Equant strikes multimillion dollar deal with Japan Tobacco

14 May 2003

Paris-based network operator Equant [NYSE:ENT] has signed a major contract with JT International (JTI), the worldwide operating division of cigarette manufacturer Japan Tobacco, in what it describes as one of the biggest contracts to date for VoIP services in a corporate user network. Equant will provide JTI with IP-VPN services to 230 company sites, connecting over 11,000 companies in more than 40 countries. The exact value of the contract was not disclosed.