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Alcatel eyes to grow by 30% in Phl

Damien Delard, ALE’s vice president for APAC Channels and Territory Sales, said they are putting massive investments in the Philippines in the form of more people, more resources and increase in the number of systems integrators.

Kit Andal, Country Manager, Alcatel Lucent Enterprise Philippines and Damien Delard, VP, APAC Channels & Territory Sales, Alcatel Lucent Enterprise

Alcatel Lucent Enterprise (ALE) is eyeing to grow by 30% in the Philippines as it is committed to put more investments to address and serve the needs of the local market.

Damien Delard, ALE’s vice president for APAC Channels and Territory Sales, said they are putting massive investments in the Philippines in the form of more people, more resources and increase in the number of systems integrators.

“Our target is to grow by 30% in the Philippines. We believe we can do it. In the last three years, the Philippines has delivered a good growth. We see good market,” said Delard, claiming the Philippines is one of the four key countries they identified, along with China, India, and Indonesia, where they will put massive investments in the Asia-Pacific region.

Kit Andal, country manager at ALE Philippines, noted that ALE is one of key technology providers in driving the country’s digital transformation program. He said performance-wise, “we have increased a lot in terms of coverage, in terms of partnerships and in terms of our strategic alliances. We also have a lot of engagements with the government especially with the DICT in order to establish digital transformation that will help the government.”

Globally, ALE is focused on forming partnerships or collaborations with other technology providers who can help serve its purpose and ensure the success of its operations. The company is collaborating with IBM, Nokia, and Dimension Data.

IBM Watson integrates the Rainbow API Hub communication platform with Artificial Intelligence (AI) to deliver cognitive communication capabilities in the area of smart bots, advanced natural language interaction, and facial/video pattern recognition. This will leverage the service features and increase user satisfaction.

ALE provides networking switches combined with Campus Solutions (LAN) to complement WAN in Nokia Transportation Solutions; creates one single network management by combining ALE Nodes with Nokia NMS, and integrates Nokia Nodes into Omni Vista.

ALE supports Dimension Data world cycling tour and helps the team increase its performance thru technology by providing the connectivity in 23 vehicles using Alcatel Omni Access Router 5725 A with antennas that allow the team to have powerful inside and outside vehicle with coverage. The capability to track and retrieve assets was built in all team buildings, race environment and vehicles by collaborating Rainbow Solution (UCaaS and CPaaS) with the OmniAccess Stellar with its Location-Based Services (LBS) and IoT hub.

Meanwhile, Delard said that it is also the goal of ALE to transfer its customers on traditional telephony to the Rainbow platform within two years, to make it 100% software on subscription basis. Apart from this, Delard said the company will increase bandwidth and focuses on the security of data to support the network demand in the future.

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