NCR Corporation, a leader in consumer transaction technologies has announced its partnership with Alcatel-Lucent, a leader in IP networks, cloud and ultra-broadband access, to expand their global reach in managed services.
The relationship is expected to strengthen each company’s position and presence worldwide in managed services by reducing time-to-market and generating new revenue opportunities, the companies announced.
Under the agreement NCR will provide services including site surveys, deployment and maintenance projects, where speed and quality of service are critical to quickly ramp-up and ramp-down new Alcatel-Lucent technology implementations.
NCR’s role encompasses high-volume projects where services are required across multiple countries and regions, including small cells, IP/MPLS, GPON and Wi-Fi deployments. Additional managed services functions and technologies will be provided to support innovation, quality and agility.
“The global agreement between Alcatel-Lucent and NCR strengthens each company’s unique capabilities to provide customers with great services and innovative technologies,” Friedrich Trawöger, President Managed Services at Alcatel-Lucent said. “By integrating capabilities, we can further reduce time-to-market and leverage economies of scale to improve cost competitiveness. These enhancements to our Managed Service portfolios enables both companies to attract and reach new customers in new markets.”
“Innovative technology, industry experience and strong partnerships are fundamental for technology and telecom providers, such as Alcatel-Lucent, to differentiate them in today’s competitive global market,” Sophia Williams, vice president and general manager, Telecom & Technology division at NCR adds.
“This agreement allows both companies to grow by leveraging each other’s best resources and practices, as well as opening up new customer opportunities that can benefit immediately from our combined expertise”, adds Williams.