Published on November 9, 2023, 5:51 am

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has unveiled its Network as a Service by ALE (NaaS) in Singapore, aimed at helping enterprises quickly scale up their network infrastructure to meet the demands of new business growth.

The NaaS offer introduces a flexible hybrid purchasing model for Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Digital Age Networking solutions. This includes hardware such as OmniSwitches and OmniAccess Stellar, as well as management platforms like OmniVista Cirrus and associated value-added services.

With NaaS, ALE business partners and customers have the ability to purchase hardware and subscribe to software licenses, applications, and services based on their specific needs. This provides them with customizable access to the latest network technology and advanced services while requiring a low initial investment.

“A modern and robust network can be a game-changer for businesses and their digital transformation strategies,” said Tee Jyh Chong, country business leader, Singapore at ALE. He added, “ALE NaaS will allow businesses to create a digital age network and deliver connected experiences that are cost-effective, flexible, and tailored to their key needs.”

The purpose of the NaaS offer is to bring together multiple network components as services in order to simplify operations and automate deployment processes for enterprises. It includes three main components:

1. Connectivity as a Service: This component offers state-of-the-art Access and Core switches, along with the latest Wi-Fi Access Points solutions and SD-WAN services for campus, branch, and data center connectivity.

2. Application as a Service: This component includes network management and analytics tools, asset tracking capabilities, as well as Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) for complete visibility into network health, threat protection, device inventory, and location knowledge. Quality of experience enhancements and business process automation will soon be added to this offering.

3. Business as a Service: This component will provide customized industry-specific services billed on consumption and specific business metrics. Network service integration for smart cities, healthcare, transportation, and education ecosystems will be announced in the coming year.

The launch of NaaS in Singapore demonstrates ALE’s commitment to improving agility and scalability for its customers as they navigate the challenges of digital transformation. By offering a flexible and customizable network solution, ALE aims to support businesses in their pursuit of progress in the digital age.

To learn more about Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s Network as a Service offer in Singapore, please visit the FutureCIO website.

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