Frost & Sullivan Honors Alcatel-Lucent With Market Leadership Award for Contact Center Systems

Jan 27, 2010, 02:00 ET from Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan has named Alcatel-Lucent its EMEA Inbound Contact Routing Systems Market Penetration Leader for 2009. The Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership Penetration is presented each year to the company whose product innovation, marketing and sales strategies have enabled it to gain the most market share in the past two to three years.  


"Alcatel-Lucent is recognised for its clear understanding of EMEA's small- and medium-size business (SMB) contact center market requirements and its equally clear vision for addressing those demands," noted Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Joe Outlaw. "The company also leverages market-leading contact center technology from Genesys, a leader in customer service software, and a core part of the Alcatel-Lucent enterprise portfolio of which the company is commended for designing systems that are flexible, easy-to-use, and deliver lower cost of ownership - all critical SMB requirements."

Alcatel-Lucent's key solutions for this market include:  

  • Alcatel-Lucent OmniTouch™ Contact Center Standard Edition – a mid-market, voice-only solution embedded in the Alcatel-Lucent OmniPCX Enterprise Communication Server that is positioned to meet basic contact center functionality requirements.
  • Alcatel-Lucent OmniTouch Contact Center Premium Edition - a mid-market, multi-media IP contact center solution that enables contact center managers to simplify operations through an all-in-one interface (Visual CC), enabling drag and drop features and gives access to all the configuration, routing, real-time monitoring and reporting features for day-to-day information.
  • Alcatel-Lucent OmniTouch Call Center - Office Edition - an all-in-one solution for small to mid-sized businesses designed to enhance customer relationship management and grow with the company's needs.

"Alcatel-Lucent understands that SMB environments must respond to the dynamics of today's businesses by providing ease of use, automatic agent license increases, and by enabling agents or enterprise users the ability to log into the contact center from any phone, either on or off the enterprise campus," remarked Outlaw.

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About Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:

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