The French Joint Directorate for Infrastructure Networks and Information Systems (DIRISI) selected Orange Business Services and Telespazio France to provide several satellite communication capabilities and the associated managed services to all military and state entities involved in this framework agreement, the company said.
These services will facilitate communications when armed forces are involved in field missions, where end-to-end security is vital.
A strategic partnership to target the government satellite communications market
Orange Business Services and Telespazio France, a subsidiary of Telespazio ( a joint venture between Leonardo, 67%, and Thales, 33%), have pooled their teams, skills and infrastructures to develop an offer dedicated to state requirements, known as MONaLiSat (National Meta-Operator for Satellite Connections).
This offer relies on a comprehensive range of satellite telecommunications services and associated equipment which both partners have used to meet the specific requirements of the Ministry. The solutions provided by Orange Business Services and Telespazio France will help supply land and maritime communications in several bands and meet the mobility needs of forces when deployed in the field.
Based in Toulouse with offices in Paris, Kourou and Bordeaux, Telespazio France is the French subsidiary of Telespazio, a company owned by the Leonardo and Thales groups (67%/33%). A pioneer in satellite services, Telespazio has been at the forefront of significant progress and breakthroughs for more than 50 years.
Telespazio France is recognised as a figure in this field, operating complex satellite systems and maintaining many infrastructures for CNES, Arianespace and the French Ministry of Defence.
Telespazio France draws on its culture of innovation and expertise in new digital technologies to develop new high added-value services, notably in telecommunications, geo-information and navigation.
Orange Business Services, the B2B branch of the Orange Group, and its 25,000 employees, is focused on supporting the digital transformation of multinational enterprises and French SMEs across five continents.