Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, a leading provider of communications, networking and cloud solutions, and RingCentral, Inc., a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration and contact center solutions, August 11, 2020 announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to introduce a new co-branded cloud solution – Rainbow Office powered by RingCentral – making it unique and exclusive for Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise.
RingCentral and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise will jointly develop programmes enabling both companies to lead the cloud communications services for the enterprise market.
“We are excited to partner with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and to bring our industry-leading cloud communications solutions to their customers and partners,” said founder, chairman and CEO, Vlad Shmunis. “Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s strong presence in Europe and beyond will enhance our ability to jointly enable customers and partners accelerate their migration to cloud communication solutions in these markets.”
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s mission is to deliver customized technology experiences to enterprises with a verticalized business approach in networking, communications, and cloud. Rainbow Office powered by RingCentral will enrich the company’s cloud portfolio enabling customers to accelerate their digital transformation with public Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS).
“Customers demand agile, robust and secured cloud communication and collaboration solutions in today’s high-speed technology world,” said CEO of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Jack Chen. “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.”
Rainbow Office powered by RingCentral will be available in the first quarter of 2021.
Under the commercial agreement, both companies will contribute resources towards development and sales & marketing of Rainbow Office powered by RingCentral. RingCentral will pay Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise US$100 million in cash for exclusive access, a minimum seat commitment, and future commissions.