ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, today announced a distribution agreement with Hoist Group, the EMEA premier technology partner for hotels, healthcare institutions and public operations. Hoist Group will become the first fully verticalized ALE partner for Hospitality and Healthcare in the EMEA, covering the entire portfolio of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise network and communications solutions.
The partnership creates a full end-to-end solution for the Hospitality and Healthcare EMEA market combining the Hoist Group Fusion Platform capabilities (guest and internet access, video content, centralised management, TV services, Digital Signage, PMS for hospitality & healthcare) with the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise network LAN and WiFi, communications phones, and cloud offers. As well, the two companies will offer integration and customisation capabilities via an enhanced go-to-market and geographical coverage beyond the original scope of EMEA.
“Hoist Group is focused on making fully integrated, reliable and competitive solutions available to our customers, ones which ensure high quality services along with end user satisfaction. Combining the knowhow and technology of both ALE and our business will allow us to offer a wider range of solutions, open new areas of development and reinforce our leadership as the one and only hospitality partner for hotels”, says Marc Valentin, CTO at Hoist Group.
“The hospitality and healthcare markets are key verticals for ALE. We have over 20 years of success with customers in these industries. The partnership with Hoist Group is an essential step forward in further developing our market relevance as well as distribution coverage. It will allow us to create enhanced end-to-end solutions and services for customers in these key vertical markets”, concludes Thierry Bonnin, WW senior Vice President verticals & Strategic partnerships.
About Hoist Group
Hoist Group is the complete hospitality partner for hotels, health care institutions and public operations. With more than 20 years of proven hospitality experience, Hoist Group is the market leader in innovative High Speed Internet Access, Conference services, TV & Content solutions, PMS and back-office software as well as other guest-facing amenities. Many hotel chains, flagship independent hotels and public hospitals have entrusted their IT to Hoist Group. Based in Sweden, the company has offices in a total of 17 countries in the EMEA region.
About Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
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