Verizon Business Helps Siemens Enterprise Communications Upgrade and Streamline Its European Communications

Like many multinational companies, Siemens Enterprise Communications needed to streamline its communications network management while setting the stage for advanced services.  The company turned to Verizon Business for an integrated communications and networking solution that will enable it to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively as it transitions to a unified communications environment.

Verizon's solution for upgrading Siemens Enterprise Communications' European communications infrastructure integrates voice over IP with centralized, multicountry and multisite IP Trunking to link the company's Munich headquarters with operations across 10 European countries. Additionally, Verizon IP Trunking's Burstable Enterprise Shared Trunks (BEST) feature enables Siemens to essentially scale VoIP network capacity on demand to support its business needs.

Verizon's simple VoIP infrastructure has also enabled Siemens to transition all its voice communications to its own award-winning OpenScape Unified Communications Suite, which includes audio conferencing, presence and collaboration tools - as well as providing a platform on which this can be demonstrated to the company's customers.

Guenther Ernst, Siemens Enterprise Communications chief information officer, said: "Migrating our European infrastructure to the Verizon Business solution has enhanced not only our internal communications capabilities, but also our ability to service our customers. We chose Verizon Business to support us for Europe in our global project, thanks to the positive experience of working with the company in North America, and are now planning to continue deployment across the Asia-Pacific region. Essentially, Verizon Business is helping us streamline our operations so we can enhance our business agility to realize our business goals."

About Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co KG
Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co KG is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based architectures to unify communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath(r) commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co KG includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co KG or Enterasys please visit www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com

Note: Siemens Enterprise Communications & Co K.G. is a trademark licensee of Siemens AG. HiPath, OpenOffice, OpenScape and OpenStage, are registered trademarks of Siemens Enterprise Communications & Co K.G. or its affiliates. All other company, brand, product and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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.