Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

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ALE International SAS
Société par actions simplifiée
IndustryTelecommunications equipment
Founded1960 (as part of CGE)
Headquarters
32 Avenue Kleber, 92700 Colombes
,
France
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Jack Chen
(CEO)
OwnerChina Huaxin Post and Telecom Technologies (2014–present)
Websitewww.al-enterprise.com/ Edit this on Wikidata

ALE International SAS, trading as Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, is a French company headquartered in Colombes, France, that provides enterprise network, communications and cloud solutions and services.


History[edit]

Alcatel: Origins of the company[edit]

Originated in 1919 as Le Téléphone Privé, ALE International went on to become Téléphonie Industrielle et Commerciale (TELIC) in 1927, followed by a transition to a division of Compagnie Générale d'Electricité in 1946. After a number of transitions it became known as Alcatel in 1970, and then Alcatel-Lucent in 2006.

Alcatel-Lucent: The fusion[edit]

On October 1st 2014, Alcatel-Lucent sold 85% of its Enterprise division shares to China Huaxin. At the time of the sale, ALE International had 2,700 employees, 500 000 clients, and a turnover of 700 million euros.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise[edit]

In 2019 ALE celebrates its 100 year anniversary. Today ALE International serves more than 830,000 customers worldwide under the Alcatel-Lucent brand name, which is now licensed from Nokia, who purchased Alcatel-Lucent in 2015.

ALE provides network, cloud, and communications solutions for customers in industries including education, healthcare, hospitality, transportation, government and more. ALE solutions are custom-built for all market segments and industries. ALE integrates systems, deploys analytics, and leverages mobility and the Internet of Things, together with new business models to deliver a foundation for future innovation.

Corporate culture[edit]

Strategy[edit]

ALE is changing how businesses buy, deploy and use technology by delivering networking and communications solutions that make everything connect, with a vision is to deliver the customized technology experiences customers need.

Values[edit]

After 100 years of existence, ALE has built a strong culture, values and vision, which ALE employees applies on a daily basis. ALE value are:

  • Speed & Agility: by taking quick decisions; taking calculated risks; committing to plans; focusing on results; making things simple and learning from mistakes.
  • Customer centricity: by making our customers, business partners and colleagues our first priorities; listening, understanding and care about their needs; being innovative and imaginative to find solutions to their problems; creating value with our technologies, portfolio and services; sharing success and focusing on quality
  • Reliability: by being accountable for our actions; building trust; being honest and respectful; collaborating and sharing knowledge; inspiring others and taking ownership to solve problems.

Corporate Social Responsibility[edit]

Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability is part of what defines us as a company. We are committed to help make the world a better place. This is why we created the ALE impact program which gathers all ALE initiatives in different parts of the world to benefit local communities under a single umbrella.

ALE also makes sure products are environmental-compliant and respond to norms such as ISO27000, SOX and others.

Products and services[edit]

Cloud[edit]

New cloud models provide an opportunity to reduce the time IT teams spend building and managing infrastructures. Running software from the cloud lets staff manage users, permissions and costs themselves. ALE cloud-based communications ensure clients are always running the latest software, eliminating maintenance overhead.

IoT[edit]

IoT devices can connect via many different technologies including: Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), ZigBee and RFID.  ALE recognizes that, based on all of these different technologies, onboarding IoT devices must be simple.

Inherent in IoT are numerous security-related risks. The ALE layered security approach can mitigate risks starting at the device level. Using policy-based rules and network profiles, devices can be authenticated and authorized with the right level of access.  As well, by establishing containers via virtual network segmentation, IoT devices and the applications that control them are isolated, thereby reducing threats without the cost or complexity of separate networks.

Network[edit]

From fixed and chassis LAN switches, WAN and WLAN, to applications, security and management tools, ALE network products support IT needs now and into the future.

Communications[edit]

Rich media and voice communications come to life with the ALE suite of communications applications, devices, platforms and management tools to enable enterprise collaboration.

Verticals[edit]

ALE delivers purpose built technology for education, healthcare, hospitality, transportation and government. Secure, reliable solutions improve communications and collaboration by connecting teachers with students, governments with citizens, doctors with patient, hoteliers with guests, and transportation authorities with travelers.

Business Partners[edit]

ALE works primarily through an indirect sales model. Business Partners are a major component of the go-to-market strategy. Together ALE and their partners deliver secure, high-performance communications, cloud and network infrastructures to small, mid-sized and large customers.  ALE programs enable an ecosystem of Business and Application Partners to bring innovative solutions, proximity services, and technical expertise to enterprise customers around the world.

Worldwide presence[edit]

ALE is a global company with a local presence in countries throughout the world. ALE serves more than 830,000 customers worldwide.

The ALE indirect distribution channel is made up of more than 2,900 Business Partners, including resellers, system integrators, hardware vendors and independent software vendors, supported by ALE sales and services teams in all regions.


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