users multiple access options while addressing their varying access-security requirements.

"The customer's experience of using our global solutions portfolio should be as simple and productive as possible," said Mike Marcellin, vice president, global product marketing for Verizon Business. "Our integrated Enterprise Mobility services enable all constituents of the extended enterprise - whether employees, partners or suppliers - to tap into company resources, collaboration applications and up-to-date information, through both fixed and wireless access.

"Our objective is to enable effective collaboration, no matter where the employee may be. The continued increase in our user base is testament to the strength of our overall Enterprise Mobility service portfolio," Marcellin said.

About Verizon Enterprise Mobility Services

Verizon Enterprise Mobility provides a flexible, scalable, easy-to-use set of solutions that offers customers options to securely, rapidly and seamlessly access their business communications infrastructure around the globe. The service includes advanced end-user client software that is centrally administered and ensures all communications to the corporate network comply with customer's security policies.  Additionally, Verizon Enterprise Mobility integrates seamlessly with Verizon Private IP for network-based remote access to a Verizon-provided MPLS (multiprotocol label switching) network.

Verizon Enterprise Mobility supports 3G Mobile Data, Wi-Fi, Dial-up and customer- provided access with:

  • Wi-Fi Access at 60,000 hotspots in more than 80 countries (with expansion in progress).

  • 3G Mobile Data Access for U.K.-based customers (UMTS/HSDPA/GPRS) in 123 countries worldwide.

  • 3G Mobile Data Access for U.S.-based customers via the Verizon Wireless network (EVDO).

  • Dial-up access in more than 150 countries.

  • Support for 3rd party-provided access worldwide.

In addition, Verizon Business provides all the tools, software and support to allow quick and simple service deployment for its customers around the world. Local customer service and stringent service level agreements all reinforce the overall customer experience.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a global IP leader and network-based partner for delivering integrated communications and information technology (IT) solutions to large-business and government customers worldwide.  Combining unsurpassed reach with managed services, security, mobility, collaboration and professional services capabilities, Verizon Business delivers global solutions that power innovation and enable its customers to do business better.  For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com.