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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and RingCentral launch co-branded cloud solution

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and RingCentral have entered into a strategic partnership with their sights set on enabling enterprises around the world with cloud communications services.

Through the partnership the businesses are launching a new co-branded cloud solution called Rainbow Office powered by RingCentral that will be a unique and exclusive offering from Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise.

The new offering will be available in the first quarter of 2021.

Under the commercial agreement, both companies will contribute resources towards development and sales and marketing of Rainbow Office powered by RingCentral.

RingCentral will pay Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise $100 million in cash for exclusive access, a minimum seat commitment, and future commissions.

According to the company, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s central mission is to deliver customised technology experiences to enterprises with a verticalised business approach in networking, communications, and cloud.

The new offering is said to ‘enrich’ the company’s cloud portfolio and enable customers to accelerate their digital transformation with public Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS).

Going forward, RingCentral and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise will jointly develop programs designed for the enterprise cloud communications services market.

RingCentral founder, chairman and CEO Vlad Shmunis says, “We are excited to partner with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and to bring our industry-leading cloud communications solutions to their customers and partners.

“Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s strong presence in Europe and beyond will enhance our ability to jointly enable customers and partners accelerate their migration to cloud communication solutions in these markets.”

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise CEO Jack Chen says, “Customers demand agile, robust and secured cloud communication and collaboration solutions in today’s high-speed technology world.

“For our customers and partners, this strategic partnership enables us to offer them a wider choice of technology-leading cloud solutions, to comprehensively cover their business needs.

“This partnership will also enable Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise to accelerate the development and transformation of our cloud business to become the number one player in cloud solutions in Europe and beyond focusing on vertical solutions and services to make everything connect.

“It will bring significant opportunities for our well-established business partner ecosystem and strong values for our customers.”

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise provides customised technology experiences with networking, communications and cloud solutions for enterprises whether they are based on the cloud, on premises, and hybrid.

These solutions have built-in security and are designed to limit their environmental impact.

RingCentral is the provider of the cloud Message Video Phone (MVP), customer engagement and contact centre solutions for businesses worldwide.

RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading third-party business applications and enables customers to customise business workflows.