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Alcatel-Lucent introduces its new value-added distributor OT-IT to serve SMB’s communications needs in Algeria


Algiers, Algeria - Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announces a partnership with OT-IT, a new VAD (value-added distributor) to address the needs of local integrators who install and support communication solutions for small and medium businesses (SMB) in Algeria.

OT-IT, international distributor of telecommunications equipment in Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, will be represented by One Tech Algeria to play a leading role energizing the Algerian SMB market and to deliver the Alcatel-Lucent Business Partner Program. The program is designed to recruit, train, certify, support, and provide innovative communication solutions to indirect resellers in order to broaden distribution and better address the growing SMB market in Algeria.

One Tech will deliver Alcatel-Lucent’s Office Communications Solutions, a leading SMB solution tailored to provide a secure, integrated, future-proof voice and data infrastructure, with open source functionality to incorporate business-critical applications. This reduces costs and ensures continuity in a company’s communications network. Modular, cost-effective mobile solutions are included, providing single number service and push applications to strengthen customer relationships and improve employee productivity by delivering efficient access to information.

“Partnering with a communications leader like Alcatel-Lucent will allow us to expand our activities in North Africa and particularly in the high-growth Algerian market,” said Lamia Fourati-Ben Jaafar, OT-IT’s Chief Executive Officer.

“The support from our business partners is extremely important for us. As a market leader, we strive to motivate our customers toward a ‘dynamic enterprise’ framework where the interconnection of a company’s networks, employees, processes and knowledge can dramatically improve its business performance.” said Laurent Thevenon, regional director of Alcatel-Lucent’s Enterprise activities in the Mediterranean, West & Central Africa. ”Our partnership with OT-IT proves once again our commitment as a referenced vendor in Enterprise communications solutions, which will strengthen our presence among small and medium business companies in Algeria”.

About OT-IT
OT-IT is a company specialized in telecommunications equipment distribution, which focuses its distribution strategy on strong world-renowned partners. Based on its north African expansion strategy, OT-IT has reinforced its presence on the one hand by the existing platform in Tunis since 1985 TTE and the other two locations subsidiaries, the first in Tripoli named LTIT and the second One Tech Algeria in Algiers. OT-IT is a member of One TECH, a private industrial group operating on the international market, specialized in wire industry, electronics subcontracting, telecommunications, and lately in Information and communication technologies. The group spreads out within northern and southern of Mediterranean sea, having sites in France, Germany, Libya and Algeria, with a turn over consolidated by all the enterprises of the group that rises above 250 million Euros, out of which more than 80% at international scale. For more information, visit TTE in the web : external link and OneTech Group : external link

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions that deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 17.8 billion in 2007 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:


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