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ALE launches its agile Network as a Service offer

Post on Nov. 30, 2021

Enterprises can benefit from the latest ALE Network solutions and advanced services via an agile hybrid subscription model

Paris, France – November 30th, 2021: Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, a leading provider of networking solutions tailored to customers’ industries, has launched Network as a Service by ALE (NaaS) offering enterprises the opportunity to cost effectively accelerate the digital transformation of their business. The network infrastructure can quickly scale up and adapt with maximum agility to satisfy new business demand and improve user experience.

The NaaS offer introduces a flexible hybrid model to purchase Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Digital Age Networking solutions based on OmniSwitches, OmniAccess Stellar and OmniVista Cirrus management platforms and associated value-added services. It enables ALE business partners and customers to purchase hardware and subscribe to software licenses, applications and services for what they need, providing flexible and customisable access to the latest network technology and advanced services with a low initial investment.

The NaaS offer’s purpose is to bring multiple as a Service components together to simplify and automate network operations and provide deployment consistency:

  • Connectivity as a Service offers state-of-the art Access and Core switches, as well as the latest Wi-Fi Access Points solutions and SD-WAN services for campus, branch and data centre connectivity.
  • Application as a Service includes network management and analytics, asset tracking and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) for full visibility of network health, threat protection, device inventory and location knowledge. Quality of experience and business process automation will soon complement the initial offer.
  • Business as a Service will provide customised industry-specific services, billed on consumption and specific business metrics. Network services integration for smart cities, healthcare, transportation and education eco-systems will be announced next year.

"We are excited to introduce the NaaS offer to the market which we believe will transform how customers and partners can access and consume our network solutions and services, with a complete integration into their business workflows. NaaS gives them the flexibility, agility, and cost efficiency to strengthen and simplify their network infrastructure services, which are the foundation of their digital communication capabilities, and adapt faster to quickly changing business demands." Stephan Robineau, Executive VP, Network Business Division at Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise