Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 65 | Page 14


Leading brewery AB InBev optimises infrastructure in Europe with Orange Business

centres to ensure it is offering the latest market insights as it looks to become the industry ’ s best-in-class smart brewery .

Anheuser-Busch InBev ( AB InBev ), a leading brewing company , has renewed its trust in Orange Business , laying the critical infrastructure foundation to enable its future digital innovation plans in Europe . Putting employee experience at the heart of its strategy , AB InBev has chosen Orange Business to deliver connectivity and voice services as the backbone for enhanced productivity .

AB InBev is the proud maker of more than 500 iconic brands , including Stella Artois , Corona and Budweiser . The company also has industry-leading digital platforms , dedicated research labs and technology
Orange Business supports AB InBev across its European operations , providing critical connectivity between 70 locations and its headquarters in Belgium . Faster connectivity performance and higher bandwidth enables AB InBev to invest in future digital tools with a robust network . In addition , Orange Business is transforming the legacy voice services to SIP-based solutions , allowing employees to communicate and operate through a Microsoft Teams environment to enhance their experience and ensure improved collaboration .
“ As we look to expand our digital footprint and innovate , it was essential to work with a supplier that could support us in our vision for the future ,” said Pieter Bruyland , Vice President Solutions Europe at AB InBev .

Tele Columbus deploys transformational Cloud Metro Infrastructure with Juniper Networks and NEC

Juniper Networks , a leader in secure , AIdriven networks , and NEC Corporation , a leading global IT and network transformation services provider , have announced they are working with Tele Columbus AG , one of Germany ’ s leading fibre network providers , to create a converged interconnect network ( CIN ) built on Juniper ’ s Cloud Metro infrastructure and NEC ’ s xHaul transformation services .

This will converge all its services onto a single , high-performance platform . Tele Columbus is investing in the next-generation network to enable sustainable business growth that can consistently deliver scalable , highquality digital entertainment and business service experiences while managing costs and environmental considerations effectively . As a key to this initiative , the initial launch of the new platform will take place in early 2023 .
Tele Columbus AG is one of Germany ’ s leading fibre network operators which reaches more than 3 million homes . Via its brand , PŸUR , the company offers highspeed Internet including telephony and more than 200 TV channels . All of this is via a digital entertainment platform that combines linear TV with video-on-demand entertainment .
To its housing association partners the Tele Columbus Group offers tailored models of co-operation and state-of-the-art services such as telemetric and tenant portals . As a full-service partner for municipalities and regional utilities , the company is actively supporting the fibre-based infrastructure and broadband Internet expansion in Germany .
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