ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, today announced Sunrise Communications AG (Sunrise) has completed all the necessary platform certification requirements to deliver Alcatel Lucent OpenTouch® Enterprise Cloud (OTEC) to the large-enterprise market. The certification ensures the platform, processes and communication interfaces meet all necessary functional and security standards.
Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch Enterprise Cloud significantly reduces upfront investment for large businesses, with a low-cost, pay-per-user approach to modern communications. Businesses benefit by connecting existing corporate IT infrastructure and mobile devices through a rich suite of Unified Communication and Collaboration (UC&C) tools.
The Sunrise managed UC offering is provided on a consumption-based licensing model, designed to allow organizations the flexibility to scale up or down in scenarios such as high seasonal demand, organizational transformation or workforce expansion. The service is now made available to Swiss businesses of all sizes, from small and medium to very large organizations of up to 50,000 users, bringing cloud-based UC&C capabilities to the largest multi-site organizations and connecting dispersed, multi-site workforces.
To address evolving workplace models and the broad digital transformation taking place in Swiss-based businesses, content sharing, instant messaging and near field communications (NFC) capabilities are available across employee devices in addition to industry specialized applications. The OTEC solution can be tailored to the needs of organizations in vertical markets, including hospitality, manufacturing and contact centers, and provides each customer specific UC&C functionality which aligns with industry needs.
The new offering is securely operated and maintained by Sunrise from data centers located in Switzerland. Sunrise is the first and only telecom provider in Switzerland to have its entire organization, both the company-wide technology infrastructure and its operational processes, certified to the ISO 27001 standard for its Information Security Management System (ISMS)
Christoph Meier, Senior Product Manager, Enterprise Solutions, Sunrise Communications AG: “Sunrise is the only Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise business partner to offer cloud services based on OTEC to the Swiss market, and is well-positioned to meet the communications needs of any business or organization, whatever their size. Thanks to the modular nature of the solution, we can work with customers to tailor a UC&C solution which fulfills every communication need their business requires. The OTEC technology will allow us to offer our customers increased flexibility and help us maintain our growth in the key B2B market.
Peter Colleoni, Channel Sales Manager, ALE Switzerland GmbH: “The demand in Switzerland for cloud services will continue to grow in 2017 as modern workplaces and workers place a greater emphasis on mobility and better access to IT services - OTEC is in place to deliver exactly that. At such a crucial time for cloud investment, OTEC offers a low-friction path to cloud adoption and the scalability which enables Sunrise to deliver the specific functions and capabilities organizations need, when they need them. Thanks to the “pay-as-you-use” licensing model, businesses can even roll the solution out to individual departments for trial purposes before onboarding the rest of the organization.”
Sunrise Communications Group AG (Sunrise) is listed on the SIX Exchange in Zurich and is the leading fully-integrated challenger delivering a full range of services across all market segments. Sunrise is the leading non-incumbent operator in both the mobile (prepaid and postpaid) and landline retail voice markets, as well as the third-largest landline internet provider with IPTV, with approximately 3.3 million customer relationships as of December 31, 2016. Sunrise is committed to deliver a best-in-class convergent experience.
Sunrise benefits from an 11,800 km nationwide state-of-the-art fibre network backbone. Sunrise provides mobile services through its own network based on GSM/GPRS/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA and LTE/4G technologies. On the fixed side, Sunrise leverages more than 600 points of presence in its fully-invested LLU network, with coverage of approximately 85% of households in Switzerland. The company has full access to the most advanced next-generation fiber technologies, such as vectoring, FTTS, FTTB and FTTH thanks to its long-term agreement with the incumbent, SFN and local utilities.
For the financial year ended December 31, 2016, Sunrise generated total revenue of CHF 1,897 million and adjusted EBITDA of CHF 611 million. Sunrise is headquartered in Zurich and had a total of 1,656 employees (full-time equivalents) as well as 109 apprentices allocated to divers business locations across the entire country as of December 31, 2016.
For more information regarding Sunrise, please visit: www.sunrise.ch.