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Communication & Networks

Somewhere over the Rainbow

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) is exhibiting the latest developments in its communications platforms and on-demand solutions at CeBIT 2017 in Hannover.

26 Mar. 2017
Alcatel Lucent Rainbow Cloud

Whether on the move, in the lab, at the desk or at a work bench, ingenious ideas can come to absolutely anyone, anywhere and at any time. But how many of those bright ideas are snuffed out before they’ve had a chance to shine, just because there's no good way of sharing them with the people who really matter? ALE, better known on the market as Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, was at CeBIT in Hannover, the global event for digital business, to showcase the latest additions to its product portfolio. These include user-centered solutions, usage-based billing models and, most importantly, next-generation communications networking, such as "Rainbow", which will make sure good ideas are put to good use.

After being announced at CeBIT 2016 and having completed an extensive beta testing phase, the Rainbow collaboration app from ALE has now been officially launched. Rainbow is currently available exclusively as a free tool that customers can use to deploy unified communications as a cloud-based service. Among the services currently on offer are first and foremost instant messaging, audio/video calls, screen and file sharing, and contact management. All applications can be utilized on both mobile end devices and desktops. There are also plans to integrate Rainbow into the communications platforms of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and third-party suppliers in the near future. What’s more, ALE intends to roll out chargeable premium packages that could then support conferences with multiple participants, for example.