Verizon Business to Fully Manage Global Network for Outotec

READING, England - Outotec -- a leading global provider of process solutions, technologies and services for the mining and metallurgical industries -- is consolidating its global communications infrastructure with Verizon Business.

Verizon Business will supply Outotec with Verizon Private IP, a fully managed communications network, which will provide secure, high-speed connectivity for 30 of Outotec's key global locations spanning six continents.  Some business-critical applications will be colocated at a Verizon Business hosting site in the United States, complementing Outotec's own data centers in Australia and Finland.

In addition, fully managed Verizon Internet dedicated and Internet scanning services will also deliver a high-performance and full-time dedicated Internet connection, as well as help Outotec protect its e-mail system from spam and viruses.

Outotec, with headquarters in Finland, employs approximately 2,100 employees worldwide and is a market and technology leader in three key business divisions: metals processing, base metals and minerals processing. The company was listed as an independent company in 2006 when it was spun out from its parent, Outokumpu Oyj. Because of the global nature of its business and its established global presence, Outotec decided to reassess its global network infrastructure to ensure it was suitable to support its current and future internal and external collaboration requirements.

Outotec decided to consolidate its network infrastructure and management with a single global communications partner to achieve both cost and management efficiencies.

"We had already enjoyed a positive relationship with Verizon Business when we were part of Outokumpu," said Petri Tanskanen, vice president of IT, Outotec. "As we reviewed our options after the tendering process, it became clear that Verizon Business was still the right choice for us - all over the world. The fact that Verizon Business offered a one-stop shop for almost all our requirements was perfect. The company's professional approach to after-sales service was also noted."

Tanskanen concluded: "Network maintenance is not our core business. By working with Verizon Business we are able to focus on our own operations, assured that our infrastructure is in safe hands."

Pekka Inkinen, sales director, Verizon Business, said, "For global companies like Outotec, a secure, global communications infrastructure is absolutely vital to keep their global operations running. Verizon Business' global reach as well as its local presence were all key in Outotec's decision to entrust this project to us. But even more important was our team's ability to delve into the organization and develop a solution that truly addressed its business concerns. We look forward to continuing to support Outotec as it works to achieve its global business objectives for many years to come."

About Outotec
Outotec is a worldwide technology leader providing innovative and environmentally sound solutions for a wide variety of customers in minerals and metals processing as well as related process industries. Outotec Oyj is listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki. The company website is www.outotec.com.

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.