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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise analyst day 2017: ALE seeks to differentiate through cloud and vertical specialisation

Terry van Staden Analyst, Research

"Despite a highly competitive market, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise is hoping to grow by offering solutions for vertical markets that combine IoT with communications elements."

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) is an enterprise communications, networking and cloud solutions provider facing considerable competition from large players such as Cisco, Microsoft and Mitel. This article explores how, under its new Chinese owners, China Huaxin, it is aiming to differentiate by providing specialist solutions for five target vertical markets.