Linde has signed a three-year agreement with Equant, a communications service provider, to develop a 30-site adaptive VPN solution in the Asia Pacific region.

The aim is to consolidate the infrastructure and design an IT communication platform that satisfies all future business-relevant requirements and to make future business locations and services simple to integrate, while facilitating adaptation to changing bandwidth requirements.

Dr. Peter Wroblowski, CIO of Linde, said: \\$quot;We weren't looking for a network based on a single technology, but a network capable of combining a variety of different solutions. In addition, it had to be an adaptive solution that was both cost-efficient as well as flexible, while at the same time meeting current and