BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB)announced today that PSA Peugeot Citroën will deploy 10,000 BlackBerry Z10 smartphones for its operations in France and Spain, and is migrating to BlackBerry’s award-winning Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution – BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10).
BlackBerry 10 is the platform of choice for France-headquarteredPSA Peugeot Citroën, the second largest car manufacturer in Europe. “BlackBerry 10 is the best mobility platform for us in terms of integration, security, connectivity and price,” said Eric Marchand, Head of Telecom atPSA Peugeot Citroën. “Every day, our employees need to share and access confidential information so it’s critical that we have the most secure and user friendly smartphones. With BES10, we are assured that the confidentiality of our information is maintained while alsoensuring that Peugeot’s employees can enjoy the best experience for personal as well asprofessional use.”
According to Hervé Liboureau, Managing Director for Western Europe and Central Europeat BlackBerry, “This significant investment by PSA Peugeot Citroën demonstrates the value and benefits that BES10 with BlackBerry 10 smartphones brings to enterprise customers.BES10 was chosen for its complete end-to-end security, simplified integration with existing IT systems, and numerous enterprise applications.”
To date, customers have installed nearly 30,000 BES10 commercial and test servers around the world. In France, more than 60 percent of the CAC 40 companies (the 40 companies with the most significant values among the 100 highest market caps on the Paris Bourse) have ordered, downloaded or installed BES10. Organizations continue to choose BlackBerry because it is the most proven and trusted enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution, supporting iOS, Android™ and BlackBerry smartphones.