Visionary, yet again!


For the second year in a row, the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Network portfolio was evaluated as a Visionary in latest Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure Visionaries demonstrate an ability to increase features in their offering to provide a unique and differentiated approach to the market Vendors must have an end-to-end hardware solution, but increasingly, vendor differentiation is focused on network services, including guest access, onboarding, security and management tools

2013 Wired and Wireless Access LAN Magic Quadrant

Alcatel-Lucent positioned as a Visionary in the Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure for the second straight year.

On September 3, 2013 Gartner, Inc. released its latest Magic Quadrant on networking markets titled “Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless Access LAN Infrastructure,” authored by Tim Zimmerman and Mark Fabbi. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise was placed in the Visionaries quadrant of this report.

This is the second year Gartner has released the “Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure” report and the second time that Alcatel-Lucent placed as Visionary. To be included vendors must supply both Wired and Wireless LAN equipment to Enterprises with specific product specifications and revenue minimums. Not all vendors in the Wired or Wireless LAN market met these requirements for inclusion.

As stated in the report, “A vendor in the Visionaries quadrant has demonstrated the ability to increase features in its offering to provide a unique and differentiated approach to the market. A Visionary will have innovated in one or more key area of access layer technologies (e.g., convergence, security, management or operational efficiency). The ability to apply differentiating functionality across the entire access layer will affect their position.”

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Stephane Robineau,  Vice President, Networks Business, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

“Enterprise converged campus networks demands solutions that make it easier for IT departments to manage access policies for users who are accessing the network from a variety of devices. Our Application Fluent Network vision brings innovation in access layer technologies with unique security, management and operational efficiency, ideal for this market shift.

We’re pleased to be recognized as a key player in the latest Gartner Wireless and Wired LAN Magic Quadrant. Combining OmniSwitches with OmniAccess WLAN and OmniVista Network Management product lines, Alcatel-Lucent provides intelligent and cost-effective unified access solutions to solve the network challenges such as BYOD and unpredictable bandwidth from today’s multi-media applications.”   

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