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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, RingCentral Release Cloud Communications Rainbow

August 11, 2020

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

While we often hear the phrase, “too many cooks in the kitchen” as a negative, but two heads are certainly better than one. Cloud communications is a highly competitive and quite crowded space, with only best in breed technology finding the spotlight, and propelling the enterprise.

Today, Alcatel Lucent Enterprise and RingCentral announced a strategic partnership to offer the co-branded cloud solution, Rainbow Office powered by RingCentral. The Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise exclusive solution sets up to be the first of many, as the duo will develop programs to expand enterprise market presence and maintain tip of spear position in business communications.

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

In terms of financials, each organization will invest in marketing and sales of Rainbow Office powered by RingCentral, and RingCentral will pay Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise $100 million in cash for a minimum seat requirement, exclusive access and future commissions.

Rainbow Office powered by RingCentral will be available Q1 2021.

Now, choosing the right cloud communications partner takes on deeper importance, as there is no hard time line on a return to the office, and what we once knew as normal. Could this be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

Are your communications in the cloud, yet?

Edited by Maurice Nagle



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