BNP Paribas taps Orange Business to deploy SD-WAN solution

BNP Paribas has selected Orange Business Services to deploy an SD-WAN solution in more than 1,800 bank branches across France.
BNP Paribas Group CIO Bernard Gavgani
BNP Paribas will be integrating Flexible SD-WAN from Orange Business Services to accelerate its digital transformation. This enables easy deployment of multiple services, such as dynamic routing and path selection, with scalability and flexibility.

It also empowers administrators to monitor infrastructure performance and resolve potential network congestion through simple software modifications, thereby optimizing application performance. BNP Paribas can take advantage of a secure hybrid network by deploying SD-WAN.

Technology experts from Orange Business Services and BNP Paribas built the solution design together and prioritized the features to be deployed. More than 3,600 access lines—two per branch, including one Internet access line – are currently being rolled out with a focus on maintaining business continuity for each site during the migration.

“In addition to IT expertise, the Orange teams demonstrated a great ability to understand our business challenges, and they knew what needed to be done to support our end-to-end digital transformation,” said Bernard Gavgani, chief information officer at BNP Paribas Group.