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Every day, in over 50 countries worldwide, hundreds of organizations depend on Bull's products, solutions and services to support their critical business activities and processes. Bull's customers are extremely diverse, but they broadly share the same requirements: the need for high-performance, mission-critical systems that help them innovate and grow faster than their competitors. As 'Architect of an Open World', Bull has a unique ability to capture the world’s intelligence and make it work for its customers, providing made-to-measure solutions to ever-more complex problems.

Let's "moov" the mobile

Moov is a subsidiary of the Etisalat UAE, Atlantic Telecom and operates in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Niger, Central African Republic and Togo. To centralize and standardize its IT infrastructure to increase robustness, availability and performance, the Group relied on Bull to build its new IT infrastructure based on Escala and EMC storage solutions.

Inwi chooses Bull to manage its customer relationship

When you’re a new player that wants to establish itself from nothing in a market that may be growing, but is also occupied by well-established major incumbents, the key to success depends on one golden rule:innovating and winning through exceptional customer relations. Inwi, the new Moroccan telecoms operator launched in 2006, has done just that. The challenge? To build an attractive and profitable alternative to the existing operators, from the ground up. The secret? An innovative and flexible information system, totally designed and built by Bull. With special attention paid to CRM, giving Inwi a global vision of the customer throughout the sales chain, from point-of-sale through call centers to billing. The result? One million subscribers in just 6 months, in 2007, followed by rapid growth expanding gradually across all segments:fixed, mobile, Internet and business solutions.

Mobile communications take off with Bull and OnAir

Whether for business or personal reasons, being able to make phone calls and connect to the Internet while you are on a plane is something many passengers really want. Thanks to OnAir, this is now possible on over 10,000 flights a month to 280 destinations, in more than 70 countries. Set up in 2005 by SITA, the specialist in telecommunications for the global aviation sector, and the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus, OnAir has developed an in-flight system for mobile phone calls via satellite. With Bull’s help, what was originally an enticing idea has now become a flexible and robust commercial proposition which has already won over many prestigious airlines.

Bull helps Bordeaux Metropolitan Borough Council update its messaging infrastructure

CUB embarked on a comprehensive messaging infrastructure modernization project, so as to offer even better services to its users. As part of a four-year support, assistance and auditing contract for Microsoft technologies, the Council decided to call on Bull to ensure the successful delivery of this project and to directly migrate its 3,000 Microsoft Exchange 2003 mailboxes to the very latest version of the software: Exchange 2010… making a real leap forward in technological terms and ensuring greatly improved performance.

Senegal's leading telecom operator facilitates and secures IT access.

Sonatel, Senegal's first telephone company, now provides telephone (land and cellular), internet, television and data services to over 5 million customers in Africa. A 42% owned subsidiary of France Telecom, Sonatel is Senegal's leading telecom company and has become the top provider of mobile telephone services in Mali.
Until now, administrators had to update accounts on a case by case basis, with 5 to 7 applications per user. And each employee had to manage as many passwords on a daily basis. Sonatel's general managers therefore decided to invest in an overall identity and access management solution.
Sonatel selected Evidian's offer. The functional criteria were met and Evidian was able to demonstrate its hands-on experience in the telecommunications market.
From now on, this solution will let Sonatel manage its users and assign them access rights to resources in a uniform, universal, and quick fashion.

OPT chooses Bull to lauch new multi-Play services in new caledonia

OPT, the publicly-owned Post and Telecommunications Office in New Caledonia offers a comprehensive range of telecoms services. At the heart of its business activities, the Comptel mediation platform is used to collect billing data and activate services. In order to launch innovative new offerings, and multi-play services in particular, OPT has asked Bull to integrate new functionality into a convergent platform that will deliver greater flexibility and efficiency to OPT.

A modernized storage infrastructure to support Zain Gabon’s growth

With its dynamic expansion strategy, Zain is today the leading Telco operator in the Middle East and Africa, covering 22 countries including Gabon with 830,000 subscribers. To support its growth and continue to offer innovative services to its customers, Zain Gabon wanted to rationalize its IT infrastructures with a global storage solution that would guarantee protection, consolidation, backup and archiving of its business data. The chosen infrastructure is built on EMC hardware and software solutions with a SAN-hosted CLARiiON storage array. Secure access management, regular backup and data replication guarantee maximum availability of information. With its local presence and expertise, Bull implemented the entire project from design to deployment, with the support of experts from EMC. Deployed in less than six months, the new infrastructure has immediately resulted in reduced maintenance costs and improved response times.


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