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Press Release -- May 31st, 2011
Source: Verizon
Tags: Video, VoIP

Springer Teams Up With Verizon to Unify Global Communications Infrastructure

BRUSSELS - Global scientific publisher Springer today announced it has selected Verizon's integrated networking solution to help unify Springer's global network infrastructure. Springer works with some of the world's best academics and authors, delivering high-quality knowledge and information to customers around the globe through its network of 55 publishing houses in 20 countries.

Verizon is providing Springer with a fully managed virtual private networking solution with professional services support. This flexible advanced IP environment can be quickly scaled to accommodate the future deployment of solutions, such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and unified communications. It will enable Springer to adopt a more consistent approach to information delivery and streamline the company's IT operations.

The net result will be a more efficient and cost-effective operation, capable of delivering information to Springer's researcher, student and professional customers when and how required.

Jaap Schipper, Springer's head of network and telephony, said: "Verizon connects, monitors and manages the private network that connects Springer companies. Within this network we're able to assign priorities to the various types of network traffic, which has a positive effect on our critical business applications."

Verizon is a global leader in driving better business outcomes for enterprises and government agencies. Verizon delivers integrated IT and communications solutions via its high-IQ global IP and mobility networks to enable businesses to securely access information, share content and communicate. Verizon is rapidly transforming to a cloud-based "everything-as-a-service" delivery model that will put the power of enterprise-class solutions within the reach of every business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.

About Springer
Springer Science+Business Media (www.springer.com) is a leading global scientific publisher, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. The company is also a trusted provider of local-language professional publications in Europe, especially in Germany and the Netherlands. In the science, technology and medicine (STM) sector, the group publishes around 2,000 journals and more than 6,500 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in about 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and more than 5,000 employees. In 2010, it generated annual sales of around EUR 866 million.

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 104 million total connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 196,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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