Alcatel-Lucent and T-Systems conclude global frame agreement on enterprise solutions and managed services
Stuttgart - T-Systems and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced they have concluded a global framework agreement under which Alcatel-Lucent is providing T-Systems and Deutsche Telekom with convergent communications solutions from its enterprise portfolio. This will make it even easier for T-Systems and the business customer branch of Deutsche Telekom, to supply their large enterprise customers (T-Systems) and business customers (DT), with proven IP solutions for voice and data networking.
Among these are the telecommunications systems Octopus Open and Octopus EP, as well as a large LAN portfolio. All business units of DT, including its affiliates worldwide will now have direct access to Alcatel-Lucent’s enterprise solutions. The international affiliates can also profit from Alcatel-Lucent´s Managed Services offer. The framework agreement, which demonstrates a long-term collaboration, replaces and expands previous non-global agreements and strengthens the successful alliance between the two companies.
T-Systems´ customers globally and business customers of Deutsche Telekom will benefit from Alcatel-Lucent’s advanced, convergent IP communications technologies from its enterprise portfolio. These include for instance hybrid VoIP and digital communications systems for businesses, solutions for contact centers, hotels and hospitality, Unified Communications applications, mobility solutions, LAN and WLAN platforms, network management, and security solutions.
“We are looking forward to supply our customers even easier and quicker than in the past with convergent enterprise solutions. We can do that because we got a much quicker access to Alcatel-Lucent’s portfolio. Global access and an easy ordering process are supporting our services commitment”, said Klaus Werner, CFO from T-Systems. “Moreover, we can now offer our international enterprise customers Managed Services as a cost model. For many customers, this is an attractive alternative to buying the technology.”
“The conclusion of this new, now globally valid framework agreement with T-Systems underlines the strategic cooperation of both companies”, says Alf Henryk Wulf, Chairman of the Board at Alcatel-Lucent in Germany. “For us, this collaboration is a milestone in our continued close cooperation and promises to have a positive influence on the international growth of both companies"
Alcatel-Lucent’s enterprise solutions interconnect networks, people, processes and knowledge securely and with industry leading energy efficiency, transforming every interaction into a business opportunity, and ultimately achieve higher growth. T-Systems’ enterprise customers can significantly reduce their operating costs and evolve to become Dynamic Enterprises, where Enterprise 2.0 capabilities and real-time communications come together to achieve a higher level of collaboration, interaction and knowledge sharing between employees.
With a global infrastructure of computer centers and networks, T-Systems operates information and communications technology (ICT) for multinational corporations and public institutions. On this basis, Deutsche Telekom’s corporate-customer unit offers integrated solutions for the connected future of business and society. Some 46,000 employees combine industry expertise and ICT innovations to add noticeable value to their customers’ core business all over the world. T-Systems generated revenue of around EUR 11 billion in the 2008 financial year.
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Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to 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 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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