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Valmet chooses Elisa and Vodafone Business to deliver global next generation network and telecom services

09 Dec 2020

Valmet has chosen Elisa, a Finnish pioneer in telecommunications and digital services, as its prime partner to provide global network, data security and network management services for the company. Working closely with Vodafone Business, Elisa will monitor and manage the data traffic of Valmet’s network and its local area network in more than 150 locations on five different continents. The Elisa solution enables Valmet´s business growth via new digitalized services and customer experiences and is one of the most automated network solutions in the world.

“The overall solution offered by Elisa and Vodafone Business met our needs perfectly when we were looking for a new next generation network solution. Our objective was to find a global solution that would be as comprehensive as possible to support a shift from a typical corporate network centric operating environment towards a cloud enabled global digital platform,” says Janne Puustinen, CIO, Valmet.

The SD-WAN network solution, implemented by Elisa, builds on three mainstays: advanced network automation, reliable network architecture and an international partner network. The partner network includes Vodafone, a leading telecommunications company in Europe and Africa.

Elisa´s advanced software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) makes it possible to manage services outside physical networks, enabling global network management and monitoring. Software-defined networks provide an excellent basis for making rapid changes to the network according to business needs and for taking full advantage of automation in Valmet’s Next Generation Network solution.

“It’s an honour to have the responsibility for the operation and quality of Valmet’s global network solution. Thanks to the automation, transparency and performance of the network, we are able to support Valmet´s business in different business situations. The cooperation with Valmet’s network and data security services is a great continuum for our long-term cooperation,” says Anna-Mari Ylihurula Vice President, Corporate Customers, Elisa.

We are pleased to leverage our long standing partnership with Elisa to help Valmet on their transformation journey. We’re providing Elisa with access to Vodafone’s global network and the ability to serve multinational corporations like Valmet.

David Joosten, Regional Director, Vodafone Americas and Partner Markets, Vodafone Business.

Elisa’s centre for network and data security services is located in Finland close to Valmet’s roots. With network management and operation (NOC), Elisa will be able to monitor the state of Valmet’s global network from Finland, and take necessary action remotely or by using its agile network of partners. The new cooperation will also be beneficial in the future when services are strongly moved to the cloud and 5G technology is utilized more extensively.

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About Elisa

Elisa is a pioneer in telecommunications and digital services. We serve approximately 2.8 million consumer, corporate and public administration organisation customers, and have over 6.3 million subscriptions in our extensive network. Cooperation with Vodafone and Tele2, among others, enables globally competitive services. Our core markets are Finland and Estonia, and we also provide digital services for international markets. Elisa’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. In 2019, our revenue was EUR 1.84 billion euros, and we employed 4,900 people. As a responsible Finnish market leader, our operations are guided by continuous improvement. We will be a carbon neutral company from 2020 onwards. Further information on www.elisa.com, Facebook (@elisasuomi) and Twitter (@ElisaOyj)

About Valmet

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy. Valmet's net sales in 2019 were approximately EUR 3.5 billion. Our 14,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward – every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. Read more at www.valmet.comwww.twitter.com/valmetglobal

About Vodafone

Vodafone is a leading telecommunications company in Europe and Africa. Our purpose is to “connect for a better future” and our expertise and scale gives us a unique opportunity to drive positive change for society. Our networks keep family, friends, businesses and governments connected and – as COVID-19 has clearly demonstrated – we play a vital role in keeping economies running and the functioning of critical sectors like education and healthcare. 

Vodafone is the largest mobile and fixed network operator in Europe and a leading global IoT connectivity provider. Our M-Pesa technology platform in Africa enables over 45m people to benefit from access to mobile payments and financial services. We operate mobile and fixed networks in 21 countries and partner with mobile networks in 48 more. As of 30 September 2020 we had over 300m mobile customers, more than 27m fixed broadband customers, over 22m TV customers and we connected more than 112m IoT devices. 

We support diversity and inclusion through our maternity and parental leave policies, empowering women through connectivity and improving access to education and digital skills for women, girls, and society at large. We are respectful of all individuals, irrespective of race, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, belief, culture or religion.

Vodafone is also taking significant steps to reduce our impact on our planet by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2025, purchasing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2025, and reusing, reselling or recycling 100% of our redundant network equipment.

For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com, follow us on Twitter at @VodafoneGroup or connect with us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/vodafone.

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