After smart cities, ALE bats for ‘Make in India’

NEW DELHI: Alcatel Lucent Enterprise (ALE) has set up a research and development infrastructure and customer support center in Bangalore and Chennai in order to support the government’s ‘Make in India’ project.

These centers will be producing network infrastructure products for Data Center, Unified Campus LANs and Enterprise voice communications and house scientists, researchers, and Level-3 and Level-4 experts, a company statement said.

“Support for the government of India’s ‘Make-in-India’ vision to transform the country into a hub for manufacturing and investment is a key focus in which Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise solutions for communications and network infrastructure are pivotal,” it added.

The company had also bagged contracts from NewGen for providing communications and networking solutions for the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) project, dubbed as the first smart city in the country.

Alcate-Lucent Enterprise is also involved in several other projects in India like Smart Metro Projects, Hospitality and Healtcare projects, which serve to develop India’s communication infrastructure to fulfil the country’s vision as a future-ready destination for businesses and investment.

Michel Emelianoff, CEO, ALE, said: “India is an important market for our business and we are proud that a substantial part of our work force and solutions contribute or come from India. In line with the Indian government’s ‘Make-in-India’ vision, we have been proactively investing, building and providing advanced communication solutions in India. With our partners, we constantly discover new opportunities to enhance the personalized connected experience in India and will continue to wholeheartedly contribute and invest in this emerging market.”

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