Orange Business Services, a global digital services provider and carrier-grade integrator, has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). By joining BiTA, Orange Business Services confirms its co-innovation approach with customers and partners to help enable the wide adoption of blockchain applications in digital supply chain solutions by standardizing developed use cases.
With the growing interest in blockchain technology, there are an increasing number of blockchain-related pilot projects sprouting up around the world. BiTA was established to create a platform for members to discuss and set standards for these projects.
Chris Burruss, BiTA President, said, "Orange Business Services represents a global communications solutions provider that is working on a wide array of blockchain applications in many sectors. We are proud to welcome Orange Business Services as a BiTA member. The company recognizes the value that BiTA brings to the global transportation and logistics marketplace, and we anticipate Orange Business Services will be an active member of the Alliance.”
Patrick Sim, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific at Orange Business Services said, “Our ambition is to support our customers realize the power of data. In the field of transport and logistics we are helping our customers improve their global supply chain networks. With an eye on digital security, version control and permanency, we see the business value in using blockchain to store, process and exchange digital data in the transport and logistics industries. Orange Business Services has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance to leverage the ecosystem of partners and to deliver the best solutions to our customers.”
About Orange Business Services
Within the Orange telecommunications group, the 25,000 employees of Orange Business Services are dedicated to serving French companies and multinationals on every continent, supporting them in their digital transformation daily. Orange Business Services is an infrastructure operator, technology integrator and value-added service provider. It offers businesses digital solutions for their employees (collaborative workspaces and mobile workstations), customers (omnichannel customer relationship and development of new services) and projects (rich connectivity, flexible IT infrastructure, and cyber defence). The integrated technologies range from new-generation networks (SDN/NFV) to Big Data, connected objects, cloud computing, unified collaboration and communication applications, and cyber security. More than two million professionals, businesses and public authorities in France rely on Orange Business Services – as do more than 3,000 world-renowned multinationals around the globe.
Orange is a leading global telecommunications operator with revenues of €41 billion in 2017 and 260 million customers in 28 countries as of June 30, 2018. Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (ticker ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker ORAN).
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About the Blockchain in Transport Alliance
BiTA has quickly grown into the largest commercial blockchain alliance in the world, with nearly 500 members that collectively generate over $1 trillion in revenue annually. BiTA was founded by experienced technology and transportation executives to create a forum for the development of blockchain standards, commercialization and education for the freight, transportation, logistics and affiliated industries. Alliance members share a common mission to develop a standards framework, educate the market on blockchain applications and encourage the use of those applications. BiTA has offices in: Chattanooga, Tennessee (USA); Sydney, Australia (Asia-Pacific Region) and London (European Region). For more information, please visit the BiTA website at www.bita.studio/.